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I wanted to learn things, not just sing and be heard with little hints. I wanted to learn valuable things. She warned me that we would start a bit slow on some scales and throat and larynx positioning and after the first couple of lessons, I was afraid that it was going to be boring. But in the third lesson, it got pretty amazing. Worked on interesting techniques, changed things up for interest, worked on songs I needed help with, evaluated the best key for songs and my voice. After one lesson, I called two people to just tell them how cool something new was that we had done. She knows her stuff and has a lot of info to share. I'm very impressed.May 1, 2017VerifiedSofia’s Music Studio-SW Portland/Lake Osw/Tigard's reply
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As a vocalist in a worship band I wanted to improve my voice so I joined Sofia's lessons a year ago. My voice became definitely more stable after a couple of months and she helped me to discover my real register. Besides practicing scales she recommended me songs from different styles which I'd not thought before that I could ever sing. She gave me useful instructions how to perform. Because of her sensitivity she found the best personal examples for me. It was really a pleasure to take part in her lessons. We had lots of fun.Sep 9, 2015
Amazing teacher and amazing woman. Singing lessons with Sofia were an amazing journey - to vocal and personal freedom. The teaching method Sofia uses was a revolution, changing almost all I was taught about singin so far - and it brought wonderful, unexpected results! If you are lucky enough to have a chance to learn from her - wow!Sep 9, 2015
Sofia was my vocal teacher for 5 years. During these years she was my giude to develope my knowledge of music and singing and to pushing out my limits. Every lessons were personalized, shaped to my needs challanging in a safe friendly and encouraging athmosphere. Sofia is a talented teacher and artist and experienced and inteligent singer as well. Encouraged by her from just a hobby singing became my life long pession and I was accepted to a huge choir. My selfconfidence matured and I was able to sing for the audience. I wish she would have been less students and I would have been more time to take more lessons because each hours of learning was fab' Thanks a mill" Timi, from HungarySep 27, 2015
Zsofia is knowledgeable, patient, and fun! She's good at explaining the technical and physiological aspects of singing and helps you believe in yourself, emphasizing that you will see great progress if you believe you can.Jan 20, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?- Free consultation/trial lesson - Paying a month with 4 lessons upfront: - 60 minutes: $220/month ($55/lesson) - 45 minutes: $180/month ($45/lesson) - 30 minutes: $140/month ($35/lesson) - Lesson-to-lesson payment: - $85/60 minutes - $75/45 minutes - $65/30 minutes - Cancellation: - ONE make-up lesson per month is initiated if cancellation happens more than 48 hours earlier - no make-up lesson or refund if cancellation happens within 48 hours - Payment: - Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, check, cash
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We meet for a trial lesson to have a feel for each other because mutual sympathy is essential when it comes to one-on-one lessons! We talk about plans, goals, dreams and based on the individual's level I suggest how I would work with him/her. I also describe the method I would apply. Then we schedule a regular weekly lesson.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Education: Bachelor and Master of Music and Music Education dual degree at 'The Liszt Academy of Music' Budapest, Hungary. ******************************************* As a singer I have teaching, performing and recording experience in various styles: jazz, pop, rock, gospel, musical and classical for more than 30 years. As a piano teacher I was trained in classical music, therefore I am specialized more in classical piano literature. ******************************************* I was an Adjunct Professor at the Music Department at Western Oregon University (WOU) substituting in the 2015 Fall Term. Through WOU I was already twice (in 2017 and 2018) a guest vocal professor at the Guangxi Art University in Nanning, China.