Sarah has built up a wealth of teaching experience from beginners to adult students, from individual lessons to groups of twenty five, and including the disciplines recorder, whistle, flute, ocarina, and folk dance. This includes one-off workshops, workshop trajectories, concert preparation and long-term teaching.

Sarah has given masterclasses and lectures at the Birmingham Conservatoire, ERTA UK recorder conference 2014, Kunstencongres Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, MERYC early years music ecucation conference, and the Belper Arts Festival. Sarah has also produced and performed in a range of children's music-theatre productions: Hoe de grote mensen weggingen en wat er daarna gebeurde with Het Zuidelijk Toneel/Theater Artemis, Uit logeren with Stichting MeMo, Woestijnwind with Theater Sonnevanck, and De Klankstoomboot in collaboration with the Atlas Ensemble.

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current work

 

    Sarah leads workshops in the SoundLAB at the Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij in Amsterdam; music workshops for children and adults, using a range of invented musical instruments. Here participants are able to create their own compositions through working together, even with no prior musical experience.

    Sarah currently teaches the recorder, whistle and flute at Muziek Educatie Centrum in Amsterdam, where she has a range of students from young children to adults. She also has a number of private students.

    

   

A short film about the Klankspeeltuin (in Dutch)
 

 

previous experience

  

Sarah taught recorder and AMV (introduction to music) at the Muziekvereniging Constantia in Werkhoven, Utrecht, from 2011-2013. Sarah has also devised and taught recorder workshops with Concertino Muziekonderwijs in Buitenveldert.

During her time in England, Sarah built up experience as a peripatetic winds teacher with county councils in Birmingham and the West Midlands. She also ran music workshops in secondary schools throughout Derbyshire, and worked with Music Mites early years music education in Milton Keynes.

  Sarah is an experienced teacher of English folk dance. Her morris dance workshops at FolkWorld get even the most skeptical of teenagers smiling! From 2004 - 2007 she ran an Irish dance class at Birmingham Conservatoire, that regualrly performed on tour with Joe Broughton's Folk Ensemble.

  In Amsterdam, she has worked since 2007 with Stichting Memorable Momenten; a project providing musical workshops for children aged 0-4, in the trusted environment of their own nursery schools. She was also a pioneer member of their second phase project, where she presents workshops of traditional English music and dance for children aged 4-6.     

  Since 2008, she has also been a tutor of winds and dance at the acclaimed FolkWorld summer school in Devon. Here young people aged 9-21 participate in putting together an entire folk concert comprising music, dance and song during one week, all learnt and arranged by ear. The course ran for seven consecutive years, from 2008-2014.


 


Teaching a morris dance at FolkWorld 2011

 

 availability

     Sarah is available to teach the recorder and folk whistle privately in the Amsterdam area. Individual lessons can be catered according to the student's needs, and group lessons are also possible. Lessons can be given in English or Dutch.

    Sarah is also an experienced workshop leader for schools and organisations - she can arrange and give music workshops or dance workshops across a range of disciplines. One-off workshops and trajectories are both possible.

   For more information or to arrange a try-out lesson, please email.

  

Leading a birthday party in the SoundLAB

 

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