Sarah Abrams
New York, NY
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Sarah Abrams

Sarah A.

New York, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Tutoring on all levels of music theory

About Sarah A.

Hello! I am a recent graduate of NYU where I received my Masters of Music degree. I studied flute performance under Keith Underwood and Soo-Kyung Park. I additionally taught as an Adjunct Instructor while completing my graduate studies at NYU, where I taught undergraduate and certificate NYU students private flute lessons. I graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in May of 2018, where I received a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance with a minor in art history. While at IU, I studied under Kathryn Lukas and participated in various ensembles and concerts, focusing mainly on chamber music.

I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia, where I studied under Christina Smith, the principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony, and I also participated in a numerous amount of masterclasses and performances with many different flutists. I have been playing the flute for 17 years, and I have been playing the piano for 20 years. I also play the piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, clarinet, saxophone and the guitar.

I have been teaching the flute for over 10 years. I have taught students of all ages and levels. I also have worked with high school students in assisting with flute sectionals through the band program.

I am experienced with a large variety of styles, and I am open to exploring different types of music.

My goal is to give students the ability and resources to grow to become an overall musician. I work hard to find out how different students learn, and I adjust my teaching style to fit different learning needs. I aim to help students find a passion in playing music, so I try an find out what interests a student and work to incorporate that into flute playing. I am very encouraging and enthusiastic in my teaching.

Please contact me with any questions :) Also feel free to check out more about me at my website


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9 Reviews
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Sarah was extremely helpful with Piano and Flute lesson .
She is a very talented teacher.

Posted Feb 1, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

Sarah is an excellent flute instructor! Learning online during COVID has been a great experience. Sarah has found ways to make it easy - such scanning her notes to me and sending me recordings after the class. Her lessons are exciting, as I have been working on music I enjoy in addition to music Sarah recommended. I definitely recommend her for online lessons. I look forward to when we can return in person too.

Posted Feb 1, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very helpful ! Printed materials for my lessons . Extremely knowledgeable . Loved playing with miss Sarah . Delightful . Awesome teacher !

Posted Feb 3, 2020
Sophia F.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

My daughter’s first lesson with Sarah was great. She’s looking forward to next week.

Posted Jun 25, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Great teacher

Posted Jan 25, 2019
Emma B.
Profile-location-online Online

Beautiful flute player and teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons with Sara!

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

I was very skeptical at first about doing online lessons, but I'm very pleased with how the lesson went. Sarah really took the time to listen, and she is very patient. She helped me so much even though I am a beginner, and she showed me how to get better on my own as well.

Posted Sep 27, 2017
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Sarah helped me so much in getting a good chair in my high school band audition. I was worried about not knowing all the notes in the scales but she told me how to practice them and I made a high chair in the band I wanted to be in. Thank u Sarah!!!!

Posted Sep 10, 2017
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Posted May 22, 2019

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Adjunct Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

New York University

Teaching Undergraduate NYU students Flute Lessons

Aug 2014 - Present

Jacobs School of Music

Flute Lessons
Aug 2010 - Present

Self Employed

Flute lessons for students of all ages and levels


MM Flute Performance
Aug 2018 - Jan 2020

New York University

Music Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2018

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bernard Opperman Scholarship
Nov 2014

Jacobs School of Music

Premier Young Artist Award
Aug 2014

Jacobs School of Music


American Federation of Musicians
Jun 2019
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
New York Flute Club
Mar 2017
Founded in 1920 by eminent flutist Georges Barrère, composer Lamar Stringfield, and a group of their associates, The New York Flute Club is the oldest such organization in the United States. Barrère's idea in starting the Club was to provide a common meeting ground for the professional, student, and amateur; a place where less experienced players could hear new and unusual music for the flute as well as the classic repertory played by fine artists; a place where all might find performance opportunities helpful to the development of their own talents.
Atlanta Flute Club
Aug 2010
The Atlanta Flute Club began in 1997 with a wonderful group of people who wanted to form an organization to promote the flute, to share knowledge, and to encourage each other to be better musicians.
National Flute Association
Aug 2009
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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