Sarah is a dedicated, passionate teacher with a special interest in Primary String Education. Every lesson is individually tailored to suit each student, their personalities, their goals and needs. She sources and applies a variety of methods to engage, educate and above all inspire her students with over 15 years of teaching experience.
Sarah has developed, coordinated, tutored and directed numerous Primary String Programs and Ensembles. Her aim is to engage musically and personally with her students using creative warm ups, rehearsal techniques and demonstrations. Historical awareness, style and Orchestral techniques and disciplines are introduced from an early age.
""Junior String Programs and Ensembles are a thoroughly surprising and rewarding experience. Children find such joy and seek out their individual strengths as many of them experience making music for the first time. The benefits that young children gain making music as a group is so rewarding. For many it is a stage where their musical journey can officially begin as their music making becomes a social experience, a musical learning hub so to speak."
As an integral part of string education Chamber Music is a valuable opportunity and can be a defining role in a students musical journey. It can kindle a desire to dig a little deeper, a yearning to learn and the aspiration to achieve. Sarah's Chamber Music coaching techniques encompass and encourage students to expand their skill sets which include, score reading, sight reading skills, phrasing, blending, tonality, improvisation and experimentation.
"My goal is to extend my students musically and assist them in acquiring their own skill set to become independent music makers, confident in creating and demonstrating their own sense of musicianship, style and awareness."