Our Teachers – Sophia Hardesty
Owner/Operator, Voice Instructor, Glee Club Director and More
Sophia Hardesty (formerly Tobin) is the Founder and Owner of Naptown Sings and Plays! With an unwavering passion for music education, Sophia opened the Naptown Sings and Plays! studio to offer a rich and exciting musical experience to local Annapolis youth. She holds two music degrees from The University of Maryland School of Music, College Park: a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education in K-12 Vocal/General Music. She also holds a Master of Music Education degree from Anderson University.
Sophia is a former Vocal/General Elementary School Teacher in Prince Georges County, MD. During her tenure, Sophia conducted award winning choirs, named for excellence in both technique and expression. She also collaborated with a 3-member team to rewrite the county’s elementary choral curriculum.
Sophia currently directs the Naptown Sings and Plays! popular Glee Clubs, which perform all over the Annapolis area, including at events like Eastport A Rockin, The Chocolate Binge Festival, Nextival, and First Sundays. Additionally, Sophia teaches Musikgarten classes for babies and toddlers, Music Immersion classes for preschoolers, and Ukulele classes. She also directs the studio’s Homeschool music program, gives private voice lessons to people of varied ages, styles, and abilities, and collaborates with the Bates Middle School PVA Vocal Program to bring enhanced musical opportunities to its students.
Sophia is grateful for the support of the Annapolis community as her dream of offering full-service music education programs has become a very large reality.