Sonia Kiernan – Piano Teacher

Sonia - The Piano Workshop at Chester

Sonia started playing piano at the age of 7, and by the age of 10 was a finalist in New Jersey Network’s Youth Talent Showcase. From then on, she performed with school orchestras, church services on both guitar and piano, and other musical events in high school. She also participated in the Guild National Auditions and received the Paderewski medal for high honors.

After high school, Sonia relocated to South Florida and went on to study music at Florida Atlantic University under the tutelage of Dr. Irena Kofman. Her interest in music kept growing as she performed with the FAU orchestra, participated in international keyboard festivals and was collegiate treasurer and president of FMENC (Florida Music Educators National Conference). She graduated in 2009 with her Bachelor of Music in performance and minor in education and Masters in Music in 2011. She remained an active musician keeping a well developed piano studio and actively performing in the South Florida/Miami area. Also until recently Sonia was an accompanist for Palm Beach’s Opera Restoration Project.

Along with being a classically trained pianist, Sonia has also released two albums on iTunes and Amazon in the field of pop/rock music. Notable performances include the 2009 SuperCon comic book festival with punk rock band Less Than Jake, opening for Black Tide, Alexisonfire, and more.