Sally J.

Piano, Violin

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Sally J.

About Sally J.

From the age of 3, Sally has spent her life learning, performing, and teaching music. Her studies began with Betty Haig and the Chicago Suzuki Institute. As a teen and young adult she attended various summer music festivals in Brevard NC, Killington, VT, and Hot Springs, AK. She studied under Valerie Adams and Carolyn Stuart at the University of South Florida, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance.

Sally began her career as a professional violinist and violist in Florida performing with various solo acts the likes of Sarah Brightman, STYX, Peter Cetera, and many more. She toured with several Broadway musicals such as Lion King, South Pacific, and the King and I., she also worked regularly with the Sarasota Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Southwest Florida Symphony, and Opera Tampa. In 2010 and earned the concertmaster position with the Glacier Symphony and the Festival Amadeus Orchestra in Kalispell, MT. As well as holding positions with the String Orchestra of the Rockies, Great Falls Symphony, Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, and Helena Symphony.

Sally played many outreach concerts at local and rural schools, sat on the Board of Directors of a music school in the state of Montana, and directed her home studio. She is certified in Suzuki ECC, Kindermusik, and is a current member of FSMTA. She strives to help students develop their love of music by molding lessons and repertoire based on each individual student. Sally understands each student is unique and will benefit from flexibility in expectations and methodology.

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