- Teaches students:
- Females 7+, males 7 to 18 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2010
Students usually work on:
1) 1-3 points of specific technical focus
2) scales with variations
3) exercises to develop dexterity and bow control
4) current pieces
5) review pieces
6) something just for fun
*Scheduling recommendations and motivational tools support consistent practicing.
*Clear guidelines and a variety of ways to practice provide both structure and interest for daily working.
*New concepts reflect the unique learning journey of the individual.
*Carefully selected pieces reflect the student's interests and temperament.
*Stories and images help to uncover layers of "meaning" behind the music.
*The student plays duets with teacher and/or chamber music whenever possible.
Sarah is infinitely nice, patient and encouraging. Recommend!
Sarah is a skilled cellist, a caring person, and an excellent teacher.
I am an advanced adult student who is returning to cello after playing for 6+ years as a child. Sarah has proven highly qualified to teach advanced technique. It is also very apparent that her patient and positive manner is very suitable for children and beginners as well.
She selects songs that are fun to play, showcase my strengths, and help to improve my weaknesses. Each lesson she focuses on just a couple key points, which has helped to keep me productive without becoming overwhelmed. I have learned a lot and had fun along the way!
Great instructor, personalized service, very nice teacher. My 10-year-old daughter is having a blast with her!
My son has been with Sarah since he was in 4th grade on his first days of the cello. Last month he and another buddy played the processional at a wedding. This type of confidence and love for the instrument is a direct result of Sarah's patience and her own soul-filled playing.
I highly recommend her for beginning students or if you need a gentle ease into this rewarding instrument.
She is very encouraging and a good teacher.
I'm learning to play cello as an adult. Sarah has been really patient with me, and allows me to pick what I'd like to work on. We play songs together, which is nice since duets sound so much better than solo playing. We have also been doing exercises. She started playing cello at age 7, I believe, so she definitely knows her stuff. I'm making slow progress but that is much more a reflection of my inconsistent practice than her teaching.+ Read More