about sophia about clapping land
about sophia

Sophia Grigoriadis, Mus.Bac., ARCT, studied music history and ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto (1984-1988). Over more than 25 years, her study of Greek, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Middle Eastern singing and percussion has led her to perform with many traditional music and fusion ensembles in Toronto.

Along with composition and performance, Sophia extends her talents into the world of music education. She is a licensed Kindermusik educator, and has completed Level II of the Certificate program in Orff Pedagogy (Royal Conservatory of Music). In September 2012, Sophia joined the staff at Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox School where she teaches music from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Through her studio Clapping Land, Ms Grigoriadis has designed unique world music programs for children and their families, incorporating her passion for diverse music with her training.

Sophia’s world music CD compilation Sound Adventures — Global Music for Children was awarded the 2005 Silver Award from the US-based Parents’ Choice Foundation.

Sophia is also a member of the Juno-nominated Toronto-based Greek and Arabic ensemble Maza Meze, and is performing with the recently formed quartet, Turkwaz. As an active participant in the music community both locally and through touring across the country, she is passionate about promoting Canada’s unique and vibrant world music scene to the families that participate in her programs.