“I am so very thankful for [Sarah’s] dedication to these kids. [She is] obviously very musically talented, but [she is] also an incredible teacher. Her patience and understanding really made this year wonderful. [My son] is extremely excited to learn more from her!”  –parent of K-5 General Music student

“Dr. Summar is a wonderful instructor! She has a great way of effectively communicating material to the class, and is always eager to offer extra help…I personally have progressed so much…since I’ve been in her class, and am thankful for the time and effort she has put into her teaching.” –college theory student

“…Sarah has a great deal of experience in the classroom and it shows. She is a very valued member of our teaching staff.” –UNT composition faculty

I currently offer lessons in violin, viola, piano, and composition from my home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. My primary goals as a music instructor are:

  • To foster creativity as well as technical ability. I believe these two aspects of musical performance are mutually supportive and equally valuable.
  • To help my students build their critical thinking and problem solving skills by teaching them to practice effectively and efficiently. 

My rates are reasonable and the first lesson is always free.

My teaching experience includes over ten years of theory and composition instruction at the college level and over twenty-five years of strings, piano, and general music instruction for all ages and levels. I am also certified in The Walden School Teacher Training Institute musicianship course, a unique approach to the integration of creative expression into an effective and thorough musicianship training regimen. Please use the contact form below to inquire about lesson availability and rates. Thank you!