Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
Stone Oak and North West
Student Levels: Strings-Beginner/Intermediate; Piano-Beginner
Student Ages: 4 to Adult
Sarah Gachupin started playing the violin at the age of eleven. Driven by her musical influences at home, Sarah took it upon herself to enroll in Orchestra and embark in a journey not many of her family members had attempted. In her journey as a bright musician her passion for teaching became a paramount part of her life and happiness. Her love for music and teaching can be seen in the hard work and passion she puts into her students. She believes that every child is unique and strives to teach to each individual student in a way that suits their particular interests and learning styles.
Sarah is a classically trained violinist from San Antonio, Texas. She is a recent graduate from New Mexico Highlands University where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music, summa cum laude, with an emphasis in Music Education. At NMHU she studied piano with Linda King and Ashlyn Harrington and music composition with Edward Harrington. While in New Mexico, Sarah worked with the Santa Fe Symphony as a mentor for the Santa Fe Public Schools’ orchestra programs and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association as the Elementary Strings Director and Elementary Strings Orchestra Conductor. She studied Music Composition and Education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. While at UTSA, she studied violin with Karen Stiles and Stephanie Teply. Under the instruction of Eugene Dowdy, in 2001, she was part of the first student-faculty in the UTSA String Project. Soon after, she was employed as a group lessons teacher at the Youth Orchestra San Antonio. She has maintained a private lesson studio since 2001 teaching violin, viola, cello, and piano. Sarah has also taught for several school districts in the San Antonio area as an after school orchestra teacher and private lesson coach.