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Sarah Cole
Violinist, Educator

M.M, M.A, B.M.

A dynamic performer + passionate teacher 

 Educating beginners through collegiate level

 

Sarah earned three advanced degrees in violin and violin pedagogy from well-respected institutions, including the University of Louisville, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales, U.K., and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.

 

Sarah Cole has been teaching violin and viola privately for the past 16 years.

Her private studio in Buffalo is in it's third year and has nearly thirty young students.

Sarah’s passion for violin performance and education has taken her from her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee all around the world, having performed in events such as a private gala for HRH King Charles at Buckingham Palace, the National Theatre of Costa Rica, and a chamber music performance in the Lincoln Cathedral in England.

 

Sarah currently performs baroque violin regularly in a Buffalo early music group called the Royall Consort.

Why study violin with Sarah?

Sarah uses her skills as a performer and music educator with over a decade of experience to foster a love of string playing and care for the specific goals of each musician she teaches.

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Years of experience

In the 16 years that Sarah has been teaching private violin lessons, she estimates she has taught over a hundred young violinists.

 

Sarah has 'started' over four dozen brand new beginners on violin as well as taught advanced students at the collegiate level.

Several of Sarah's students have participated in NYSSMA , GBYO, All-State or gone on to attend music college.

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Performance Opportunities 

Sarah's studio regularly has public performance opportunities for all her students.

Two recitals per year, winter and Spring are held in a local performance hall with professional accompanist. 

Additional performances for select students happen throughout the year 

Each recital, students are working on:

  • Personal Confidence

  • Stage Presence

  • Memorization 

  •  Collaboration with the pianist / duo partner

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Adaptability 

Sarah is comfortable teaching students with different learning styles. 

Each student is of course unique but Sarah is used to accommodating her teaching style to insure each student is working towards their personal violin goals, understands what is expected of them in and outside of each lesson and is able to feel successful and empowered playing the violin. 

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What type of violinist is in Sarah's Studio?

Many different types of people want to learn how to play violin and that is wonderful!

Some students come from families that are musicians and are very serious from the start and some come from families that have little to no experience with Classical music and trying it out to see if violin is for them.

Everyone is welcome in Sarah's studio!

Most studio members are young violinists but adult learners are welcome too!

Photo: Andrea Wenglowskyj
Photo: Andrea Wenglowskyj

Location

Kenmore / Tonawanda 

Buffalo NY

Phone

615 - 686 - 8338

Email

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