I believe that even the most complex techniques can be made intuitive, and that developing a good ear is essential to making true progress. My focus is on enabling students to know instinctually what needs to be adjusted, and on understanding how everything fits together. I also believe that regular practice can be made approachable and fun, even when it is difficult.
Sarah Platt is an experienced violinist, composer, and teacher based in Asheville, North Carolina. After discovering her passion for writing and playing music through a high school music theory course, she went on to study both violin and composition at Georgia State University. There she studied violin with Tania Maxwell-Clements, and composition with Dr. Robert Scott Thompson before graduating in 2020. As a composer, she combines minimalist textures and ideas with neoromantic thematic material to create an impressionistic and programmatic style. As a teacher, Sarah maintains a studio of both adults and children at all levels of proficiency. Sarah's core principles of teaching are parental involvement, aural skills, and critical listening and interpretation. Additionally, Sarah enjoys performing and volunteering for non-profit and community orchestras. She has performed with the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, the Atlanta Musicians Orchestra, and the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra.
All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Exceptions may be made in cases of serious emergency.
New students are allowed one 30 minute trial lesson before committing to regular sessions.
Special accommodations regarding lessons may be made on a case by case basis, do not hesitate to contact me about it.
Bachelor of Music, Georgia State University 2015-2020
Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra 2016-2020
Georgia State University Chamber Ensembles 2016-2020
Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra 2016-2020
Atlanta Musicians Orchestra 2017
Violin instructor, Jim Beaver's School of Music 2021-Present
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