Piano & Singing Lessons in English, German or Russian languages
Sofia Livotov - Piano & Singing Teacher for Beginner & Advanced Students
- Guide Price£35/60mins I £26/45mins I £17/30mins
my name is Sofia, I am a classically trained singer and pianist based in London with teaching experience for over 10 years online and in-person.
I have obtained my Bachelor degree in Piano & Music Education at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in Germany, my Master degree in Vocal Pedagogy at the Conservatory of Lucerne and my Master degree in Vocal Performance at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. As a pianist, I have been performing on stage since the age of 7 and have been a member of several chamber music formations such as the Lower Saxony Youth Symphony Orchestra (NJO). I have been awarded the 2nd Prize in the Piano Solo Category of the national youth competition "Bundeswettbewerb Jugend Musiziert" in Germany.
My singing career led me onto the stages of various opera and concert houses, such as the Lucerne Theatre, Tonhalle Zurich or the TivoliVredenburg. In 2019 I gave my debut in London at the Tête à Tête Festival. My recent engagements include a concert tour through Indonesia with the pianist Prajna Indrawati, opera productions in the German Alps and art-song recitals in Berlin.
Together with Prajna Indrawati, I have been selected for the Oxford Lieder Residential Mastercourse for Singers & Pianists 2020. Since 2019 I am also a singer for the Lost Chord Dementia Charity.
I have been teaching piano to students from years 7 to 18 for many years at the International Boarding School Ecole d'Humanité in Switzerland.
I have experience in working individually as well as with small groups and have been preparing my students regularly for school performances and exams.
Besides my work at the Ecole d'Humanité, I have been teaching singing and piano to private students of various ages and nationalities and been giving vocal masterclasses in Jakarta and Bandung on my Indonesian concert tour in 2019.
I enjoy very much the process of helping people of any age discover their talents. It is never too late to learn something new! I make sure to tailor my lessons to my student's needs and wishes and help them improve their technique and musicality in a safe and positive environment. Due to my extensive musical education and my career as a vocal coach and singer, I have an excellent knowledge of various styles, repertoire and languages. Being an active performer myself with a lot of experience on stage, I can especially help with performance skills such as stage presence, storytelling and stage fright.
Lessons are possible in different languages, such as English, German or Russian.