Sarah Strickland

Violin, Viola, Piano Teacher

Sarah Strickland

SAA Member


Morgantown, IN
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To learn more about me please visit my website [url=] and studio Facebook page [url=]

Strickland Suzuki Strings is pleased to announce that we will soon be adding Suzuki piano to our offerings. Email [javascript protected email address] to find out more about violin, viola, or piano lessons for your child or yourself.


Background info:

- M.Mus. Orchestra Conducting, Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI, 2014
- B.Mus. Piano Performance, Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI, 2002
- A.A. Arts Humanities Social Science, Cayuga Community College, Auburn NY, 1998

- Suzuki Teacher Training: Every Child Can (ECC), Violin books 1-4, Violin Practicum, Suzuki Principles in Action (SPA), Viola book 4.
- In progress: completing requirements for Suzuki Certificate of Achievement Level 1.
- Other: Retreat for Violin and Viola Teachers at Jacobs School of Music, IU Bloomington.

- Guild of Carillonneurs in North America
- Music Teachers National Association:
- Program chair of Chattanooga MTA past two years.
- Recipient of 2018 CMTA Teacher of the Year Award.
- Nomine for Tennessee MTA teacher of the year.
- Recently joined MTA of Indiana/South Central Indiana.
- Suzuki Association of the Americas:
- Recently joined Indiana Suzuki Association.

Work Experience:
- Private studio of 40+ Suzuki violin and viola students in Chattanooga 2012-2018.
- Previous: taught private piano, violin, viola, and cello lessons in NY, MI, and PR.
- Students range in age from 3 to senior citizen.
- Strings Instructor/Orchestra Director The McCallie School for Boys, Chattanooga TN, 2012-2018.
- Maintained orchestra of 40, built string class program from 4 to 25.
- Organist, pianist, choir director, handbell director, children’s music leader, various churches for a wide variety of denominations in NY, MI and TN.
- Choir and Band Director, Union Springs Academy (NY), 2010-2011.

Student Activities and Accomplishments:
- Students from both private studio and ensembles at school have participated in all four levels of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestra program, and Tennessee Music Educators Association sponsored area, regional, and state competitions/clinics.
- Private students participate in recitals, play at nursing homes, for community events, and for their churches.

- Community member carillonneur at the University of the South, in Sewanee Tennessee.
- Solo and duet performances for church services, holidays and other special events, and Carillon Concert Series for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
- Led tours of Shappard Tower and the 56-bell Leonidas Polk Memorial Carillon.