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About Drew Sarette

Drew Sarette
Drew Sarette
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Louisville, KY
Speaks: English
Instructs: Viola, Violin
Education: Bachelor of Music, violin performance - Samford University Master of Music, violin performance and pedagogy - University of Louisville Teacher Training, units 1 - 10 - Suzuki Association of the Americas
Performance Experience: Drew plays with many regional orchestras on an auxiliary basis, and serves as assistant concertmaster in the Lexington Chamber Orchestra.
Teaching Experience: Drew has been teaching the violin since 2013. He recently worked as a GTA in the University of Louisville's string education program, and now teaches a studio of about 30 students.
Teaching Philosophy: Drew incorporates the Suzuki method with traditional methods in his own style, tailored to the needs of each student. He places a special emphasis on healthy and fluent instrumental technique, as well as ear training.

Get to know Drew Sarette

Drew Sarette is a teacher and freelance violinist. He recently graduated from the University of Louisville with a master’s degree in string pedagogy and has studied Suzuki violin pedagogy (units 1-7) with world-class teacher Terry Durbin.

He has taught students ranging from age four to the university level, and his students have participated in Floyd County Youth Symphony, Kentuckiana Philharmonic, and several excellent local school orchestras. Students have deepened their appreciation for music, advanced to leadership positions in their ensembles, performed in regular studio recitals, and been accepted into the string music education program at the University of Louisville.

Drew believes the teacher’s role is to guide and accompany the student on a journey of discovery, developing a positive life-long relationship with music through the violin. Using demonstrations, stories, exercises, and humor gleaned from twenty years of study of traditional and Suzuki methods, Drew motivates his students to notice details, think critically, develop new skills, and practice.

When not teaching, Drew performs with the Lexington Chamber Orchestra and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (aux.). Recent projects include a chamber music concert of Brahms’s Horn Trio and Schnittke’s Suite in the Old Style, as well as study of Baroque performance practice leading to a recital of works by Couperin, Telemann, and Castello.

Drew Sarette teaches at:
808 Lyndon Ln Suite 103
Louisville, KY 40222
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