Dr. Sarah V. Dudas

Violin, Viola Teacher

Sarah Dudas

SAA Member


Redlands, CA

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Master of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Music, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Sarah Dudas maintains a private violin studio in Redlands, California and is an instructor at the Loma Linda Academy Strings Program (www.lomalindastrings.com). Previously she maintained her own private studio in Baltimore, MD while also serving as a substitute private instructor and chamber music coach at Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Dudas uses Suzuki methodology in her teaching, with emphases on an early beginning, listening and aural development, parental involvement, repetition and review, and group learning.
As students advance within and beyond the Suzuki repertoire, Dr. Dudas incorporates additional repertoire including technical studies, etudes, and supplementary pieces.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Dudas maintains an active performing career, currently substituting with the Redlands and San Bernardino symphonies. Previously she performed regularly with ensembles as the Annapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She spent three years as a section violinist at the Oregon Bach Festival under the baton of Helmuth Rilling and is a former member of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. Her former teachers include Jan Sloman (Dallas, TX), James Buswell (Boston, MA), Hagai Shaham (Tel Aviv, Israel), and Kathleen Winkler (Houston, TX). She received her Suzuki Pedagogy training under the tutelage of Nancy Lokken (Minneapolis, MN), Charles Krigbaum (Dallas, TX), Rolando Freitag (Western Springs, IL), and Edmund Sprunger (St. Louis, MO).

Dr. Dudas serves on the committee of the Suzuki Association of Southern California, Los Angeles, and is a faculty member of the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute.

Originally from from Texas, Sarah has had opportunities to live and work in a variety of US cities and musical contexts, including Dallas, Boston, Chattanooga, and Los Angeles. She enjoys all things food: restauranting, cooking and reading about cuisine.