Q: What inspired you to start learning your instrument?
A: My husband, [Leslie], had always wanted to learn to play the Clarinet. We took up our instruments together as I wanted to support and encourage him. I have discovered I enjoy it too. We have benefitted from learning together and have now begun to play together.
Q: What do you enjoy most about playing your instrument?
A: I enjoy finding new music to have a go at and have been able to learn several of my favourites. I have found great encouragement through my music lessons which have stretched me beyond that of which I thought myself capable.
Q: What advice would you give to someone performing for the first time?
A: To someone performing for the first time I would say, "Just go out and enjoy playing and know that your audience appreciate your efforts".
Q: What are your musical aspirations?
A: I intend to continue with my lessons. I want to master the skills already learnt and build on them particularly playing confidently in the middle register. I also want to increase my knowledge of music theory to grade 3. I have played a few times with musicians in church and would like to play more regularly with them. I would also like to have a go at playing the trumpet!
When she is not practising the clarinet, Sara enjoys reading, drawing and painting, needle crafts and scrapbooking. She also enjoys going to concerts and the theatre.
Listen below to hear some of Sara's performances!
Da Capo Academy is an independent music tuition service, founded in 2010 by Samantha and Dylan Christopher, graduates of Colchester Institute: Centre for Music and Performing Arts (CMPA). Lessons are taught from Samantha and Dylan's residence in Colchester with a comprehensive method constantly revised to meet the needs of thier students and current standards.
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