Sara Stephens Kotrba

Piano Teacher
Piano, ECC Teacher Trainer

Sara Stephens Kotrba

SAA Member


Eagan, MN
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Sara Stephens Kotrba is a Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She earned her bachelor of music and master of music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She has studied with Doris Harrel, Betty Mallard, David Renner, Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Sophia Gilson, Amanda Vick Lethco and Katherine Faricy. She has been teaching Suzuki piano since 1990. She is especially dedicated to her Suzuki families, helping nurture their love of music through creative practice tools and musical ideas. She was the piano co-chair for the 2022 SAA Conference. She is a past president of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota and current president of the Twin Cities Suzuki Piano Teachers’ Guild. She is the author of a blog about teaching, parenting, music and faith found at She was a Suzuki Piano mom to her two children, Calvin and Mary, who are now in college studying music. She lives in Eagan, MN.