Sarah Abbott – Strings
Sarah aims to help students excel by tailoring lessons to help her students meet specific goals. Her top priority is to inspire a love of music in students of all ages and capabilities.
Sarah has been teaching for over ten years and is Suzuki certified from books 1-8.
As a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University, Sarah has concertized throughout the US and Europe with her violin. She holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, an Artist Diploma from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University. Sarah is also a graduate of the European American Musical Alliance located in Paris, France where she performed the Debussy sonata and premiered Veni, Sancte Spiritus by Eric Piazdora. While studying at the Robert McDuffie Conservatory, she soloed Spring by Antonio Vivaldi and played alongside artists such as Lynn Harrell, Robert McDuffie, Gil Shaham and Stefan Jackiw.
Sarah has held the concertmaster position in the BYU Philharmonic, the BYU Baroque Ensemble, and the McDuffie Symphony. In 2014, she was awarded the National Federation of Music Clubs Award at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Later that year, she won the BYU Concerto Competition and soloed with Concerto No. 1 by Sergei Prokofiev.
Sarah Abbott teaches strings at Desert Ridge Music Academy, including violin, viola, cello, and bass. As an active freelancer, Ms. Abbott believes strongly in the impact of teachers who are also performers.