Sarah E. Wood

Violin, Viola Teacher

Sarah Wood

SAA Member


Richmond, CA
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Hello! Thanks for visiting.

I have nearly 20 years of teaching experience with students of all ages and abilities. I received my formal Suzuki training from William Starr while earning my Doctorate in violin performance from the Univerity of Colorado at Boulder. I also hold Bachelors and Masters degrees in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where I studied with Paul Kantor and William Preucil.

I have further training in the methods of Kato Havas and Paul Rolland, as well as the movement educational methods of Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique. With this background, I have worked with many players to reintegrate (or just integrate!) principles of healthy movement and mindfulness into their violin playing.

I also can help students design ergonomic custom chin rests and shoulder rests, which can then be 3D printed.

*Please note that due to my current performing schedule, I can only accept a very few highly motivated students to my studio this year. Thank you for understanding. Please email me if you would like more information or to schedule a trial lesson.