Sarah Rhodes

Violin Teacher, Parent

Sarah Rhodes

SAA Member


Corrales, NM
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*Private Violin Studio since 2000
*Co-directed Mad about Music, a student touring and performance group – national and international
*UNM Coordinator in Lab School since 2005 – consists of teaching group classes each week and mentoring String Pedagogy Students in the College of Fine Arts.
*Guest teacher for Denver Colorado Suzuki Institute 2006, 2007, 2008
*Guest teacher for New Mexico Suzuki Weekend Institute 2007, 2008
*2001 Founded the The Montessori School Suzuki Violin & Strings Program (now known as the Montessori Elementary Charter School
*2011 Founded The Cottonwood School Suzuki Violin Program. Currently teach each approximately 120 children each week in group classes
*2015 founded Wine & Violin Adult group violin classes in Corrales

Sarah Rhodes attended Ricks College, Utah State University and the University of New Mexico. Her studies included Violin Performance, Music Therapy, Violin Pedagogy and much later, Psychology. Currently, she is working towards applying for a Masters Program in Occupational Therapy. She obtained her comprehensive Long Term Training credential from the Suzuki Association of the Americas at the University of New Mexico.

Sarah is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the New Mexico Chapter of the American String Teachers’ Association. Locally, she sits on the boards of the Corrales Arts Council and past Albuquerque Youth Symphony board. She has served as co-director of Mad about Music, a student touring and performance group, and is a Coordinator in the UNM Lab School. An Albuquerque native, Sarah was a member of The Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, Inc. During high school, she played under the direction of her conductor father, Dale Kempter. Sarah has also played professionally in the Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Aurora Colorado Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, New Life Symphony, La Luna String Quartet, and Enchantment String Quartet. Currently Sarah is forming a Celtic folk group with other Corrales residents.

Sarah has four children, all whom play the violin. She loves yoga and completed her levels 1 & 2 Ashtanga teacher training. She also enjoys cooking soups, tasting wine, spending time with elderly, and quiet hours in her mud hut in Corrales.