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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Played the flute since it frustrated me in 5th grade as the only instrument I couldn't make a sound out of. Now have been playing for 11 years with 6 years of experience teaching flute lessons. First chair wind ensemble in high school, 1 semester of concert band in college.
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Sarah teaches



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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:

Hi! My name is Sarah and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students achieve their goals and better themselves. I'm an upbeat and genuine person with a teaching style that is tailored to you. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!


Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer
Apr 2018 - Present
Beacon Health and Fitness

Flute Teacher
Dec 2009 - Present

I've been teaching flute lessons since freshmen year of high school to students ranging from absolute no experience to high school seniors and everything in between. Out of my own home or in your own home, wherever you are most comfortable.

Rehab Aide
Sep 2017 - Mar 2018
Summa Rehab Hospital

I am taking steps towards reaching my goal of becoming a physical therapist. At this inpatient rehab hospital, I help physical, occupational and speech therapists with patient care.

Physical Therapist Aide
Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
PT Center for Sports Medicine

I aid the Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapist in communicating with patients and each other, helping set up patients on modalities and aid in the flow of treatment.

Group Exercise Instructor
Oct 2015 - Jan 2017
Student Recreation and Wellness Center UA

I teach cycling, boot camp, core and am available to sub for many classes at the rec center.

Group Exercise Instructor
Aug 2014 - Oct 2015

I teach classes at the YMCA and also at other workplaces during their lunch breaks or directly after the workday is over. Examples of classes I've taught include boot camp, core conditioning, cardio variety, tabata, pilates, strength and conditioning, and wild card.

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Wellness Coach
Jun 2014 - Oct 2015

As a Wellness Coach I give fitness assessments, answer questions people have about working out, losing weight, eating healthier, specifics about workout machines, etc.


Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Aug 2018 - Present
Slippery Rock University
Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy
Aug 2013 - Aug 2017
The University of Akron


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Clinical Exercise Physiologist
May 2018
American College of Sports Medicine


Basic Life Support
Mar 2018
American Heart Association

Group Exercise Instructor
Jul 2014

First Aid and CPR
Dec 2013
American Red Cross

Photos & Videos

Jazz Band Concert Flute Solo

Photo by Sarah F.

Pilates bridge hold


76 Reviews

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Susan Oct 30, 2018
Yoga · Online

Sarah always pushes me to my limit without going beyond what I can handle that day. Great workouts!

shilpa Oct 2, 2018
Flute · Online

Elenna S. Aug 14, 2018
Flute · Online

Elizabeth M. Apr 17, 2018
Yoga · Online

shilpa Mar 26, 2018
Flute · Online

Susan Mar 25, 2018
Stretching · Online

Sarah does a great job of personalizing our training sessions for my general needs and any specific areas I want or need to work on during each session. I look forward to each lesson and always feel better when we're done.

Junchao W. Jan 2, 2018
Flute · Online

Sarah is great. My son starts his flute at his school in 4th grade. After three weeks 30 minutes group lesson, he came home with tears saying that he didn’t get any help from the school teacher. We found Sarah. After the first online class, my son instantly likes her. She helped him to catch up the music notes from school first. After two lessons, Sarah helps him gained his confidence and basic skills. Then she recommends extra books that will be more attractive.

Sarah is very organized and easily to communicate with. We had couple questions. She responds quickly either in text message and email.

We are very happy with her and highly recommend.

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Sara Dec 22, 2017
Flute · Online

Keita K. Nov 26, 2017
English · Online

Elenna S. Nov 20, 2017
Flute · Online

Xin Sep 24, 2017
Flute · Online

Susan Aug 15, 2017
Flexibility Training · Online

Sarah has been great in working on my specific flexibility needs and VERY flexible (no pun intended!) with my scheduling conflicts / internet issues. So glad I found the Take Lessons website and chose Sarah as my instructor!

Sharon B. Aug 10, 2017
Flexibility Training · Online

Sarah was awesome really friendly and very professional she really helped me a lot with my challenge on getting s straddle. I am really looking forward to her flute lessons.

Jamal A. Aug 8, 2017
English · Online

Tom F. Aug 7, 2017
Flexibility Training · Online

Sarah is great! Patient and thoughtful, with regard for slarting slowly....looking forward to making this a regular routine.

Colette Aug 7, 2017
Flexibility Training · Online

Susan Aug 6, 2017
Flexibility Training · Online

My first class was great! Even better than I had imagined!! Added a 2nd weekly class to get even more benefit from the lessons. :)

Erik R. Jul 19, 2017
Flexibility Training · Online

Judging by the pain, it was a great first lesson! Sarah was positive, encouraging, and patient. I'm looking forward to future lessons.

Lu R. Jul 17, 2017
English · Online

Goeun Jun 21, 2017
English · Online

Keita K. May 14, 2017
English · Online

Elenna S. May 2, 2017
Flute · Online

Sara Apr 19, 2017
Flute · Online

sasha K. Mar 26, 2017
English · Online

Praveen K. Mar 26, 2017
Flute · Online

She gives me great guidance on improving my technique.

Xin Mar 19, 2017
Flute · Online

Praveen K. Mar 19, 2017
Flute · Online

Wonderful class. Thank you!!!

Snigdha G. Mar 13, 2017
Yoga · Online

Very nice start!!

Jessica O. Mar 13, 2017
Fitness · Online

Had my first class for 30 minutes. I'm badly out of shape, and her cheerful demeanor kept me positive and motivated. Looking forward to more classes.

Cari S. Feb 28, 2017
Flute · Online

Bella Feb 28, 2017
English · Online


Addi S. Feb 24, 2017
Flute · Online

Sarah worked so hard to help us get our lesson. We were having technical difficulties and she was patient and understanding.

Bella M. Feb 24, 2017
English · Online

Pavan Jan 17, 2017
Yoga · Online

Best instructor ever.

ryosuke K. Jan 3, 2017
English · Online

David S. Nov 30, 2016
Flute · Online

Ida M. Nov 28, 2016
Flute · Online

Sarah is great. I highly recommend her.

Harish G. Nov 27, 2016
Flute · Online

Keita K. Nov 6, 2016
English · Online

It was productive lesson.

Julie Nov 1, 2016
Flute · Online

<3 sara

Elenna S. Oct 25, 2016
Flute · Online

Keita K. Oct 23, 2016
English · Online

Rafael Esaa Sep 14, 2016
English · Online

Was a great time... Very useful for me

Andrea P. Sep 10, 2016
Flute · Online

My daughter just had her first flute lesson. It is great. She likes Sarah and she learned well from her.

Lucy Y. Sep 3, 2016
Fitness · Online

Sarah is the best fitness teacher I have ever had. I get a really good work out ever time! She is even willing to incorporate my little one that's running around into the work out as well!

Thank yoU Sarah!

Becca Aug 27, 2016
Flute · Online

It was my first music lesson. She was nice and very patient.

Audrey S. Aug 23, 2016
Flute · Online

Our daughter's first lesson went very well and she is looking forward to the next one!

Megan S. Aug 13, 2016
Flute · Online

Excellent instructor. My daughter loved her and loved her lesson. She couldn't stop smiling afterwards. Sarah is greatly appreciated.

Amara S. Aug 10, 2016
Flute · Online

She is very helpful and helps you understand the concepts clearly. It was a fun experience learning with her.

Penny D. Aug 5, 2016
Flute · Online

Sarah was very nice and seemed very knowledgeable. She was able to point out areas in the music where I could improve right away and I think we have a great direction for future lessons.

Susana Jul 28, 2016
English · Online

Excellent teacher. I had problems with your page to get conect with her

Ameet T. Jul 9, 2016
Flute · Online

I like her playing and listening to her

robert Jul 7, 2016
Yoga · Online

Sarah is an awesome teacher. She is constantly offering praise and encouragement but also knows when to push you to do your best.

kate Q. Jul 6, 2016
Flute · Online

Great teacher. Very patient.

Bharanidharan Jun 29, 2016
Flute · Online

Today was my first class and I enjoyed it thorough. Sarah was really understanding and resourceful. The small tip she gave me today helped me a lot. I still have a long way to go, but I take this opportunity to Thank Sarah for her guidance and care.

Ida M. Jun 28, 2016
Flute · Online

Was great! Much better than expected. Looking forward to my next session.

Samri Afeworki Jun 20, 2016
Flute · Online

Sarah was a great teacher. I definitely learnt more skills and techniques. She gives clear instructions that are easy to follow .

Jennifer G. Jun 20, 2016
Flute · Online

Sarah has been a wonderful teacher for my nine year old daughter, who decided she wanted to learn the recorder this year. My daughter was very comfortable working with Sarah online. She learned quite a bit and I often catch her playing/practicing for her own enjoyment now. Thank you, Sarah :)

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ryosuke K. Jun 19, 2016
English · Online

Just finished my first lesson with Sarah. She is certainly an experienced teacher, and I enjoyed the session very much. I can't wait my next lesson with Sarah!

Supriya D. May 31, 2016
Flute · Online

Sarah is excellent teacher. Very good with kids. She taught my daughter flute online. She explained everything well . She was prompt for the classes and also with responding to any questions we had. Excellent experience!!!!

Keya A. May 24, 2016
Flute · Online

It was excellent!

Rafael M. May 3, 2016
English · Online

Sarah is a great a nice Teacher, She is always willing to help you in your needs...

Jim R. Mar 31, 2016
Flute · Online

very patient and friendly, great instructor

Megan P. Mar 28, 2016
Flute · Online

Sarah is great at understanding what I've already learned and what I have trouble with and helps give me solutions to make me a better flute player.

Cheryl Tingey Mar 6, 2016
Fitness · Online

Sarah did a great job- we are working on Toning- she's very friendly and made me feel comfortable.
Thanks so much,

Cassandra King Mar 3, 2016
Flute · Online

I just completed my first lesson with Sarah. She was very sweet and patient with me as I try to figure everything out! I am excited to continue lessons with her.

Rafael M. Feb 16, 2016
English · Online

She is very nice and makes you feel comfortable during the class.

Debbie J. Jan 25, 2016
Pilates · Online

This class was just what I needed to get me back into the swing of regular movement and body balance! It was challenging yet enjoyable.

Mona Jan 18, 2016
Life Coaching · Online

Sarah is easy to talk to. I always feel better when I participate in a life coaching session with her. She is a very genuine and sincere person. I highly recommend her.

Lori Jan 16, 2016
Pilates · Online

Sarah really listens to you and works with you to help you reach your goals. She's very knowledgable and easy to work with.

Don L. Jan 4, 2016
Flute · Online

Sarah was amazing from the first lesson. My daughter was unable to make anything happen with the flute. She was frustrated and was not getting enough help at school. We thought we would try lessons with Sarah and it worked perfectly. My daughter was able to make sounds and music after just one lesson. Also, Sarah was able to diagnose problems with our flute, and recommend needed repairs. Sarah has been very kind and encouraging with Carolyn. We will continue taking lessons.

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Jen Nov 19, 2015
Flute · In home

Sarah is a wonderful instructor for our elementary age daughter. Sarah is a knowledgable, patient, and encouraging teacher, as well as being a beautiful flutist. Our daughter has improved so much since she began taking lessons with Sarah. Sarah is fun and genuinely enjoys what she is doing. I hope she will continue to be our daughter's teacher for a long time.

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Erika Oct 27, 2015
Flute · Online

Sarah was very helpful and we noticed our daughters improvement after the very first lesson.

Liesl Oct 14, 2015
Flute · Online

Ms. Sarah is AWESOME!
That's a quote from my daughter who started lessons with Sarah via Skype online this fall (2015). My daughter has learned so much in just two months! We are incredibly happy with the lessons; Ms. Sarah is the kind of teacher you want working with your kids. My daughter is really inspired by her teacher and is making good progress. We would highly recommend Ms. Sarah to anyone!

We also find the Take Lessons platform really easy to use. You just sign up and pay for lessons in a bundle. Take Lessons pays the teacher for you once the lesson is complete. Easy!

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Hailey L. Aug 25, 2015
Flute · In home

This wonderful girl helped me improve so much. She is extremely gifted, and is a wonderful instructor.

Shawnetta Aug 19, 2015
Flute · In home

We were in need of a teacher to get my daughter playing flute quickly. Sarah got her started quickly and 7 months later she is playing great and still enjoying lessons. Sarah is punctual, flexible, and an excellent teacher and mentor. So glad we found her.

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