Sarah Nelson

Sarah N.

Rockville, MD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Piano lessons with me are comprehensive and fun. You will learn technique, theory, music history, and sight-reading using cutting edge materials and games. For advanced students, we work on informed musicality and technique to give you the tools to interpret and perform music in all genres.

About Sarah N.

Sarah Nelson offers high-quality piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities. Lessons include everything from classical piano technique, music theory, and sight-reading, to the basics of jazz and popular music playing. For younger students, we use games and off-the-bench activities like Music Mind Games and Notespeed to keep lessons fun and engaging.

Sarah Nelson holds a masters’ degree in Piano Performance from New York University and two bachelors degrees, one in Music Direction for Musical Theatre from Webster University and one in Piano Performance from Northern Arizona University. She has been teaching piano lessons for over a decade and her students have been accepted to music schools across the country.

Lessons are given either online or at our studio, which is located at 1 Church Street, Rockville MD 20850 which is conveniently located next to the Rockville Metro Station.

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Nicole D.
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Sarah was kind, accommodating and very professional. My daughter left her class feeling confident and motivated.

Posted Nov 19, 2018
Wesley H.
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My son really enjoyed Sarah, So far loving her teaching methods, actually correcting some things from a previous instructor.

Posted Jun 22, 2017
Pam
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Sarah is very excited to see her students learn

Posted Apr 6, 2017
Darion H.
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Sarah is a great teacher

Posted Mar 24, 2017
Laura
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Sarah was an excellent teacher for my daughter. After years of piano, my daughter was losing interest and avoided practicing for lessons because of the stress of high school academics and social interests. She was on the verge of quitting after investing a lot of years, but Sarah brought the passion for piano back into my daughter's life. She made lessons stress-free and enjoyable. She offered feedback without criticism, challenged when appropriate, and showed that persevering with piano could be fun. She has a great command of a wide variety of music, and was willing to work outside the box of just classical music, while also offering classical choices that could capture my daughter's interest. Sarah is just a lovely individual -- smart, funny, flexible, approachable, and incredibly gifted as a pianist and teacher. We were lucky to have her.

Posted Mar 23, 2017
Amy
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Sarah taught our daughter piano lessons for 3 years. Her approach in the way that she teaches not only the lesson portion but also the theory helped advance our daughter significantly. Sarah has great patience and comes across in a way that a student feels comfortable to learn. We would still be with her if we did not have to relocate across country. Highly recommend Sarah

Posted Feb 22, 2017

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Experience

Freelance Teacher
Aug 2008 - Present

Self-Employed

I've been teaching lessons since 2008 -- Private lessons, group piano, and camps!

Voice Instructor
Jan 2017 - Aug 2018

COCA

Piano Teacher
Aug 2010 - May 2016

NAU Academy of Music and Dance

Private piano teacher at the local university academy.

Education

Master of Music in Collaborative Piano
Aug 2018 - May 2020

New York University

Bachelor of Music in Music Direction for Musical Theatre
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Webster University

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Northern Arizona University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2010
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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