Sarah L. Terrell is celebrating 10 years of teaching in Beacon, NY. She has been working with young people for 25 years. She received her M.A in educational theater from New York University and holds a B.F.A from the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts. While a voice major at KU, she studied piano with Professor Alice Downs, soloist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Her former work as education programs director at the Paramount Center for the Arts (Peekskill) and TADA! Youth Theater (NYC) and have helped master the skills needed while working with young people.
In her home studio, Sarah provides a nurturing, patient environment combined with high expectations. Young students learn valuable skills like diligence, practice goals, how to receive constructive feedback, and most importantly; how to play musically while telling the story of the piece. Theory, aural training, improv and a strong emphasis on rhythm, are all a part of lessons. Many of her students prepare graded solos at NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) and consistently receive outstanding ratings at all levels 1-6 from adjudicators. She is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association).