Sonya Lee Piano Studio
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Hired 8 times
23 years in business
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Ms. Sonya, by far, has been the best piano teacher (actually best teacher/educator) for my 9 year old daughter. My daughter started piano at 7, went thru a couple of other teachers before we found Ms. Sonya. She is compassionate, caring, thoughtful, and just knows how to teach children. She is warm, kind, and encouraging. She has a way to teach without every showing loss of patience, and is able to describe it in a way for a 9 year old to understand. Although we cannot have in person lessons due to COVID, Ms. Sonya makes remote lessons a breeze and my daughter is still able to acquire the necessary skill sets to accomplish difficult piano pieces. In fact, my daughter presented a Christmas song she wanted to play to her previous teacher, but that teacher said she could teach after she reaches a certain “level.” My daughter asked Ms. Sonya after we decided to part ways with the previous teacher, and not only did Ms. Sonia say okay, my daughter was able to complete this very difficult piece (Bell Carol, by David Hickens) in 2 months! We’re still 6 months from Christmas, and I thought it would take my daughter at least the whole year to learn it! We are so appreciative of Ms. Sonya’s guidance. I normally do not leave reviews, but I had to leave a glowing review because it is so worth it to let others know what a caring and nurturing teacher Ms. Sonya truly is. She just knows how to pull out the hidden talent from my daughter. I just wish we found her sooner! I would recommend her without hesitation. She also has a pretty amazing resume too!May 26, 2020Verified
Sonya is a phenomenal piano instructor. She’s really helping me find structure and break down difficult passages in pieces, would highly recommend!Aug 13, 2020Verified
Sonya is an incredibly gifted pianist. It’s rare to find someone on such a level and, even harder still to find someone that can teach and share that wisdom. Couldn’t be happier. My daughter is loving piano with Sonya.Jan 26, 2020Verified
Wow. Sonya Lee is truly an expert at a caliber above most. We started with music appreciation lessons and she also helped me decide on how to approach my future purchase of an instrument. I feel privileged to work with her.Jan 12, 2020Verified
If I could pick all 5 choices I would say I still need more good things to say about Sonya. She is the best you can pick hands down. Do not waste your time with anyone else. She is the best!!! She pushes you to do things you can imagine that you would ever do and brings out the Beethoven in you!!!!! So, if you would like to just learn something here or there go elsewhere. If you want to learn music, scales, and etc.... Call Sonya and you will not want another instructor.May 29, 2020Verified
Sonya Kumiko Lee
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Standard Lesson Rates (Beginner/Intermediate Levels): 30 minutes - $80 45 minutes - $100 60 minutes - $120 Advanced/Expert Lesson Rates (Advance level students, students preparing for competitions, auditions, and/or college and conservatory entrance exams/professionals) 60 minutes - $200 90 minutes - $250 *Travel fee applies when I travel to a student's home.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I attribute a great deal of the success I have with my students to having shared goals, and being a good match in personalities. This is why I request all prospective students to schedule a trial lesson. The trial lesson is 30 minutes, and is conducted just as a regular lesson. This gives the student a chance to see what the lessons are like, and a chance for me to assess the student's level, strengths, and areas for growth before we decide to work together. I use a variety of books and materials, and customize each student's curriculum. **All adult students are required to schedule a complimentary trial/evaluation via Skype or FaceTime to be considered for acceptance.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?The Juilliard School (Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance) Primary teachers: Emanuel Ax and Oxana Yablonskaya