Sarah Biber has played the cello and viola da gamba across the United States, Australia, and China. She studied the cello at Oberlin Conservatory with Peter Rejto, and then at the Sydney Conservatorium with Georg Pederson, where she performed in the Opera House with the Sydney Symphony and as a member of the Sydney Sinfonia, the training orchestra of the Symphony. After returning from Australia, she founded, directed, and taught the string orchestra program at KIPP DC: AIM Academy, a charter school in the Anacostia neighborhood of DC, at the time, grades 5-8. It was during that time that she received violin instruction from an education mentor, Phyllis Fleming at the Levine School of Music (where she went on to teach) and taught beginning piano at the Capitol Hill Day School. Sarah received her last degree, a Doctorate of Musical Arts in cello performance, at Stony Brook under renowned cellist Colin Carr.
Sarah received her pedagogical education at Oberlin Conservatory and College and at the Chicago and SAGWA Suzuki Institutes. From 2010 to 2011, she was an assistant professor of cello performance and pedagogy at Montana State University, teaching music theory and string pedagogy to future music educators and founded Second Strings, an orchestra of adult amateur string players coached by Sarah and other professional musicians. Since 2015 Sarah has lived, performed, and taught in Colorado. You can also find her at her website, cellolessonsgolden.com.