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Sarah wells - Violin, Viola & Cello teac

Violin, Viola, Cello Tuition


Sarah Wells

Sarah has helped countless beginners and pro's reach their own personal goals. A highly experienced Violin,  Viola and Cello teacher covering all aspects including technique, songwriting theory, improvisation and live performance.

Based on the Gold Coast; Sarah is a highly respected strings teacher with an extensive work history as a teacher and as a performer ( 20 years ).


  • University of Queensland. -Musicianship- Distinction - 2005.
    -lnstrumental Pedagogy.
    -lnstrumental Conducting.
    -School lnstrumental Programs.
    -Chamber Music.


  Work history

Sarah's work history includes:

  • Teaching  AMEB & Suzuki violin method to students ranging between 2 - 82 years.

  • AMEB and Suzuki levels exams (optional ).

  • Teaching at workshops.

  • Gold Coast Health -2016-2018  ( Music Therapy using the violin to play music for patients at Robina and Gold Coast University hospital to support and empower those with mental illness ). 

  • Education Queensland

  •  Palm Beach state school,

  • Clover Hill state school,

  • Mudgee Creek state school,

  • Noosa Pengari Steiner school - Conducting 3 string orchestras and responsible for all string programs for classes 3 to 7.

  • Sunshine Coast State school circuit - Tewantin, Cooroy, Coolum, Woombye, Sunshine Beach - Conducting 5 string Orchestras per week ).


  • Certificate 4 in Justice ( Gold Coast Tafe ).

  • B A in Communication and Public Relations ( University of Canberra 1994 ).

  Tours and live performances

Sarah has performed in several Queensland venues including:

  • Woodford Folk festival.

  • Several Bands including well known Gold Coast bands Rua & Lonrock as well as

  • Several notable Church bands.


 About the lessons

 Sarah's teaching approach focuses on helping students find their own inner musician rather than making them something they are not. 


An extensive live performance history has culminated in a wealth of experience in the real world which is such a bonus for her students. A powerful performer and effective teacher that gets results.

Sarah is a focused patient and enthusiastic teacher that gives more than is expected and is fun to be around. With many years of teaching experience and as an accomplished live performer you can be assured that your individual requirements will be met.




    Just some of the things you will learn are:


  • How to play the music of your choice.


  • How to inject emotion into your playing.


  • Songwriting & improvisation (Optional).

  • Aural training and Music Theory if interested.

  • Sight Reading.

  • Correct Technique.

Lessons are personalised to taste and interests. Sarah endeavours to facilitate your personal goals.




Beginner to Advanced.


Contemporary, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Celtic music, Current Ballads, Worship songs, Hillsong.



 Improvisation, Songwriting, Performance & Music therapy.

If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play. -


Amy Winehouse

Does this sound like YOU?

"l only want to learn the songs l like"

"l already sing but would like to learn the Violin to   accompany my singing."

l write lyrics and would like to learn about songwriting theory".

"l can already play but would like to boost my confidence to play in front of people".

"l have had  Violin lessons in the past but had problems playing in time".

"l  played when l was younger and would like to get back into it"

"l don't want to be bothered with theory and scales l  just want to learn how to play the Violin, Viola, or Cello for fun without any pressure".

" There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be ."

- John Lennon.


Sarah's  diverse experience - A Teacher, Touring performer and Recording  musician.


Reasonable rates.

Premium  lessons 100% customised to your taste.

Convenient location and parking.

Dedicated Sound proofed/Air conditioned well established reputable studios (est. 1997 ).

Registered Blue Card holder.

"Be brave and fearless to know that even if you do make a wrong decision, you’re making it for a good reason." -



My name is Sonia Croydon and my daughter who is 13, has been a student of Sarah's for two years.


In that time, Sarah has shown a lot of patience with my daughter  as she at times finds it hard to focus. Hayley has shown much improvement in her playing since Sarah has been her violin teacher.


Hayley also has much respect for Sarah, and enjoys going to her lesson each and every week. I find Sarah to be caring, a good listener and shows an genuine interest in Hayley's well-being.


I have no hesitation in recommending Sarah.


Sonia Croydon.

Sarah taught me violin in private lessons and in group ensemble. Sarah is kind, passionate and engaging in her lessons and makes sure you relax and enjoy the process of learning music.


She's responsive to  students (and their parents) various needs and different personalities and takes the time to figure out how best to connect with and motivate students. I've seen her students of all ages confidently performing pieces from AMEB the Suzuki method in classical repertoire and Irish folk music. Sarah is friendly and reliable.

Deb Walden


Fear commitment? No problem.Take advantage of the limited number of free trial lessons offered. Next available free trial lesson is next week.

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Limited time only.

This is a great place to learn how to play the  Violin, Viola, or Cello!

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