“All our experiences with Sally have been wonderful. Despite having a hard time getting started with her daily practice, my daughter says she wants to be an artist and a violin teacher when she grows up. She said that Sally is ‘great’ and ‘good at helping you feel determined’.
Maybe the strongest compliment to Sally is the following anecdote. In 2015 our family moved to Vancouver, BC, and my son, then 6, continued violin lessons with a local teacher. But he missed Sally and never clicked with the new teacher. Each time we came back to MA for a visit we set up a lesson with Sally. It's to her credit that a student would want to schedule a lesson during their vacation! When we moved back to MA in 2016 he was thrilled to restart lessons with Sally on a regular basis. Our son's positive experience is why we decided to have our daughter start violin with Sally instead of continuing with the cello, which she had started in Vancouver.”
- parent of children ages 12 and 9, both students of Sally since age 4
Sally gained her BMus degree from Indiana U School of Music (one of the top university music schools in the country), working with Yuval Yaron, Joseph Gingold and James Buswell. She is also certified through Suzuki book 5.
Sally has performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Osnabrück Sinfonie Orchester, Germany, among others. As a chamber musician she appears with several duos and trios, and was the violinist of the Nordwestdeutsches Kammerensemble (piano quartet) in Osnabrück.
In addition to Wayland School of Music Sally teaches at All-Newton Music School, where she is also Coordinator of Suzuki Department, and the New School of Music, Cambridge.