Sarah has built up a wealth of experience during the past sixteen years of her career as a pedagogue: from beginners to conservatorium students, from individual lessons to large groups, at all ages. This includes masterclasses, one-off workshops and trajectories, concert preparation, conference presentations and long-term teaching. She has taught all over the world, and it equally at home across a wide range of styles and disciplines. 

Current work

Due to a busy schedule, Sarah is currently concentrating on freelance teaching, primarily masterclasses, courses and tailored workshops.

This season she has been a visiting tutor at the UK Recorder Summer School, the Britten-Pears programme, London International Festival of Early Music, Wellington Recorder Society in New Zealand, Recorder Courses Lyme UK, Blokfluitdagen Mechelen in Belgium, Mollenhauer Centre in Fulda, Germany, Centro Suzuki in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and as musical director on the short film ‘Recorder Rewrite’ in Singapore.

Sarah is guest teacher on the ‘Musical Entrepreneurship’ course at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Next to this, Sarah has worked at the SoundLAB in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam since 2011. Here she gives group workshops on improvisation and composition, using a unique collection of newly invented instruments.

Sarah is available for masterclasses, courses and workshops anywhere in the world. This can be tailored to a wide range of levels, repertoire choices and techniques. Examples from this season have been: improvisation, 17th century sonatas, contemporary techniques, practice plans, performance and stage fright, recorder orchestra, and 8-foot playing.
Lessons can be taught in English or Dutch.

Past experience (selection)

Masterclasses: Birmingham Conservatoire; Mollenhauer Centre, Fulda; Centro Suzuki Recorder Marathon, Sao Paulo

Workshops and courses: Arts Congress Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Conservatorium van Amsterdam; Recorder Courses Lyme, UK Recorder Summer School; FolkWorld Summer School (2008-2014); Blokfluitdagen Mechelen; TTCA Academy Hong Kong; London Early Music Festival 

Lectures: ORDA Teachers Conference (organiser 2017-present); Utrecht Early Music Festival symposium; MERYC Early years symposium

Weekly teaching: Muziek Educatie Centrum Amsterdam (2013-2017); Constantia Werkhoven (2010-2013); Memorabele Momenten Amsterdam (2007-2016)