Sarah Merritt has loved music from an early age, starting first with piano at age 6 then violin at age 10. Sarah is currently studying violin and mandolin at the Conservatory of Annie Moses, incorporating classical, bluegrass, folk, and jazz styles and improvisation skills through the Conservatory and with other Nashville instructors privately. She is also playing with the Nashville Praise Symphony directed by Camp Kirkland, and has been privileged to record an album with the Symphony. She has also attended the Fine Arts Summer Academy with the Annie Moses Band, performing on the stages of the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluegrass Underground, the Cannery Ballroom, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. She also played in the orchestra for the band’s 2016 PBS show The Art of the Love Song. She is a recording artist, with her first EP “A Simple Gift” released in 2016. As a young student she attended several orchestra clinics and participated in adjudication programs. Sarah is a registered Suzuki violin teacher through Unit Two, and is certified in the Annie Moses Method. She has enjoyed sharing her love of music with her students both privately and in class settings since 2012 at Peachtree Learning Center in Cookeville, TN. Sarah’s favorite Biblical command is to praise the Lord with music, and she strives to make His praise excellent. She is eager to share this gift and delight with her students.