Sarah began teaching Suzuki violin lessons in 1999 at the University of TN Chattanooga’s Cadek Conservatory. While there, she received teacher training through book 6 at Suzuki Institutes, taught monthly group classes, directed a Summer Suzuki Violin Camp, and grew her studio to 45 students. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Violin Performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from the Hartt School in Hartford, CT, studying with Katie Lansdale and Teri Einfeldt. Throughout her time in graduate school she maintained a private teaching studio, and after graduating, taught for the Hartt School Community Division for two years.

Before moving to Knoxville, in addition to maintaining a private studio, Sarah taught on the college level, running performance classes, coaching chamber music groups, and teaching the violin studio at Covenant College, Lookout Mtn. GA, for four years. During the same time she also taught music theory and string techniques classes at Lee University in Cleveland, TN.
She has served as a guest clinician at the Girls Preparatory School Summer String Camp, the Residential Summer Strings Camp in Tasmania, Australia, and the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra String Camp.
In addition to teaching, Sarah is an active performer. She has held positions with the Chattanooga Symphony and the New Hampshire Philharmonic (principle 2nd Violin) and currently holds positions in the Knoxville Symphony and the Oak Ridge Symphony. She is also an avid chamber musician, and before moving to Knoxville performed on the Aliento Chamber series and with the New Hampshire Philharmonic Principle String Quartet, performed in the Chattanooga area with the Con Brio ensemble, and presented collaborative faculty recitals at Covenant College and Lee University. Since moving to Knoxville, she has presented concerts with the Inner Voices String Quartet, the Oak Ridge String Quartet, and appeared as a soloist on the Friends of Music and the Arts series.
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