Music Teacher, Performer, Test-prep Tutor
Music Teacher, Performer, Test-prep Tutor
Hello, my name is Sara! I graduated summa cum laude from Central Michigan University with my Bachelor's in music education, and am currently pursing my master's in oboe performance from Florida State University. I have I taught private oboe, English horn, and reed making lessons for all ages and ability levels, tutored for music theory, history, and composition classes, and during the summer months I have worked as a counselor and teaching assistant for numerous music camps as well. I have...
Hello, my name is Sara! I graduated summa cum laude from Central Michigan University with my Bachelor's in music education, and am currently pursing my master's in oboe performance from Florida State University. I have I taught private oboe, English horn, and reed making lessons for all ages and ability levels, tutored for music theory, history, and composition classes, and during the summer months I have worked as a counselor and teaching assistant for numerous music camps as well. I have had the privilege of teaching students of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds, and learned a lot through it!
Music can be a very challenging subject. I have experienced this first hand many times, and know how to turn my failures into successes, and how to help you, too! In my time studying music I have taken every available opportunity to learn from different teachers with different teaching styles -- this has helped me learn different ways of teaching, which allows me to adapt my teaching style to each student, their strengths, and their needs.
I teach my students to be independent musicians and creative thinkers, which are two of the most important qualities a musician can have. It is important to be able to practice and work effectively on your own, so I focus on teaching my students necessary skills to evaluate and improve outside of their lessons and tutoring sessions, essentially becoming their own teachers. This helps students improve more in less time, and helps them gain more confidence in their abilities along the way.
Tutoring is a team effort -- I ask that all my students come to the session with questions or concerns prepared, so we can hit the ground running and have a focused session from the beginning. I also ask my students to come with an open mind, willing to try new things!
My daughter began her band camp this week with kids who have been playing together in the same class all school year. Despite being younger and not having been able to attend the classes, she has done very well! We can only credit my daughter’s improvement and new skills to Sara and her lessons! We can’t thank Sara enough!Amy, 80 lessons with Sara
Inspiring and helpful
My daughter is a sophomore who just switched to play from clarinet to oboe 3 months ago. Sarah has made this transition much easier for her. Now her techniques and sound quality have improved a lot, and she’ll be able to play some solo part in the winter concert! Thanks a lot to Sarah! She’s a very inspiring and helpful oboe teacher.Min, 27 lessons with Sara
Sara is a great teacher. She guided my daughter and we see significant improvement in my daughter's ability to play Oboe with each class. Thank you Sara for teaching our daughter!Haritha, 38 lessons with Sara
Really great tutor
She’s super nice and she took the time to fully explain everything to me. She’s also super knowledgeable! She tutored me for the GRE and knew exactly what she was doing. I was very impressed. Highly recommendJordan, 4 lessons with Sara
Great experience with Sara!
Sara helped me solve some more advanced GRE quant problems. She gave me advice on how to organize my thoughts and approach those problems. She also gave me more questions to solve on my own.Georges, 1 lesson with Sara
My daughter is a beginning oboe player. After just a few lessons, she sounds much better and has a lot more confidence. Oboe is a difficult instrument, and having specialized instruction has really helped immensely. My daughter is now excited to practice because she’s seeing improvement. We are very happy!Amy, 80 lessons with Sara
Sara had my son engaged and learning right away. She was thorough in teaching the necessary techniques beginners need to know to become successful. He is looking forward to his future lessons.Christen, 116 lessons with Sara
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