Miss Utah started violin as a Suzuki child

It is exciting to see JessiKate Riley become an accomplished violinist who shares joy through her music. We were fortunate to have her as a student in our Suzuki Strings Cedar City program for many years. Her family is musical and her siblings and mother have also done well with their music.

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Sara Penny

Sara Penny serves as Director of Suzuki Strings Cedar City and the Orchestra of Southern Utah administrative assistant. She plays viola in the orchestra and the Southern Utah String Quartet.

She has played in orchestras in Utah, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Cork, Ireland. Sara teaches violin, viola and cello private lessons. She has attended numerous Suzuki workshops with clinicians such as John Kendall, William Starr, Terry Durbin, Gabe Bolkovsky, and Tom Wermuth.

Her B.A. is from the University of Utah in communications and she has extensive string training since age 8.

Sara loves live music, art, photography, friends, and family. It is a joy to teach children how to make their own music.

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