I was lucky enough to begin teaching piano while I was still in high school. I continued to teach while studying piano at the college level and completing my bachelor's degree in music therapy. My degree field and subsequent work experience with pre-school children through young adults, both with and without special needs, has allowed me to build the skills needed to address each individual's unique learning style. I've worked as a music educator and music therapist for over 15 years, and continue to enjoy maintaining my skills as a pianist and piano instructor part-time. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have regarding lessons for either you or your child. I look forward to hearing from you!
Music has been a huge influence in my life. I very much enjoy introducing it to and sharing it with others. Whether it's helping others explore a hobby or a new interest, or develop the skills that might lead to something more professional, my goal is always to make it an enjoyable and productive experience.
HIRED FOR MY BOTH KIDS PIANO LESSONS AND I AM EXTREMELY PLEASED BY HER TEACHING...THANK YOU SARAH FOR TIME AND FOR TEACHING...WE ARE RECOMMENDING SARAH TO EVERYONE...SO PLEASED WITH HER! GEORGIEV FAMILY...
I have a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy, and am a Board Certified Music Therapist. I completed my Masters degree in educational psychology, and am a certified Teacher of Music in the State of New Jersey, as well as a nationally certified School Psychologist. I participate in ongoing professional development to maintain each of my certifications.
I began teaching others following encouragement from my own piano teacher when I was only in high school. I continued to teach throughout my years of undergraduate and graduate training, and have maintained a small private practice while also working full time with children and young adults as both a music therapist and school psychologist.
I have provided piano instruction for students as young as five, as well as adults of all ages. In my practice as a music therapist and school psychologist, I have worked with both general and special education students of all needs and abilities, ages pre-school through young adult.