Sara Gabalawi

Sara G.

Havertown, PA

Lesson Details



Sara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello. I am a 25 year old cellist and graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music and Conservatorium van Amsterdam. I have studied, performed and worked in the United States and Europe. I am passionate about teaching cello and music as well. In addition, I love animals, art and nature. I would be happy to get to know you or your child and share my love of music!


Private Cello Teacher
Sep 2012 - Present

Teaching cello to students of all ages and levels

Babysitter and Au Pair
Jun 2009 - Present

Babysitter and au pair to families in The USA and The Netherlands, children ages 2-10

May 2009 - Present
Various organizations

Animal rights, child advocacy, causes I care about

Jan 2009 - Present
Self/various ensembles in the USA and Europe

Chamber music, orchestra, recitals, gigs, teaching, solo, music theory

Oct 2015 - May 2016
Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Tucson, Arizona

Camp Counselor and Music Teacher
Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture - Philadelphia, PA

Taught music, organized lessons, acted as camp counselor, children 6-18


Diploma: Cello Performance
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Bachelor of Music: Cello Performance and Bachelor of Humanities/Liberal Arts
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University


Suzuki Cello Teacher
May 2013
Suzuki Association of the Americas

Suzuki Teacher Training "Every Child Can!"
(Unit 1 training in progress)


Merit Scholarship Recipient
Apr 2015
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Scholarship Recipient
May 2013
Swedish Women's Educational Association (SWEA) of Washington D.C.
Dean's List with High Honors
Sep 2009
Peabody Institute of the John's Hopkins University
Beatrice Feldman Kahn and Raymond S. Kahn Endowed Scholarship in Cello
Sep 2009
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
Anne Newman Chamber Music Advanced Study Scholarship
Jun 2008
Settlement Music School
Concerto Competition Winner and Soloist
Mar 2007
Philadelphia Sinfonia Orchestra
Concerto Competition Winner
Jun 2006
Philadelphia International Music Festival
Chamber Orchestra Scholarship
May 2004
Settlement Music School


Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
Jun 2014

The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.

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Gil Dec 29, 2016
Cello · In home

Sara is wonderful! She is patient, talented, dedicated and very nice. Our daughter has been rapidly learning and not only looks forward to her cello lesson, but practices without being reminded. This is new and it's due to Sara's teaching and motivational skills. All thumbs up!

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