Sarah Smith
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Sarah Smith

Sarah S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My degree in Music and Culture along with 10 years of classical training enable me to teach a wide variety of genres and techniques. My lessons are intended to be fun, because I have found that the more a player can relax and enjoy the music the easier it is to pick up on a warmer open tone, quicker technical skills, and more expressive dynamic contrast. My knowledge and training allow me to create a positive experience and personalize the lessons to my student's preferences and goals. I am happy to help all students from the beginner just starting out, to the player who is preparing for recitals and auditions!

About Sarah S.

I grew up in a small town in East Tennessee and have always worked very hard in school to be the best I can be! I've always had an interest in music and was lucky to grow up with musicians in my family. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor's degree in Music. Studying and teaching music is a lifelong joy of mine and it's my goal to share that joy with you!

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Jordan
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Sarah is a wonderful, patient teacher who clearly explains music theory in an understandable and relatable way.

Posted Aug 14, 2020

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Experience

Private Instructor
May 2013 - Present

Work from Home

Teaching private lessons as a supplement to my full time job in retail management. Skills gained from Best Buy career: Communication by teaching others how to use technology and comfortability working with many different ages and personality types. Problem solving communicating complex ideas and finding the right solutions for needs. Team player by actively listening and taking the time to be thorough in explaining ideas. Willingness to learn from challenge and change to come up with the best possible solutions.

Designer
May 2010 - Dec 2012

University of Tennessee

Designing Phoenix literary arts magazines, Evolve annual magazines, and The Daily Beacon paper

Work Study
May 2007 - Dec 2009

ETSU Foreign Language Department

Administrative duties for the department

Assistant Teacher
Jun 2006 - Jul 2007

Johnson City Schools

Assisting Summer School for ESL students k-6

Section Leader
May 2003 - May 2006

Marching Band

Education

BA: Music and Culture
Jan 2010 - May 2013

UT Knoxville

Some Repertoire
May 2010 - May 2012

University Studies and Recitals

Languages

French

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

National Flute Association
Aug 2020
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.
National Honors Society
May 2003
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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