Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Master of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston
Bachelors of Music, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Member, Suzuki Association of the Americas
An enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated teacher with over 20 years of experience, Sarah Dudas maintains a private violin studio in Redlands, California. Previously she maintained her own private studio in Baltimore, MD while also serving as a substitute private instructor and chamber music coach at Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Dudas embraces Suzuki methodology when working with beginners, with emphases on an listening and aural development, parental involvement, repetition and review, group learning, and performance. For additional information on the Suzuki method, please visit: https://suzukiassociation.org/about/suzuki-method/.
As students progress to intermediate and advanced levels, Dr. Dudas incorporates a broader supplementary repertoire of technical studies, etudes, and pieces.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Dudas currently serves as a violin substitute for the Redlands and San Bernardino Symphonies. Previously, she regularly performed within the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, substituting with ensembles as the Annapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She spent three years as a section violinist at the Oregon Bach Festival under the baton of Helmuth Rilling and is a former member of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. Her former teachers include Jan Sloman (Dallas, TX), James Buswell (Boston, MA), Hagai Shaham (Tel Aviv, Israel), and Kathleen Winkler (Houston, TX). She has undergone Suzuki Pedagogy training with Nancy Lokken, Charles Krigbaum, Rolando Freitag, Edmund Sprunger, Daina Staggs, and Sarah Montzka.