Sarah Brown

Sarah B.

Austin, TX

About Sarah B.

Sarah teaches: Ages 9 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2009
Last sign in: Last week


My teaching experience is mainly from Australia, where I completed my undergraduate studies in trumpet performance. This included school band students, adults (beginning and experienced) and musicians with special needs. All of my students were at different playing levels and learning abilities and I loved making sure everyone enjoyed their lessons and improved their musicianship simultaneously.

I moved to the US to attend graduate school at the Eastman School of Music, studying with James Thompson. It was a fantastic two years, and I loved America so much that I decided to come to Austin and see more of it! I would love to teach anyone who is interested in learning more about the trumpet, and I can also provide training in theory and aural skills.

I enjoy playing all kinds of music, especially orchestral and small ensembles. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you to get more enjoyment out of music!

Photos and Videos

From our performance on February 21st, 2016


Private Lesson Teacher

Sep 2016 - Present
Lake Travis Middle School

- Mostly beginner students, supplementary to their group lessons and band classes
- Catering lesson plans to the needs and wants of the student

Trumpet Teacher

Feb 2009 - Present

- Provided weekly individual trumpet lessons to twelve students ranging ages 9 to adult
- Crafted individualized instruction based upon diverse ambitions of students, while setting clear expectations and methods for technical development
- Transcribed and notated pop music and movie themes for trumpet as a supplement to the core focus of classical training
- Communicated clearly and directly with students and parents about practice expectations

Prendiville Catholic College

Feb 2009 - Dec 2010
Private Instructor - Trumpet

- Taught individual and group lessons weekly, for students ages 12 - 17
- Constructed thoughtful lesson plans with consideration of individual needs, whilst adhering to curricular expectations of the school

Brass Instructor

Feb 2009 - Nov 2010
Swan Valley Anglican Community School

- Taught individual and group lessons weekly, for students ranging ages 12 - 17
- Provided lessons to a socio-economically diverse set of students and accommodated special needs


Master of Music (Performance and Literature)

Sep 2014 - May 2016
Eastman School of Music

Bachelor of Music (Honours - first class)

Feb 2013 - Dec 2013
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music - University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Music

Feb 2008 - Nov 2010
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


William Thornton Bequest Scholarship

Mar 2013
University of Melbourne
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1 Review on Sarah B.

Chris Jun 11, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Sarah is an excellent teacher - kind, helpful, and motivating. She is excellent to work with, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for trumpet lessons.