My 14 year old daughter, Anna, has been taking flute lessons with Sarah for 14 months. I know that Anna has the highest regard for Sarah, and when I asked her to explain why she said that firstly Sarah is passionate about the flute and this passion rubs off on her; secondly Sarah is very knowledgeable about a wide range of music and composers and works hard to help her to understand the music she is playing; and finally she always comes away from lessons with Sarah feeling that she has learnt a lot. From my perspective as a parent, there has been a noticeable improvement in Anna’s playing since she started lessons with Sarah, she looks forward to her lessons and Anna takes little persuading to practice the homework that Sarah has given her.(Alastair R)


Sarah is a caring, compassionate teacher and an inspiring practitioner. As a much older beginner on both the baroque and modern flutes, I have benefited greatly from Sarah’s expertise. Having learned the rudiments of music as a young child, I returned to playing after a 40-year break. Sarah’s constant encouragement has provided the necessary reassurance for me to make good progress. She makes no allowances for my age, demanding accuracy and reminding me frequently of issues of technique, which have slipped my mind. I very much appreciate this; I enjoy practising and look forward to my lessons. Sarah is extremely knowledgeable about her subject. This enriches her lessons, which are a collaborative experience as we interpret pieces together. My introduction to Sarah came with the highest recommendation. I can only endorse this recommendation to prospective pupils of all ages.(Suzanne M)