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Sarah Lindquist, B.M.E.

Violin/Viola, Vivace Director


CSA Instructor since 2002

Sarah teaches Suzuki violin, viola, and group classes. She also coaches chamber music, directs the Con Fuoco Ensemble, and is the Chamber Ensemble Coordinator.

Her childhood Suzuki instructors were Lamar Blum and Michael McLean, followed by David Reimer, Jean Hove, and Lee Joiner. Her experience included instructing adult beginner string class, teaching Suzuki Parent Education, directing public school orchestras, and Musikgarten teaching and administration in the Chicago area. Continuing education has been with William Preucil Sr., Alice Joy Lewis, Rebecca Sandrok, Marilyn O'Boyle, Nancy Jackson, Ed Sprunger, Rick Mooney, Tanya Carey, Pat D'Ercole, and Carol Dallinger. Ms. Lindquist instructs all levels and ages with a focus on excellent technique and expressive musicality. Her students have achieved honors including recital performances at Suzuki Institutes, featured soloists for the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra and CSA Concerto Concert, auditioning into SAA Youth Orchestra, SAA Chamber Ensemble, All-State Honors Orchestra, IMEA Orchestra, first and second prize in Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club contest, placing in Granquist, and placing in IGMSA/IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest. Other Suzuki involvement includes being a clinician at Suzuki workshop and presenting at the biennial Suzuki Association of the Americas conference (featured on the SAA's website).

Additionally, Sarah enjoys freelance performing and spending time with her husband and two young sons. She is a Suzuki parent to her sons.

Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

  • Suzuki Association of Americas