Sarah Mensen

Teaches
Piano

Teaching Since
2006

Education
Bachelors of Arts, Piano Performance, University of Minnesota Morris

Groups/Associations
Member of Minnesota Music Teachers Association
Member of Music Teachers National Association
Member of St. Paul Piano Teachers Association
President - St. Paul Piano Teachers Association

Student Opportunities
K&S Recitals
MMTA Piano Exams
MMTA Theory Exams
MMTA Piano Contest

Professional Development
MMTA Convention, 2011 - present
St. Thomas Piano Pedagogy Workshops, 2011, 2012, 2015
St. Paul Piano Teachers Monthly Pedagogy Presentations, 2011 - present.

Sarah's Website

Teaching Philosophy
Music is more than just another subject children study in school. Music can transcend us to a different time and place in our lives. Music is more than just something you hear, it is a combination of sounds that can make us feel so many different emotions. There is nothing else on this planet like it. I believe that music is connected to our souls, and when we learn to express ourselves through music we connect so deeply with our true selves and the people around us. This is why studying music is so crucial in everyone’s life. This connection is strengthened by performing. When we perform music, I believe we are showing an audience a glimpse of our soul, which is very important for humanity. As a teacher, it is my job to help students create that strong connection to their souls, by pushing students to think creatively and confidently, and by exploring all the things that music can offer.