Sonia began playing the piano at age five with Constance Kline with whom she completed her RCM examinations. During her years of study, she received five Silver Medals for top provincial marks as well as numerous honors at the Kiwanis Music Festival. She competed in the Canadian Music Competition, where she was a semifinalist. Following that, Sonia studied with Marek Jablonski for three years at the University of Alberta, as well as with Alexander Sandler and Jean-Paul Sevilla. After completing her Bachelor of Music, she went to Paris to continue her studies at Schola Cantorum L’Ecole des Beaux Arts. She studied piano solo, chamber music, and analysis with Narcis Bonet and Prof. Sevilla. She has been teaching full-time since, starting Forte Music in 2001, and is a standing member of the Alberta Piano Teacher’s Association. She has three wonderful and demanding children- Sascha, Luka, and Camila.. and when possible, loves to play tennis, read and sleep in.