Sofia was born in Madrid, Spain and went to a school that had wonderful music classes. Growing up singing, playing xylophones, dancing, singing, reciting poetry, and dancing was a great foundation to become a music teacher. Later, she studied recorder, flute, and Baroque music in Madrid and London, and specialized in music pedagogy in Madrid and Salzburg, Austria (Orff Institute- Mozarteum). She has taught music since she was 19 years old.
She came to The San Francisco School in 1996 and still enjoys walking through the main gate every morning, getting into the quiet music room, and imagining the sound explorations and rhythms of the day.
She also teaches private lessons on recorder and flute. Part of the year, she works as an adult teacher educator in hands-on music courses all over the world. She has written many books and articles about music education and received awards for developing music teacher associations. She loves spending the winter and summer vacations with her family in Spain.