- Sadie -
Violin, Viola, and Cello Instructor
Sadie started playing violin at the age of 3 in her mom’s Suzuki violin studio in Harrisburg, PA. She enjoyed playing the violin immensely, but when she heard a “real” viola (a big 17” one!) at a String Quartet Camp in Portland, ME, her heart melted, and began formal training on the viola as well.
At age 12 she played in orchestra for the first time and fell in love. “This is what I want to do forever, mom,” she exclaimed. Sadie attended classes through her high school years at the Peabody Prep Program in Baltimore, traveling from Central PA to Baltimore every weekend for theory and viola lessons, paying frequent recitals and chamber programs, and going to Europe with the school’s orchestra.
She went on to earn a BA in viola performance from Indiana University School of Music in 1997 and an MA in viola performance from University of Maryland in 2000.
By this time, Sadie has picked up a few more instruments along the way, basically playing anything with strings on it: mandolin, piano, Baroque violin, viola da gamba, guitar and yes, the washtub bass.