Sarah Bacon teaches Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Musical Kids and MusicPups® at the Powers Music School (www.powersmusic.org) in Belmont, MA. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University in Chicago with highest honors and her Master of Music degree from Longy School of Music in Cambridge. In addition to her teacher training in Suzuki Books 1-8, Sarah is also a certified early childhood educator in The Music Class’ MusicPups® program and Musikgarten®.
An accomplished chamber and orchestral musician, she has performed with Civic Orchestra of Chicago, International Chamber Artists, Lyrica Chamber Music, Seven Hills Symphony, Plymouth Philharmonic, Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra, Rembrandt Chamber Players, Al Kamandjati Baroque Festival and Camerata in West Bank Palestine and premiered new chamber works through the American Composers Forum, Chicago. She made her solo debut with the Keene Chamber Orchestra and won the concerto competitions of the Worcester Music Association and Colorado College Summer Music Festival. In addition to Powers, Sarah has taught at Concord Conservatory of Music, Making Music Matters! (Boston Public Schools), Music On The Hill (MOTH), Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, and Midwest Young Artists in Illinois.
A passion for the business side of performance, Sarah received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Business from DePaul University in Chicago. She was the founding manager of Midwest String Rentals based in Chicago. She has been the administrator for the Rembrandt Chamber Players, Callisto Ensemble and Firebird Ensemble. She is currently the administrator of Bach With Verse (www.bachwithverse.org), bringing live music to war-torn regions including Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Uganda as well as prison populations throughout the US.
Philosophy: My goal in teaching is to guide and nurture the student’s discovery and exploration on the violin. At every age and level, I will encourage the unique voice of each student, working to develop the necessary physical, listening and creative thinking skills for beautiful self-expression. I want to empower my students with the confidence to know what they want to say through music (musicality) with the knowledge of how to make their voice come alive through their instrument (technique and musicianship). I cherish the opportunity to work together with my students and families through dedication, patience and a joy over mastering each small step, which can only lead to confident music-making and a life-long joy of playing.