Sarah is active as a pianist, clinician, adjudicator, composer, accompanist, teacher, and examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music. She has enjoyed improvising melodies and short works since her childhood, and began composing in earnest when she was 19 years old. Entirely self-taught as a composer, Sarah has created works primarily for piano performance of all levels, from beginner to advanced. These are used throughout Canada as selected pieces for competitions and music festival syllabi. In 2003, she was awarded a grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to present a series of seven concerts throughout Saskatchewan to present her compositions to the public. Sarah was also the winner of the ‘Call for Compositions’ national competition for a piano piece for Canada Music Week 2009. Her compositions reflect both her Saskatchewan surroundings, as well as many world cultures, as experienced on her many travels. She derives her inspiration from her students, and strives to both excite and delight pianists with her descriptive and imaginative compositions.
She is in demand as a piano and theory teacher, as her students have received over 35 silver/gold medals for the highest marks in piano examinations in every grade from Preparatory A through Grade 10 RCM. Sarah holds an ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and a Licentiate diploma from Trinity College in London, England. A recipient of nearly all awards for piano performance provincially, including soloist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra; she was the Young Artist for Western Canada and performed ten concerts from BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; and was a winner of the Sister Geraldine Boyle award for the most outstanding competitor of the Provincial Finals in 1994.
Sarah resides in Regina, SK, Canada, and has a large class of talented students from beginners to Licentiate level.
Sarah's works that are being published by Editions Musica Ferrum:
Fantasies on an Archaic Legend for solo piano