About Sara


Professional Experience


I started my musical studies at age three on the piano. At age seven, I began studying violin, and later on added viola, both of which I now play professionally. As my passion for music grew, I entered violin competitions, winning the prestigious titles of concertmistress at Tanglewood and Congress of Strings. I studied both violin and viola with fine teachers, including Manuel Compinsky, Glen Dicterow, current concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, and Alan de Veritch, former principal violist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. My classical music accomplishments include a solo appearance with the Beach Cities Symphony, a recital with pianist Zita Carno, former pianist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and chamber performances with the “Pro Arte Quartet”. I am a member of The American String Teachers Association, American Federation of Musicians Local 353 and American Federation of Musicians Local 47. My education includes California Institute of the Arts, (performance), Cal State University Northridge, (performance, child development), and California State University Long Beach where I specialized in Music Therapy.


My educational and professional background has enabled me to formulate a unique music specialty program for children, using my creative talents. I have worked as a music specialist in many different capacities. Some of the schools include Montessori, Page Private School, University Synagogue preschool, Sinai Temple preschool, and various other preschools in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.


I teach violin and viola, and cater to each child’s individual needs. Every child can learn music, and needs a teacher that can nurture that capability. I believe that the exposure and study of music are of vital importance to every child’s healthy growth and development.


Through my song writing, I hope to encourage children to express, create, learn, and most of all enjoy!