Sara Schimelpfenig has been teaching classical violin for more than 20 years and enjoys working with students and adults of all ages and levels. She believes that violin lessons are often life lessons in disguise, as perseverance, concentration, time-management, and follow-through are real life survival skills. She also strives to balance the seriousness of learning with the necessity of fun. On a recent evaluation a student wrote, “Sara was so much fun to work with. She brought excitement to each lesson.” Her students consistently receive superior ratings at solo & ensemble events, lead their school orchestras, and have successfully auditioned for the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. Ms. Schimelpfenig has taught at Cleveland State University and the Beck Center, and has performed with many area orchestras and productions at Playhouse Square. Her Master of Music is from Cleveland State University and her Bachelor of Music in violin is from Bowling Green State University.