Born in Brazil in a musical family, Sonia Feres-Lloyd began to study music with her mother at the age of four years old. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University, and is a violist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
In Brazil she has played in several orchestras, including the Camerata Fukuda, Orchestra Nova Sinfonietta, and Orchestra de Camara do Theatro Sao Pedro.
Besides performing, Dr. Feres-Lloyd has been developing pedagogical work for many years, especially with children, teaching violin and viola, first in Brazil, in her family's school of music, Escola de Musica de Jundiai, and in the United States since 1993, at the LSU Music Academy, Strings Project at the University of Northern Colorado.
In September of 2005, she founded the Children's Music Studio, in Baton Rouge, LA.
Dr. Feres-Lloyd is a registered Music Together® teacher.