Sarah Favinger

Sarah F.

Brooklyn, NY

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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:
2010

I live in Brooklyn, New York, and perform all over New York City and the surrounding region. Currently, I play predominantly musical theater and jazz gigs, some of the shows I've performed include Legally Blonde, Urinetown, Hairspray, and The Boy Friend.

I have a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University in Music Performance and a double major Master of Music degree in Double Bass Performance and Music History & Literatures from Baylor University. Following graduate school, I completed a year of intensive study at the International Rabbath Institute Paris with François Rabbath. In Paris, I actively performed in recitals at the Cité Universitaire and around the city as a soloist and in the jazz sphere.

My teachers and mentors include: François Rabbath, Sandor Ostlund, Samuel Cross, Joseph Fischer, and Adam Hopkins.

In my free time, I love traveling, running as far as I can, reading all things historical, eating my way around the world with my friends, and spending time at Bethany Beach with my family and our dog, Stella.

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Experience

Freelance Bassist
Apr 2005 - Present
Self-Employed

Performing in ensembles such as:
Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, VA
Dali String Quartet, PA
Solid State Jazz Ensemble, TX
Blue Hill Troupe Theatre, NYC

Education

Double Bass Performance
Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
International Rabbath Institute Paris
Masters of Music
Aug 2012 - Aug 2015
Baylor University
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2008 - May 2012
James Madison University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

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My arrangement of Laura Mvula's "Sing to the Moon" - this is the kind of music I create for my own enjoyment outside of gigs!

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Sara Feb 24, 2018
Upright Bass · In home

I have known Sarah for almost a decade - we both studied double bass and performed in ensembles together at James Madison University for four years.
I can attest to the fact that she is both extremely knowledgeable in her technical skills as a bass player and a phenomenal person to work with and learn from. She is ambitious, creative, and passionate about what she does. As a colleague and personal friend, I would highly recommend taking lessons with Sarah!

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