Ms. Sara Dudley

Violin, Viola Teacher

Sara Dudley

SAA Member


New York, NY
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Sara Dudley is a violinist/violist from Nashville, Tennessee now residing in New York City. She began Suzuki lessons at age five, which fostered her love for music and music education. She received her Suzuki training for Books 1-3 at the Atlanta Suzuki Institute and completed her Book 4 training at the Ithaca Suzuki Institute. Sara has over fourteen years of teaching experience and is committed to providing her community with quality music education and sharing her passion for music with students of all ages. Sara holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College and a Master of Music in Viola Performance from Manhattan School of Music. Her primary teachers include Daniel Phillips, Lara Lev, Daniel Panner, and Karen Ritscher.

As an educator, Sara is a violin/viola faculty member at Convent of the Sacred Heart, Bloomingdale School of Music, and maintains a private studio. She has garnered an impressive array of performing credits, including the Nashville Early Music Ensemble, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, New England Symphonic Ensemble, Choirs of America, Bronx Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, and the Chelsea Symphony. In 2020, Sara was a soloist with The Chelsea Symphony performing the Walton Viola Concerto. She has performed at major music festivals such as Bonnaroo and SXSW. She has also made three television appearances including CMT’s Artist of the Year Award, performing with country artist Eric Church, the hit show Nashville, and the Amazon Original Series Mozart in the Jungle. Most recently, Sara was a resident violist for Lincoln Center Stage, an exclusive partnership between Lincoln Center and Holland America Line.