A Michigan native, Sarah began her study of the harp at the age of eight with Eastern Michigan University professor, Ruth Myers. After completing a Bachelors of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory under the instruction of world-renowned soloist, Yolanda Kondonassis, Sarah went on to study with long-time Houston Symphony member Paula Page at the University of Houston. It was here the she earned a Master of Music degree.
In 2005, Sarah won awards in two national solo competitions and from 2003 to 2006, she attended several summer orchestral festivals. Between 2006 and 2008 Sarah free-lanced along the southeastern coast and enjoyed regular appearances with the major symphonies of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. It was during this time that Sarah grew to love playing in an orchestra. In 2008, Sarah was selected as the principal harpist for the both Baton Rouge and Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestras. She remained the principal for both orchestras until 2013.
Passionate about the proper promotion of music, Sarah has performed many community education programs for a variety of ages. She has taught harp, piano, theory, chamber music, ear training, and music history since 2003. At a collegiate level, Sarah was privileged to serve as adjunct faculty for one year at Stephen F. Austin University and for three years at Sam Houston State University.
Now in Austin, Texas, Sarah welcomes all ages and abilities to her private home studio. She believes that you’re never too young or too old, nor too weak or too strong to enjoy the beauty of music.