Sonya is a highly regarded Music Educator with a vast
experience in the Music Industry. She has completed her Masters in Music Studies at the Qld Conservatorium, Griffith University, majoring in piano pedagogy and holds an LTCL in piano performance from the Trinity College of London.
Sonya also studied piano at the Melbourne University Conservatorium under international concert pianist Mack Jost and trained as an early childhood specialist music teacher.
As a student Sonya won many prestigious competitions including National Exhibition Awards with the Australian Guild of Music Education, National winner of the Yamaha Festival and a member of the top national school team in the Yamaha School Awards.
Professionally she was a Keyboard Demonstrator for Yamaha Music Australia in Victoria, also travelling to South Australia and Tasmania and she was director of Central Keyboard Academy in Melbourne. After moving to Qld, she was offered the position as Head Teacher of the Clayfield Yamaha Music School in Brisbane and later Co-Director of the Qld Music Centre. Presently she coordinates her own music school in North lakes, teaches piano at St Pauls School in Bald Hills and is a piano examiner for the Australian Guild of Music Education.
Her students have won numerous awards in major competitions including the Queensland Youth Music Awards, Queensland Piano Competition, National Keys Piano Competition, Petrof National Piano Competition, Keys National Piano Competition and The City of Sydney Eisteddfod.