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Sara H.

Music Teacher, Performer, Test-prep Tutor

Music Teacher, Performer, Test-prep Tutor

$40/hour

  • 145 hours tutoring

About Sara


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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!


Education

Central Michigan University
Music Education
Florida State University
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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have experience arranging for various ensembles and solo instruments both inside and outside of school, how to get feedback on your projects, and working with instrumentalists to get constructive, useful feedback on your writing.

Business

GRE

GRE

With a total score of 327 (163 Verbal and 164 Quant) after four years of music school, I know how to set students up for success on the GRE general exam even if they haven't seen the material being tested in years because that was the situation I found myself in. I was able to study and work my way up to a good score, but it wasn't just luck! Improving your test scores come down to identifying your weak points, dedicated practice, and consistent study skills -- all things I know how to do (and can teach you!) through my years of teaching and learning music.

English

ACT English

History

Music History

Music History

I have completed three general music history classes, and a class on jazz history during my degree. I have retained all materials for these courses, and have recently refreshed my knowledge for graduate school entrance exams.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have experience arranging for various ensembles and solo instruments both inside and outside of school, how to get feedback on your projects, and working with instrumentalists to get constructive, useful feedback on your writing.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have completed four semesters of ear-training courses, tutored students in ear training for two years, and regularly practice to improve my own knowledge and abilities. I struggled with this subject in school, and am now equipped with a plethora of resources and strategies to help students improve and grow like I did.
General Music,

General Music

I have teaching experience in many types of summer music camps, in addition to my pre-student teaching and student teaching experiences in school. I have taught elementary and general music, choir, orchestra, concert and marching band classes.
Music History,

Music History

I have completed three general music history classes, and a class on jazz history during my degree. I have retained all materials for these courses, and have recently refreshed my knowledge for graduate school entrance exams.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I have been a music theory tutor for three years, tutoring many different college level music theory classes. I have also lead theory courses at summer music camps, run theory-centered lessons for beginning musicians, and been involved in theory projects with my professors in school. I am also always working on a new theory project, and attending music theory conferences across the states.
Oboe,

Oboe

I have taken oboe lessons from a variety of professionals in addition to teaching my own studio of all ages and ability levels. My students are regularly principal chairs in their school ensembles, participate in youth orchestras, receive highly proficient rankings in regional and state competitions, and are accepted to their top choice music schools. I have also taught reed making lessons, and have started many students on their reed making journeys -- important for all oboists!
Sight Singing

Sight Singing

I have taken 4 classes on Sight Singing in my undergrad, and spent years practicing since. I struggled with this topic in school, so I now have a plethora of resources and techniques at my disposal to help you improve through any problem.

Test Preparation

GRE,

GRE

With a total score of 327 (163 Verbal and 164 Quant) after four years of music school, I know how to set students up for success on the GRE general exam even if they haven't seen the material being tested in years because that was the situation I found myself in. I was able to study and work my way up to a good score, but it wasn't just luck! Improving your test scores come down to identifying your weak points, dedicated practice, and consistent study skills -- all things I know how to do (and can teach you!) through my years of teaching and learning music.
ACT English

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Amazing Improvement!

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, 34 lessons with Sara

Great Session

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, 65 lessons with Sara
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$40/hour

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Sara H.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Sara

Response time: 56 minutes