Sona Gevorgyan received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from California State University of Northridge, under the instruction of the renowned professor of piano, Francoise Regnat. She further continued her studies with Juilliard graduate and an active chamber musician, Lusine Ketenjian. Sona has learned and mastered different techniques in her piano learning from both of these wonderful professors, which she passes on to her current students whose excellence in playing the piano is shown in her regular studio recitals and in high scores the students achieve from stately run exams, known as Certificate of Merit. During her studies, Sona received numerous awards and scholarships; among them are the Old Town Music Store Scholarship, and Pasadena Women’s club scholarship. In addition, she performed in master classes of well-renowned professors such as Jerome Loenthal, James Bonn. In the teaching field, Sona has an extensive experience working with kids from beginner to early advanced levels. She is also an active member and an adjudicator at MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California.) As a collaborative chamber musician, Sona has accompanied different instrumentalists, such as vocalists, violinists, and clarinetists. As a classically trained piano instructor, Sona’s main goal is to establish a strong foundation in theory, technique, sight-reading and repertoire in each one of her students. She strongly believes that a well-rounded music education is the key to try and succeed in any kind of music genre, whether it’s jazz, pop, or classical.
Items of Interest
- Active member of MTAC (Music Teacher’s Association of California).
- Over 10 years of teaching experience primarily focusing on beginning through early advanced piano students of all ages.
- All of her students consistently pass the CM examinations (Certificate of Merit) with high scores and majority of them are usually selected for the branch honors and state convention recitals.
- Materials for teaching vary from the The Russian School of Piano Playing, Piano Repertoire Series by Keith Snell………(Although these are the main method books that I use with beginning piano students, I’m very flexible in picking out pieces from other books that I think will suit the student better and enhance their musical and technical skills further).
- An active adjudicator at MTAC exams.