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Lessons offered by Sara
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Piano
Levels
  • All Levels

Concert Pianist with 25 years teaching experience offers lessons in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area

Methodology

Classical Piano Training with Excellent Technique and Superior Sound
Traditional methods of teaching piano including the Alfred, Faber, and Suzuki methods
Incorporation of Ear Training, Sight Playing, Music Theory, Music History
Weekly Private 30 minute Lessons
Play the pieces you know and love!

Background

Doctor of Musical Arts, Peabody Conservatory
Over 25 years teaching experience
Love teaching students ages 6-adult
Pre-college and College Level students

I love teaching piano! It is a thrill for me to go to work every day to listen and mentor pianists of all ages. I love listening to the music, I love giving suggestions, I love encouraging change, I love asking questions, I love when students ask their own questions and then discover the answer on their own.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $250
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $500

Details

Payment in full required if cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of every lesson.

Lessons offered by Sara
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Piano
Levels
  • All Levels

Sara's resume

EXPERIENCE
LANGMEAD PIANO STUDIO - 1999-present (MN, WI, MD, MO, PA)
INSTRUCTOR AND PIANIST
Private lessons for pre-college students ages 4-adult (12-30 students per year)
Weekly classes in piano history and repertoire, monthly studio performance classes, biannual studio recitals
MMTA student preparation and participation in Piano Contest, Comprehensive Exams, Theory Exams, and Music Bridges (cross discipline presentation for an adjudicator)
MusicLink: provide free and reduced-tuition lessons, free music books, and free performance experience for low-income students and families, 2016-present

MERCYHURST COLLEGE (now MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY) - 2002-2004 (Erie, PA)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PIANO
Instructor: Applied piano performance for BM and BME majors, Secondary Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Piano Literature, Accompanying, Small Ensemble, Class Piano I and II. Developed all course content, evaluation, and assessment.
Committee work: faculty searches, scholarship interviews, auditions, recruitment outreach, piano department chair, piano proficiency curriculum, faculty retreat, undergraduate music forum, faculty concert series, piano masterclasses, visiting guest artists
Director of Faculty Recital Series: Visualize, create, publicize, program and perform in a nine month concert season of faculty artists for solo and chamber collaboration

COLUMBIA COLLEGE - 2000-2002 (Columbia, MO)
ADJUNCT PIANO FACULTY
Instructor: Applied piano for non-music majors
Staff Accompanist: vocal and instrumental student lessons, College Choir

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA - 1999-2001
ADJUNCT PIANO FACULTY
Instructor: Applied piano performance for BM majors
Staff Accompanist: accompany voice and instrumentalist music majors in lessons, studio classes, masterclasses, recitals, auditions, and local and regional competitions

ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND - 1998-1999 (St. Mary’s, MD)
ADJUNCT PIANO FACULTY
Instructor: Intermediate Piano, Secondary Piano, Class Piano I and II, Accompanying
Staff Accompanist: Faculty Noon Recital Series, weekly student voice classes and lessons HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Bel Air, MD) - August 1997-December 1998
ADJUNCT PIANO FACULTY
Instructor: Applied Piano I-IV, Secondary Piano, Class Piano I-IV, Music Theory I and II, Art of Listening I and II, Ear Training, Sight Singing, Keyboard Theory, Music Fundamentals. Developed course content, evaluation, and assessment.
Staff Accompanist: weekly student voice lessons, student recitals

EDUCATION
PEABODY CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, JHU: Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano - 1999
Piano Studio: Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky, additional private study with Dominique Weber and Julian Martin
Chamber Music: Marian Hahn, Jose Cueto
Academic Committee: Dr. John Spitzer (history), Dr. Eileen Soskin (theory)
Lecture Recital Thesis: “Musical Gesture in Hyperbolae (1977) and Verticals (1983) by Shulamit Ran”
Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Competition: first prize, graduate division, 1997
Graduate Teaching Assistant: Friedheim Music Library
National Endowment for the Humanities: Administrative Assistant
Music Director: Church of the Redeemer, four years
Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Chapter: President
Peabody Elderhostel: Music Appreciation Lecturer

PEABODY CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, JHU: Master of Music, Piano - 1994
Piano Studio: Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky
Graduate Teaching Assistant: Friedheim Music Library

BANFF CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, CANADA: SUMMERS 1989-1990
Piano Student of Georgy Sebok

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON: Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, 1992
Piano Studio: Dr. Todd Welbourne
Strelow Scholarship: Four year, full tuition scholarship - 1988-1992
UW-Madison Concerto Competition: first prize - 1989
Beethoven Sonata Competition: first prize - 1990
Schubert Club Competition: collegiate first prize - 1990
Sigma Alpha Iota Milwaukee Alumnae Scholarship: first prize - 1992
Edna Kerngood Glicksman Prize of Academic Excellence, CLA
Sigma Alpha Iota College Chapter: President, Vice-President, Secretary
UW Piano Project: teach low-income scholarship pre-college piano students PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

PERFORMANCE LINKS
July 11, 2018 Solo Live Recording (my home studio)
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C# major (WTC I)
Ran: Hyperbolae for Piano (1977)
Chopin: Etude in A-flat major, Op. 25/1
(concealed information)

Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Jose Cueto and Sara Langmead (1999)
Peabody Conservatory Elderhostel Faculty Recital
(concealed information)

(UPCOMING) WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Visiting Artist- October 2018
Solo Recital and Masterclass (program below)
Violin/Piano Recital with Dr. Rossitza Jekova-Goza
Bach: Violin and Harpsichord Sonata No. 1
Schubert: Duo in A major
Strauss: Violin Sonata
Brahms: C minor Scherzo from the F-A-E Sonata
Chamber Music Coaching and String Seminar Forum

“SUMMER SOIREE”: Solo House Concert, Morristown, NJ - June 2018
Ran: Hyperbolae for Piano (1977)
Bach: 3 Preludes and Fugues WTC 1 - C major, C minor, and C# Major
Chopin: Ballade No. 4
Chopin: 3 Etudes - Op. 10/4, Op. 25/1, and Op. 25/12
Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 54 “Appassionata”
Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse

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