Sarah Evins

Sarah E.

Tempe, AZ

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About

Sarah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
November 2008

Hi, my name is Sarah and I would love to teach you to become a better musician.

I began teaching at the Nevada Blind Children's Foundation as a piano instructor in my senior year of high school. Since then, I have taught as a music teaching assistant at Stony Brook University and a violin, viola, and cello teacher at Music & Arts in Mount Sinai.

I am currently the viola studio teaching assistant under Professor Nancy Buck at the Arizona State University School of Music.

I aim to teach my students more than just the basics. My students should expect to master: how to play their instrument most efficiently, body awareness, relaxed and proper posture, musicality and thoughtful phrasing, some aspects of music theory and ear training, stage presence, and more.

Most importantly, I will help my students grow more confident in their musical abilities. My goal is to help nurture my students' musical talents and help them grow into their potential.

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Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music, with Honors
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Stony Brook University
Honors High School Diploma
Aug 2005 - May 2009
Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Richard Burns Scholarship for Viola
May 2015
Arizona State University
Michael Bane Award
May 2012
Stony Brook University Department of Music

Photos & Videos

This is the livestream video from my first master's degree recital in viola performance.
Photo by Sarah E.

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Here I am playing Bartok's String Quartet No. 2 with my undergraduate quartet at Stony Brook University.

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17 Reviews

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Brittany Aug 9, 2017
Violin · In home

I love learning from Sarah as an adult student! She is so patient and kind, and explains things in multiple ways if I am confused. I definitely recommend her for any student!

Eliana A. Jul 28, 2017
Violin · In home

It was a very welcoming approach to the Violin world my daughter felt on her 1st lesson. Sarah was so patient,soft spoken and well versed with her violin skills that made the class worthwhile.

Cole Jul 18, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

Kids loved Sarah

Angie A. Jul 14, 2017
Viola · Online

Daylia Apr 8, 2017
Violin · In home

Very patient, positive, and kind!

Stella C. Feb 28, 2017
Violin · In home

Sarah is a lovely young lady who is passionate, kind, and patient. Her upbeat energy and positive reinforcement really helps my little one feel confident in her skills as a violinist. As an instructor she seems very passionate about what she is teaching going that extra mile to ensure that you get what you need and more!

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Alexis Sep 4, 2016
Violin · Online

Super sweet and thorough. I've enjoyed my first lesson already

Alyssa Jan 29, 2016
Violin · Online

Sweet personality, very patient, and super flexible with schedule. Daughter is really enjoying playing again

Kiera S. Jan 23, 2016
Violin · In home

Sarah was great with my daughter. Very sweet and patient.

Megan S. Jan 17, 2016
Violin · In home

My daughter was so pleased. Sarah is awesome! The best instructor I have ever seen.

Megan S. Jan 17, 2016
Violin · In home

My daughter was so pleased. Sarah is awesome! The best instructor I have ever seen?

Lillie W. Jan 6, 2016
Violin · In home

Sarah was great with our daughters first violin lesson! Very patient and encouraging!

Laurie E. Jan 6, 2016
Violin · In home

Very kind, patient and encouraging.

Jessica Dec 9, 2015
Violin · In home

My daughter loved her! She is very good with children. My daughter was excited to practice and couldn't wait for her next lesson. I was very impressed with this teacher she knew exactly what to do and how to get my young daughter interested.

Annabell D. Sep 2, 2015
Violin · In home

Sarah was extremely patient and sweet with my 4 year old son! Would recommend.

Sofia J. Jun 12, 2015
Violin · In home

Really excellent with little kids.

Rhonda H. Oct 16, 2014
Violin · In home

My daughter loves Sarah, she is very sweet, helpful and comprehensive. She sets standards, challenges and goals for my daughter to reach that allows her to feel like an accomplished violinist, although she's just a beginner.

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