Sarah K. Cecilio

Violin Teacher, Administrator

Sarah Cecilio

SAA Member


Silver Spring, MD

Violinist Sarah Cecilio, a native of Winnipeg, Canada is classically trained and equally adept at playing various styles of fiddle music. She holds a Bachelor of Music in violin performance, a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy, and a Master of Art degree in Arts Management. Her Suzuki teacher trainers have included Joanne Bath, Kimberly Mier-Sims, Ed Kreitman, and John Kendall.

Ms. Sarah has been actively teaching since 2004 and in addition to maintaining a private studio she has been on the faculty at Levine Music, and the Director of Suzuki Outreach for East Carolina University (NC). She currently maintains a private Suzuki violin studio in Silver Spring and teaches students from ages three through adult. Her Music Mind Games training allows her to integrate music theory as part of her group classes, and she offers flexible lesson options, including online lessons and online group class activities.

Ms. Sarah has worked as a teacher and chamber music coach at several summer music programs, including the “Pre-College Summer Academy” at the Lamont School of Music in Denver, CO and “Strings the Thing” and “Fiddle Week” at the Penticton Academy of Music in British Columbia, Canada.

As a performer Ms. Sarah has been a member of the Takoma Ensemble and has played with many groups in the U.S. and internationally, most recently traveling to Brazil to coach and perform with groups from the University of Brazilia. She is a former member of the Fayetteville (NC) Symphony Orchestra, and performed regularly with the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra (IA) and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra (IA). She continues to perform collaboratively on local, seasonal concerts designed for listeners (and performers!) of all ages and musical backgrounds.