Rated 5 out of 5 by Cisco Excellent
Sarah is exactly what I was looking for - cheerful, disciplined and a wonderful teacher ! While I can pay by ear, she had me reading music right from the start, which was my prime objective. She also is providing some basic music theory, and we now have a regular 2-to-3-times-a-month schedule.
I'm committing a year to this, and then, with Sarah's help, we'll move on to bluegrass fiddling !
April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrudyP Highly recommend,great instructor
So glad Sarah was our granddaughters first instructor for her introduction to the violin. She is a very positive and friendly person. She instinctively knew the right approach for Natasha with the right amount of encouragement, patience and firmness. Natasha always looked forward to her lesson and found that in practicing the time went by faster than she thought it would.
July 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah My Music Theory Teacher
My music teacher was well planned. She always summed up what we talked about from our previous lesson before building up on more information. She taught me through my zone of proximal development. I was given the opportunity to practice what was shown from each lesson by doing homework. I found great happiness in studying the construction of music. Her teaching pedagogy was strong! She would incorporate mnemonic devices to help me learn the musical concepts easier. When I did not grasp a certain idea, she was patient with me. At times she would teach me from my own musical knowledge of various instruments. Other times she would share with me her own personal experiences and stories. I am thankful to have met such an amazing music teacher!
August 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TonyL Great!
Sarah is a great teacher. She knows how to teach according to my strengths and weaknesses. She is very professional and approachable. I always feel comfortable and safe in her studio. I am always amazed by her talents as a musician and a teacher. I highly recommend her.
February 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeanneS Sarah is very friendly and put my daughter at ease right away. She is also very patient and knowledgeable - characteristics which are important in a teacher. I highly recommend her!
May 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeH Retired
Sarah has shown me how to hold the neck correctly, improve my posture while playing and how to use the bow more effectively. I am sixty years old, and have been playing the 'fiddle' for quite sometime, and had only one or two lessons prior to meeting Sarah. I knew many bad habits were acquired without formal instruction, and she has gently shown me how to correct them. Everything she has shown me has been very beneficial, and I have learned more in the short period I've been taking her lessons than I had in the fifteen or so years I clumsily attempted to play the violin. She is very accomplished, and is so very effective with her method of instruction. She certainly is an asset to your program.
January 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarylouC Parent of Violin Student
Sarah is a very competant teacher. She has definitely motivated my son to enjoy his playing. Sarah is kind and patient. Eric looks forward to his lessons.
March 16, 2009