Sarah Shin

Sarah S.

Alexandria, VA

Lesson Details

Flute

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a devoted instructor, I have a passion for teaching students of all levels. I use knowledge I learned from my flute professors and create a teaching style based on each of my students' individual needs. I value the student being able to create their own ideas and suggestions.

I cover topics from developing proper form to producing a beautiful tone, creating own musical ideas, performing with self-confidence, developing a helpful warm-up, and preparing for an audition.
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Sarah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2010

Flutist Sarah Shin is a vibrant performer, educator, and collaborator. She has performed in Symphony Hall in Boston, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Gewandhaus Theatre in Leipzig Germany, and in concert venues throughout Seoul, South Korea. She recently received her Doctor of Musical Arts at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts under the tutelage of Bart Feller.

Sarah has performed in festivals in France, Brazil, Mexico, and nation-wide within the United States. She has participated music festivals such as Round Top Festival Institute (TX), Brevard Music Center (NC), Colorado College Music Festival (CO), and Opera in the Ozarks (AR) as principal flute.

As an educator, Sarah gives private flute lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels currently residing in the Greater New York City Area. She has taught masterclasses and workshops in Washington, California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa, Utah, and New Jersey. She is currently on faculty at the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division as flute instructor and chamber music coach. During the 2016-2017 school year, she was on the Flute Faculty at the Center for Musical Excellence in New Vernon, NJ. She also served as the Director of Admissions.

Along with a substantial teaching and performing schedule, Sarah is an active chamber musician. She is a founding member of the Emissary Quartet, founded in 2009. In November 2016, the Emissary Quartet premiered a work by Annika Socolofsky, which was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation. Emissary Quartet was quarterfinalists in the 2016 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and was the only flute quartet to have competed within the last seven years. They also performed at the National Flute Association's 44th Convention in San Diego, California. The Emissary Quartet won multiple grants from the Friends of Flutes Foundation, Inc. and from NewMusic USA.

Sarah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Flute Performance from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, and her Masters in Flute Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as a Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar. Her primary instructors include Jeanne Baxtresser, Bart Feller, Thomas Robertello, and Judy Grant.

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Experience

Flute Faculty Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present
Private Music Center

I am a Flute Faculty Teacher. I teach private flute lessons, group flute lessons, and flute masterclasses.

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts
Sep 2015 - Dec 2018
Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts
Master of Music
Aug 2012 - Apr 2014
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Carnegie Mellon University

Awards

Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar Fellowship
Aug 2012
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Artistic Excellence Award
Aug 2012
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Aug 2015

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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New York Flute Club
Aug 2015

Founded in 1920 by eminent flutist Georges Barrère, composer Lamar Stringfield, and a group of their associates, The New York Flute Club is the oldest such organization in the United States.

Barrère's idea in starting the Club was to provide a common meeting ground for the professional, student, and amateur; a place where less experienced players could hear new and unusual music for the flute as well as the classic repertory played by fine artists; a place where all might find performance opportunities helpful to the development of their own talents.

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National Flute Association
Aug 2008

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.

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Felicia D. Apr 4, 2016
Flute · In studio

I highly recommend Sarah. She has excellent skills for any teacher - she's encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. I'm an adult who played piano years ago and always wanted to play the flute but I was frustrated, squeaky, out of breath, and out of tune. With a few weeks of lessons I'm further along than I was trying to teach myself over years.
I had years of serious music study with critical music teachers who made me embarrassed about mistakes and dread my lessons. With Sarah, the learning is fun and I now look forward to every lesson.

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Felicia D. Apr 4, 2016
Flute · In studio

I highly recommend Sarah. She has excellent skills for any teacher - she's encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. I'm an adult who played piano years ago and always wanted to play the flute but was frustrated, squeaky, out of breath, and out of tune. With a few weeks of lessons I'm further along than I was trying to teach myself over years.
I had years of serious music study with critical music teachers who made me embarrassed about mistakes and dread my lessons. With Sarah, the learning is fun and I now look forward to every lesson.

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