Ms. Sara Dudley

Violin Teacher

Sara Dudley


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 twelve 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 accomplished performer with a versatile background, Sara has performed with the Nashville Early Music Ensemble playing both violin and rebec, the Nashville Philharmonic, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Manhattan Opera Studio, Bronx Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, and is a section violist in Chelsea Symphony. In 2020, Sara was a soloist with The Chelsea Symphony performing the Walton Viola Concerto. She has performed at major music festivals Bonnaroo and SXSW.  She has also made multiple television appearances including CMT’s Artist of the Year Award, performing with country artist Eric Church, the hit show Nashville, and Amazon Prime’s Mozart in the Jungle.