Sophie is a classically-trained professional pianist, teacher, small business strategic consultant, and head of the Vibrant Collective in downtown Portland. She has saluted the sun from Hawaii to Houston to Vermont, played cello and piano in countries throughout Europe (including her performance as featured soloist with the Seattle Symphony, headlining a summer concert with Gershwin’s quintessential Rhapsody in Blue), and cooked gluten-free fare for groups of 10-100 from all over the globe.
After graduating from Rice University, summa cum laude, with a degree in Piano Performance (under the tutelage of world-renowned Jon Kimura Parker), Sophie worked in restaurant management under James Beard-nominated chef Anita Jaisinghani in Houston, TX. Upon moving to Portland in 2011, Sophie furthered her personal growth and healing in workshops and classes with masters of Thai massage, yoga, acupuncture, music & art therapy, DBT, psychotherapy, and more. She opened Vibrant Studios, LLC–a space for yoga, dance, music, food, and cultivating community–in 2012, and has been sole proprietor ever since.
Sophie truly loves her work in business and music and wellness. Sophie also loves to make music, ecstatic dance, sing karaoke, urban hike the hills of Portland, lift heavy things at the gym, journal and write to her half-dozen pen pals (yes, this is really a thing), and eat as many delicious meals as her belly allows. She cultivates loyal friendships, and connects intimately on a daily basis with friends and family. She is voracious consumer (and producer!) of wise words and foreign foods, and always has a fantastic podcast or playlist she’s spinning.
More than anything else, Sophie is devoted to helping people. She loves to give people the tools they need to be in alignment, and show up in the best way possible for themselves, their families, their work, and the world. Sophie is particularly interested in supporting visionary entrepreneurs who are looking for help with strategic map-making for their businesses, and kids and adults who are interested in learning piano (and lots more!) from a passionate, loving instructor. She’s also on the lookout for performance opportunities as a pianist. Holler at this talented woman if you’d like to talk about any of these things.