Sonia Michelson is the director of the Michelson Classic Guitar studio in Los Angeles and Israel. She specializes in teaching music and classical guitar to young children, ages 3-10 using a method she developed and refined over a four year period (New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children).
Her approach is to stimulate each child’s musical imagination and ability through special guitar techniques, rhythm games, listening games and theory games.
Inspired by the writings of Zoltan Kodalyand Shinichi Suzuki, she uses a holistic approach to early childhood education.
Her method focuses on learning in small steps, introducing only one new musical concept at a time.
Children enjoy making music from the very first piece. There is participation in movement activities, singing and ear training.
The goal of the program is to create an awareness and joy in making music in innovative individual and group performances
Sonia Michelson also teaches older students and adults.
She has recently published New Dimensions in Classical Guitar for Children, Easy Classic Guitar Solos for Children and Young Beginner’s First Repertoire for Classic Guitar all published by Mel Bay Publications.