Cello, Composition, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Viola, Violin
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
My name is Sarah Strout, I grew up here in Dallas and am very passionate about giving back what I was so lucky to receive. My Studio is located in Dallas, in the Lakewood area (Skillman and Abrams)
I am the Bodyrhythmics teacher at The Children's Center. We are very flexible in accommodating lessons to each student's goals. Therefore, we structure our teaching methodology and lessons entirely with the student's main priorities and needs in mind.
Whether you are a 3 year-old child learning piano for the first time in Mozarts, or a student wanting to start private lessons, an adult interested in exploring a new instrument as a hobbyist, our main objective is to teach you the fundamentals of music and build upon basic keyboard skills while experiencing how emotionally gratifying it can be to learn to play an instrument. Our teachers will encourage you to learn at your own comfort level in order to accomplish your lesson goals.
My Musical Education Background
Sarah Strout is a graduate of Lake Highlands high school here in Dallas. After graduating from high school she went to Oklahoma City University where she double majored in Vocal Education and Performance with a minor in Piano. Sarah has been teaching piano off and on since she was 20. In the last 4 years being back in Dallas Sarah has been teaching both Private and Group Lesson.
The Studios of Sarah Strout has a number of degreed teachers who all have many years of teaching experience.
Genres and Subjects Taught
The studio provides lessons for Private/Group Piano/Voice/Flute/Guitar/Ukulele/Drums/Cello/Violin/Viola Lessons. Offering instruction to all ages.
Small Group: Piano(Mozarts)and Guitar and Ukulele
The group programs, "Mozarts" and "Little Yukes" are designed for ages 3 through 7. Each class will be 45 minutes and consist of no more than 5 children. The goal of my Studio is to teach, inspire and encourage students and to enhance their ability to explore their musical creativity and expression in the art form of playing and instrument.
Small Group Lessons are an upbeat musical program designed to teach small children through adults the basics of music and leaning the instrument. We will strive to provide a balance between the learning a new instrument and the joys of making music. A combination of learning techniques provided by books, music and manipulatives will enhance the learning process. Group Lessons are more than simply a music class. It is a music class designed for a small group. The students are taught notation skills, listening, pitch matching, singing, rhythm, movement and the appreciation of music. Through these skills and the encouragement to work together, the student will gain a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Private Lessons in all instruments offered for ages 7-108
These are 30 minute lessons taught by A Degreed Professional.
Songwriting, singing, all also offered. Longer lessons are offered for older students.
Classes for Adults: Guitar By the Glass
This class was designed for the adult that is interested in learning the guitar and enjoy a glass of wine and snack. We meet once a week (evenings) for 1.5 hours.
Tuition is based on the current DISD school calendar year from September through May. A yearly registration/material fee of $30.00 is due with first payment in September/ or if enrolling at semester in January. This fee will cover worksheets, folders, copies and materials.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
WHAT WE OFFER:
Offering lessons for children through adults. Group lessons are great for young children until ready for private classes.
Piano, Guitar, Voice, Flute Ages 7- 107
Each class will be 30 minutes
Mozarts (Group Piano) Ages 3-7
Guitar (Group Lessons) Ages 7-18
Little Yukes (Group Ukulele) Ages 4-7
Each class will be 45 minutes and consist of no more than 5 children.
Guitar By the Glass- 1 hour class (adult guitar lesson with refreshments) Ages 21-up
Studio Band- 1 hour class (by audition only) Ages 7-up
My Certifications and Awards
Bachelors in fine arts Arts in Vocal/Piano Performance and Education from Oklahoma City University.
My 6 year old has been taken lessons from Sarah for the last year and we couldn't be happier! He is about to complete his second set of books and is playing popular songs (and well). He practices willingly and I attribute this to the fact that Sarah makes it fun. I took piano as a child and hated it. Perhaps if I had had a teacher like Sarah, I would be able to play today. My 11 year old daughter also takes guitar from Shaun - all I can say is WOW! She loves it - and during this preteen part of her life there isn't much she loves : ) She practices daily without being asked (if only her homework went so smoothly) and has progressed amazingly. The other thing I love about the Studio is the use of technology, bills are emailed to me and I pay via paypal, lesson swap email addresses are posted etc. - very helpful with a busy household like mine. I think you would be extremely happy with the Studio of Sarah Strout.