Violinist Sarah Kim began her musical studies at the age of three as a Suzuki student and has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. After 12 years on the East Coast, Sarah came back to her Midwestern roots with a move to Kansas City in 2013 and currently enjoys teaching music and the violin to a wide spectrum of students. Sarah holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University, a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University. Sarah has completed short-term training courses in the Suzuki method with Nancy Lokken, Ed Kreitman, and Teri Einfeldt. As a resident artist at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music from 2008-2013, Sarah toured conflict areas of the world with the Apple Hill String Quartet through its “Playing for Peace” program, directed summer sessions at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and coached and performed in chamber music workshops throughout the year. From 2010-2013, Sarah served as music director and instructor for the Nelson Strings program, a collaborative educational program between Apple Hill and the Nelson Elementary School in Nelson, NH. Sarah has fostered her love for chamber music, performing in numerous festivals including Music from Salem, Yellow Barn, the Taos School of Music, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Her principal teachers have included Josef Gingold, Miriam Fried, Peter Oundjian, Pamela Frank, and Phil Setzer. Sarah currently teaches at Calvary University and is accepting Suzuki students at the Kansas City Suzuki Academy.