Sarah Cole

Violinist, Educator

M.M, M.A, BM.

A dynamic performer + passionate teacher. Educating beginners through collegiate level. 


Sarah Cole has been teaching violin and viola privately for the past 14 years. 

Sarah earned 3 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’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 Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, the National Theatre of Costa Rica, and in Lincoln Cathedral in England.


Sarah is currently a Teaching Artist as well as Program Manager with Buffalo String Works in New York focusing on educating and empowering diverse young musicians across Buffalo.  


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

Student Testimonies 

 "Mrs. Cole is a wonderful violin teacher!  She is a talented violinist and a very patient, kind, flexible and knowledgeable instructor. She knows how to individualize instruction to achieve success.  I would recommend Mrs. Cole for a student of any age or ability!"

-Rachael R.

"Ms. Cole is a fabulous violin teacher!  She has been teaching my son online for over a year now. We've been very excited to see our son progress and enjoy playing this challenging instrument. She is very skilled at teaching online, and helping our son to improve his technique and musical ear.  Highly recommended." -Jessica B. 

Ms. Cole's combined skill, experience and love for music makes her a highly qualified as a violin teacher. She inspires you to put more time into your music.” -Iris  

“I highly recommend Ms. Sarah for violin lessons. She has tremendous patience with my young (very fidgety) child. We have made excellent progress with reading music, playing violin, and learning to perform at recitals. Sarah is extremely professional and has great teaching abilities.” -Kim R

“I think that Ms. Sarah is a great teacher with lots of patience and energy! She empathizes with me and understands why I make mistakes and is able to fix my problems before they turn into bad habits. She is also very understanding on a personal level whether I'm having school or family problems. She is a wonderful teacher whom I always look forward to having class with!” -Lillian P.

Sarah Cole teaches in-person private lessons out of her home in Kenmore/Tonawanda.