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Sarah E.
Tucson, Arizona
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As a music student at Stony Brook University, I worked with some of the finest music academics in the country. I have studied music history and theory at high school, undergraduate, and masters degree levels. I can help you prepare for the AP Music Theory exam, undergraduate aural training courses, and more. I can help with both targeted work on course materials and broad goals like music analysis/interpretation/composition (especially in the western classical genre). I can also offer music history and musicology, if desired. Whether students are looking to learn the basic foundations of music theory, an understanding of music theory as it applies to performing on their instrument, or the ability to analyze music for scholarly works, my understanding of music theory is thorough and can be catered to all levels.
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Sarah began her classical training early and is fluent in piano and string instruments. In high school, Sarah first realized she loved teaching when she started a piano instruction program volunteering at the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation. She has maintained a studio of students of various instruments, ages, experience levels, and abilities for over a decade. Sarah earned her Masters in Music (Viola Performance) at the Arizona State University School of Music in and Bachelors in Music at Stony Brook State University in Long Island, New York. At ASU, she studied with Nancy Buck, served as a teaching assistant for the ASU Viola Studio, and was awarded both Special Talent scholarships and the Richard Burns viola scholarship. At Stony Brook University, she studied with Nicholas Cords (Brooklyn Rider) and Larry Dutton (Emerson String Quartet), performed in the graduate orchestra (the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra), studied musicology at the graduate level, was coached by the Emerson String Quartet and other graduate faculty, and participated in the Emerson Chamber Music Festival three years in a row. She was also honored to receive the Michael Bane Award in 2012 and perform alongside Emerson String Quartet violinist Phil Setzer in December 2014. From fall 2014 to spring 2015, she studied privately in Karen Ritscher's viola studio in Manhattan, New York. Sarah has also attended a number of summer festivals, including: Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute (Tanglewood, MA; 2009; with scholarship), Round Top International Music Festival (Round Top, TX; 2012, 2013, 2014; full fellowships; performances with faculty); Ameropa Music Festival (Prague, Czech Republic; 2015; performances with faculty); Saarburg Music Festival (Saarburg, Germany; 2016; guest artist). Sarah’s greatest goal as a music teacher is for her students to love music as much as she does.

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Sarah E.
Tucson, Arizona
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As a music student at Stony Brook University, I worked with some of the finest music academics in the country. I have studied music history and theory at high school, undergraduate, and masters degree levels. I can help you prepare for the AP Music Theory exam, undergraduate aural training courses, and more. I can help with both targeted work on course materials and broad goals like music analysis/interpretation/composition (especially in the western classical genre). I can also offer music history and musicology, if desired. Whether students are looking to learn the basic foundations of music theory, an understanding of music theory as it applies to performing on their instrument, or the ability to analyze music for scholarly works, my understanding of music theory is thorough and can be catered to all levels.
About Sarah E.

Sarah began her classical training early and is fluent in piano and string instruments. In high school, Sarah first realized she loved teaching when she started a piano instruction program volunteering at the Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation. She has maintained a studio of students of various instruments, ages, experience levels, and abilities for over a decade. Sarah earned her Masters in Music (Viola Performance) at the Arizona State University School of Music in and Bachelors in Music at Stony Brook State University in Long Island, New York. At ASU, she studied with Nancy Buck, served as a teaching assistant for the ASU Viola Studio, and was awarded both Special Talent scholarships and the Richard Burns viola scholarship. At Stony Brook University, she studied with Nicholas Cords (Brooklyn Rider) and Larry Dutton (Emerson String Quartet), performed in the graduate orchestra (the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra), studied musicology at the graduate level, was coached by the Emerson String Quartet and other graduate faculty, and participated in the Emerson Chamber Music Festival three years in a row. She was also honored to receive the Michael Bane Award in 2012 and perform alongside Emerson String Quartet violinist Phil Setzer in December 2014. From fall 2014 to spring 2015, she studied privately in Karen Ritscher's viola studio in Manhattan, New York. Sarah has also attended a number of summer festivals, including: Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute (Tanglewood, MA; 2009; with scholarship), Round Top International Music Festival (Round Top, TX; 2012, 2013, 2014; full fellowships; performances with faculty); Ameropa Music Festival (Prague, Czech Republic; 2015; performances with faculty); Saarburg Music Festival (Saarburg, Germany; 2016; guest artist). Sarah’s greatest goal as a music teacher is for her students to love music as much as she does.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

Masters of Music in Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

Speaks

Speaks French,

Speaks

Has background check

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Love taking lessons with Sarah. She encourages me by pointing out what I do right (positive reinforcement) and also corrects me if I didn't quite master something yet. Perfect lessons. She definitely respects the time and gets to the lessons right away. I enjoy the practices and tips you gave me when I have never been a fan of "practices" prior to taking classes with you. Thanks, Sarah.

Posted Apr 3, 2021
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I love learning from Sarah as an adult student! She is so patient and kind, and explains things in multiple ways if I am confused. I definitely recommend her for any student!

Posted Aug 9, 2017
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It was a very welcoming approach to the Violin world my daughter felt on her 1st lesson. Sarah was so patient,soft spoken and well versed with her violin skills that made the class worthwhile.

Posted Jul 28, 2017
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Masters of Music in Performance
Aug 2015 - Dec 2019
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts in Music, with Honors
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Stony Brook University
Honors High School Diploma
Aug 2005 - May 2009
Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Richard Burns Scholarship for Viola
May 2015
Arizona State University
Michael Bane Award
May 2012
Stony Brook University Department of Music

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Music Theory
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$20
45 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$40
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30