Sarah began classical violin lessons at the age of four, studying with the Suzuki method. She was involved in Western Massachusetts District and Massachusetts All-State Orchestras all four years of high school. Her playing ability and experience eventually led to being the concert-master of the Young Peoples' Symphony of Springfield in 1994. Sarah also participated in the Holyoke Civic Symphony and Westfield State Orchestra.
Although classical music has been a staple in Sarah's music career, her passion lies with fiddling. At the age of six, she began lessons and was introduced to fiddle contests. She has entered and won over three hundred contests throughout New England and during her twenty year career.
For the last eight years, Sarah has been the fiddle instructor for the Western Massachusetts Suzuki Camp. Her classes range from five to twenty students per class. All levels from beginner to advanced. Students learn Irish, Bluegrass, and Old-Time songs and techniques. The end of camp is when the fiddlers get to shine at an annual recital.
Sarah believes classical training is a great foundation to build a fiddle player. Her lessons consist of both styles focusing on technique, music reading and basic theory.