Doctor of Musical Arts (ABD), New England Conservatory, 2015-present; Graduate Diploma, New England Conservatory ’15; Master of Music, New England Conservatory ’14; Bachelor of Music, McGill University ’12
Sarah Yang is an active collaborative pianist based in Boston, equally experienced in both vocal and instrumental repertoire. She performs regularly throughout North America and Europe, including her native country South Korea. Locally, she has appeared on the stages of Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Boston Athenæum, and Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. Going beyond the music stage, Sarah has collaborated with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson in a special performance art for the opening of his exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2012. She has also been featured at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for the museum’s ‘Sound Bites’ concert series. Festival appearances include Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Aspen Music Festival, and Germany International Music Workshop and Festival.
Experienced with teaching both young and adult students, Sarah strives not only for students to become comfortable with the instrument, but also for students to feel the joy of making music come alive through one’s own hands. Her strength in understanding the needs of others is an asset as a teacher because she will adapt and design lessons that will be unique to each student’s needs. So, whether you are a beginner or someone with more experience on the piano, you will be guided step-by-step in the fundamentals of playing the piano as well as becoming a better musician.
Sarah will be completing her doctorate at New England Conservatory this fall where she has studied with Vivian Weilerstein, Jonathan Feldman, and Cameron Stowe. She earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance at McGill University, as well as a master’s degree and a graduate diploma in collaborative piano from New England Conservatory.
“Sarah is a kind and wonderful piano teacher who has incredible attention to detail. She’s willing to accommodate my pace of learning but also pushes me when I need it.” – Yeyoung Y. (former student)