Sara holds a Bachelor
of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from Campbell University. While at
Campbell, she was a Presidential Scholar, recipient of the Jack Britt music
scholarship 2001-2005, and received the Senior of the Year in Music award
from the Campbell University Alumni Association in 2005. She has been an
active performer throughout North Carolina, performing classical music, jazz,
church music, and wedding services. She performs jazz
and original music with her husband. She has been teaching piano
professionally since 2002.
"As a piano student at Campbell University ,
Sara Dickson was musical, perceptive and sensitive. Today, as a pianist, she
is a natural musician and deeply expressive. As a teacher, she helps students
find that deeper, natural expression while mastering piano technique through
a positive and encouraging approach."
~ Dr. Richard McKee, Director of Piano Studies, Campbell University.
"I am a piano instructor in Cary, North Carolina. Sara is a wonderful
mentor and teacher, not only teaching intermediate repertoire well, but
demonstrating a passion and sensitivity to music that is contagious. She has
been patient, yet challenging, bringing out the best in my daughter's
playing. I whole-heartedly recommend her as an instructor and a
~ Rebecca, parent of student.
"My name is Gwen. I took two summers of piano lessons from Sara, and I
have learned a lot from her as a teacher. She is very experienced, encouraging,
kind, loving, and much more. Everything I could ever want in a piano teacher.
She is challenging, but patient, and she makes her students look forward to
their lessons instead of dreading them."
~ Gwen, student, age 10.
"Sara is nice and fun! And she gives you prizes and piano bucks if you
do good in practice."
~Gracie, Age 7
"Sara's knowledge of music and mastery of the piano make her an
excellent instructor. She teaches her students to make music, rather than
them to "play piano". Her methods are very effective and her
patience with young children is a true gift. I was
amazed at how much Gracie learned. Sara is a special person."
~Vanessa, Gracie's mom
" 'Sara is extremely kind and softhearted...she's been a wonderful
teacher to me...'
These are the words of my nine-year-old daughter. I see in Sara, in addition
to my daughter's view, such an easy rapport with the piano. Her teaching is
to the point, focusing on every detail. Sara's genuine mastery of the piano,
and her patient, empowering methodology is simply marvelous to be a part
~ Tracy, parent of student.
"As a middle-aged man who always wanted to learn piano, Sara Dickson is
a godsend. Not only does she posses the skills to
teach, she has the “patience of Job”. She has done a wonderful task of
explaining things that in the past may have seemed elementary at the start. I
for one, feel that she creates a warm setting that meets the needs of whoever
wants to learn the piano. I would recommend her to anyone who desires the
enjoyment of playing the piano."
~ J. Brown, adult student