Sarah loves to share her insights and inspiration that relate to music and energy/emotion/imagery; music and spirituality; playfulness and improvisation; as well as motivational stories from personal experience.

Improvisation: Bringing the Lost Art of Authentic Expression

Improvisation Talk

Invited speaker for the New England Piano Teachers Association. Sarah discusses the importance of restoring the art of improvisation lost in the 20th century. Connecting to a spirit of playfulness, inner child, and unconditional acceptance are ways in which one can overcome the initial fear of improvising.  In the second half, she invites volunteers to try improvising in duets with restricted notes as well as improvising in free style using imagery.

Wellesley Free Library, November, 2015

Sarah Unleashed

Motivational talk based on personal experience.

Sarah shares her personal journey of "unleashing/shedding" from layers of negative thinking, social conditioning, beliefs which have held her back.  She asks the audience to help her "unleash" herself from physical layers of clothing/jewelry, to reveal a more joyous, empowered self.  She likens this process to a sense of resurrection, and re-birth in time for Easter.  

April, 2014 at Energy Theater, Somerville, MA.

Beethoven and Haydn were Funny

Sarah talks about the sense of humor in Beethoven and Haydn and how they incorporated their love of mischief and surprise in their music.

Part of her faculty show; “Un-Leashed”: A multi-dimensional variety show featuring classical/jazz/improvisatory music, dance, comedy, and martial arts.

Jordan hall, New England Conservatory of Music; Boston, MA

Connecting To Your Pulse: 

We are all Percussion Instruments

Sarah talks about the importance of connecting to your pulse and understanding how that relates to rhythm and pulse in music. Delivered with a sense of humor.

An excerpt from her faculty show: “Un-Leashed”.

May 2013 Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music; Boston, MA


Chakras and Music

Sarah shares her enthusiasm about being aware of your chakras and how they relate to the energies of music.  

An excerpt from her faculty show: “Un-Leashed”.

May 2013 Jordan hall, New England Conservatory of Music; Boston, MA


High and Low: Expanding Your Consciousness Through Sonic Range

Sarah shares her insight based on observation regarding the impact of sound on affecting consciousness and behavior in cultural and spiritual contexts.

March, 2013.  Energy Theater 3; Somerville, MA.