Sara D. S.

(8 reviews)
Classically Trained
Graded Exams Offered
15 Years Experience
Certified teacher in piano, composition, songwriting, music theory
From £16.20 / 30 min.

Lowest price includes 20% discount for block booking.

Replies in 13 h. and 58 min.

Teaching Locations

Online

At student

£0 - £12

Sara tags

Classically Trained
Graded Exams Offered
15 Years Experience
All Styles Covered
Beginner to Diploma
Beginners Welcome
100% Pass Rate
From £16.20 / 30 min.

Lowest price includes 20% discount for block booking.

Replies in 13 h. and 58 min.

About Sara D. S.

Sara is a pianist, singer and songwriter. She has experience in teaching music to students of all ages. She was classically trained and achieved a piano Diploma at the Conservatoire in Pescara, Italy, in 2014. She also achieved a Bachelor Degree in Music at the University of Bristol in 2020 and is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. She is passionate about music, and she loves to pass on her passion to students. She loves all genres of music, from jazz to rock, from pop to classical and is available to help you achieve your musical goals.

Teaching in Piano
Sara teaches piano from beginners to advanced students both online and at the students' home.
She offers graded exams (Trinity College London and ABRSM).
In her piano lessons, she focuses on technical aspects, such as posture, finger strength, movements and articulation. Technique will always be taught in relation to existing pieces. In addition to that, she will focus on expression and interpretation, as well as on notions of music theory and aural exercises, as integral part of a performance. According to the level of the students and to their purpose, each lesson will start with a warm-up (depending on the genre, normally scales or aural exercises) and it will be followed up by technique exercises and the performance of the pieces. The last part of the class will be dedicated to the review and assignments.

Composition & Songwriting Lessons
In her composition and songwriting lessons, the focus will be on theory and structure. Notions of harmony will also be implemented in the class. Compositional techniques and genres will be illustrated as a starting point or as reference for the students’ pieces.

Don’t worry if you are a total beginner! Lessons will be structured to help you overcome your issues in a fun and engaging way!

Genre
Sara specialises in classical music but teaches (almost) all genres, ranging from jazz, pop and contemporary music.

First lesson
During the first lesson, you will have a chat about your expectations and your knowledge of the subject. Depending on the level of the students, warm-up exercises could also be used to better understand their proficiency. You will also talk about your music tastes and listen to some music examples (all music styles are welcome and appreciated!)

Beginners
Piano students should have a piano or keyboard, a pencil and a notebook, as well as books they may already have (if not, books will be suggested by the teacher after the class). For composition and music theory students, a pencil, pen and paper book will be enough.

Reviews of Sara D. S. 5

Created at 28/02/21
Andrew H.
Sara is highly recommended. She is instantly engaging and truly interested in tailoring her tuition to meet your own personal circumstance and needs. She is full of encouragement and is immensley knowledgeable and skilled. I learned so much in a one hour session I couldn't quite believe it. Having wanted to play the piano for 30 years now, I was a little nervous about putting myself in a music tutor's hands. However, I should not have worried. Sara's expert guidance, support and understanding is comforting and reassuring. If you are thinking of booking, then do not hesitate. Andy Houghton
Created at 21/10/21
Yingxuan Z.
Sara is a perfect teacher. she paid great attention to the details of the music and playing piano. She is also very professional and encouraging children to study hard.
Created at 05/11/21
Aaron C.
Sara is such an amazing teacher! She has made me feel so comfortable during every lesson and within the first 2 lessons I have learned a lot more than I imagined! Sara has thought me topics that have really brought all my existing knowledge of music theory together, explaining the “why” of certain elements which my previous piano teacher didn’t go into great detail on but it proved to be super valuable.Things I never knew I needed to know but they have seriously helped me already! Sara is an excellent communicator and her understanding of her students needs is incredible. We chatted about numerous struggles of mine and she approached the lessons in a way she knew would benefit me and I couldn’t be happier with how I am progressing. As a result I have booked in for 10 more lessons with Sara and with everything I’ve learned so far then next lessons can’t come quick enough! I honestly can’t recommend her enough!
Created at 06/11/21
Rebecca R.
Just five lessons in and I'm already so much more confident and capable on the piano. As a beginner, Sara's ability to hone in on exactly which aspects of technique I need to focus on is precisely what I need. She quickly ascertained my current level and has given me pieces that provide a good amount of challenge but are achievable - which is so satisfying when I can play them. Her lessons are fully rounded and provide me with the tools I need to make good progress (practical techniques, understanding rhythm, music theory etc.). I highly recommend Sara if you want to make good progress.
Created at 18/01/22
Jordan C.
Sara is great! Extremely knowledgeable and patient with me. My lessons feel tailored, and challenging which is pushing me to improve more then I could without her help and guidance. Would highly recommend!
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Sara tags

Classically Trained
Graded Exams Offered
15 Years Experience
All Styles Covered
Beginner to Diploma
Beginners Welcome
100% Pass Rate

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