The American soprano, pianist and music pedagogue, Epp Sonin, obtained her BS degree in Piano from Mannes and her Master of Music Degree from Manhattan, Juilliard.
As a frequent soloist with orchestras and choruses in oratorios, masses and cantatas, most recently with the Lexington Symphony and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Epp Sonin remains an active performer. She has given recitals in major cities in the USA, Canada, and Europe and has premiered new works at Lincoln Center, MIT, Harvard, Tufts and UMASS-Lowell and performed in numerous Boston-area operas. She is a member of the Cantata Singers. Her performances have been heard on radio and recordings. She was soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and with the Estonian State Symphony in a gala celebrating Estonia’s newly re-established independence.
Epp Sonin has taught piano for 30 years in New York and Boston. In 1985 she founded the Lexington Music School. Since then, she has led the school in providing quality piano classes for children, private instruction by awarding-winning music faculty, and community outreach in the way of benefit concerts, scholarships, mentorship, and inspiration to musicians and music appreciators. She also offers 45-mlnute group lessons for ages 6-11. These lessons cover keyboard techniques, scale studies, cadences and transposition; ear training, solfege and theory; folk tunes and solo piano pieces from traditional piano literature.