hi, I'm Sarah

I help flutists gain confidence by teaching the language of music and effective practice strategies.

You know you want to become a better flute player but aren’t sure what to do.

You’re determined to get into that top ensemble but the last audition didn’t go so well. You know you can play challenging music, but nothing comes out right when you perform it.

Don’t you wish you had a musical toolkit that enabled you to understand the notes on the page and learn music more efficiently?


That’s where I come in!

that's where i come in.

I’m Sarah Weisbrod, a Twin Cities, Minnesota-based flutist and teacher. I’m passionate, and admittedly obsessed, with helping you conquer obstacles on the flute.









Sound familiar?

I'm so glad you're here!

Learning the magic of taxis and elephants

My journey  began in college when I finally had my first private flute teacher. I was so excited to study with her, but my playing was a bit of a hot mess:
• Double-tonguing? I didn’t even know how to do it properly.
• Intonation? It was terrible.
• Auditions? I was 32nd overall in my freshman placement audition. OUCH!

It was a long road from going from 32nd chair to playing in the top orchestra by my junior year. And, the thing that made it all click for me? Taxis and Elephants

​I know what you’re thinking, “what does this have to do with music?”

Well, over certain notes, my teacher would write those words to show me how they were emphasized, just like we stress certain syllables in spoken language. My teacher learned this technique from William Bennett (WIBB), who is a great source of inspiration for me. Her teaching led me to participate in WIBB's masterclasses and retreats WIBB.  And, it made me want to learn more about WIBB's teacher, Marcel Moyse, and study with one of Moyse's students.

How it all began...

Once I finally began to understand how music is a language, my technical and pitch issues were easier to overcome.

In the 15+ years since I became a private flute teacher, I’ve amassed a wide array of teaching techniques that I use in my own daily practice and with my students.

And now i'm going to share them with you.

I'm here to meet your where you're at and guide you on your journey towards achieving your flute goals.

William Bennett

seeing WIBB at Nfa 2017

MY HUSBAND

can't live without

HIGH HEELS

favorite ACCESSORY

NORTHERN MN

FAVORITE US DESTINATION

PARIS

FAVORITE OVERSEAS DESTINATION

PURPLE

FAVORITE COLOR

all about

I'm ALL ABOUT

Curiosity,
creativity,
growth
hard work,
paying it forward,
empowering your flute playing

I'M NOT ABOUT

not about

Comparison,
shortcuts,
negative self-talk,
the phrase "I can't",
end-gaining

Generosity of the heart

"I observed long ago  that the real beauty of the sound comes from the generosity of the heart."

— marcel moyse

WORdS TO LIVE BY

–  Current doctoral student
– Private studio for 15+ years
– Bachelor's and Master's Degree's in flute performance

Degrees & Experience

My credentials

– Immanuel Davis 
– Julia Bogorad-Kogan 
– Deborah Harris

Principal Teachers

– Marcel Moyse
– William Bennett (WIBB)
– Lorna McGhee
– Denis Bouriakov
– Emmanuel Pahud

Influences & Inspriations

– Emily Beynon
– Jean-Pierre Rampal
– Julius Baker
– Tom Nyfenger
– Paula Robison

WHERE TO NEXT?

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Check out my Flute Services

From private flute lessons to group workshops and masterclasses, discover how I can help your flute playing.

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Tired of practicing long tones?

Try expressive long tones

It's like multiple exercises from Marcel Moyse's De la Sonorité combined into 1 long tone exercise.  Work on dynamics, expression, range, and more!  If you need to change your long tone game, this book is for you.

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