Pianist, Teacher, Entrepreneur
Acclaimed performer, piano teacher, facilitator & entrepreneur
Connection as Raison D'etre
Hi, I'm Sophie! I'm a powerhouse performer, teacher, connector, and entrepreneur.
My passion in life is to help people connect more deeply.
I am committed to constantly asking the question: “How can I best be of service to my community? How can my music and my work help people connect more deeply to each other, and to their unique talents, artistry, and joy?”
My answer is through three primary modalities: performing as an engaging and innovative musician (classically, and beyond!), teaching piano lessons, and providing consulting and copywriting for visionary entrepreneurs.
In 2019, I am launching Connections Concert Series, an innovative series of facilitated shows featuring musicians from diverse genres sharing music and conversation. Stay tuned for more!
“My deepest fulfillment comes from connecting people more deeply to themselves, their work, their communities, and their purpose.”
Sophie Lippert as Piano Teacher
Hi, I'm Sophie! I'm a devoted, enthusiastic, caring, cheerful, and conscientious piano teacher, for both adults and kids.
I firmly believe in the ability of music lessons to enhance the development of children (and "grown up children," too!) in all areas of life. While learning how to play the piano and read music, my students also learn how to employ skills of critical listening, active engagement, recovery from setbacks, focus and persistence, and respect for themselves, others, and the creative process. It is an honor to equip my students with these invaluable tools for navigating the world!
Sophie Lippert as Classical Pianist
Hi, I'm Sophie! I'm a professional classical pianist. I've played voraciously as a soloist and chamber musician alike, and have been praised for her sensitivity, dynamism, expressiveness, and evocative musical maturity.
I received my degree in Classical Piano Performance under the tutelage of the inimitable Jon Kimura Parker at Rice University. The highlights of my performance career were performances of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Seattle Philharmonic and Seattle Symphony, and I’ve established a successful career as orchestral soloist, innovative collaborative musician, and classical piano soloist. Now, I'm passionate about creating multi-genre concerts that incorporate conversations and group exploration.
Sophie Lippert as Entrepreneur and Facilitator
Hi, I'm Sophie! I'm an entrepreneur who owned a successful Sole Proprietor LLC in Portland, Oregon since 2012, and has hosted and facilitated thousands of events, classes, workshops, and concerts.
I grew up surrounded by small businesses, with two multi-million dollar family-owned companies in my close lineage. I've stood at the helm of my own business in Portland, and have since been a sought-after source for consulting, strategic business mapping, and writing and editing. My sweet spot is supporting visionary entrepreneurs who have trouble actualizing, and hosting events for community to experience incredible connection and healing through music and food.