Grace Notes String Ensembles - Music for Special Occasions  -  Cello Lessons
Cello Lessons
Playing cello is an amazing experience.
Learn how to express yourself through music.
Lessons available for any age and any level of ability.
Cello lessons are offered at two different studios:

  • North Vancouver (North Shore Conservatory of Music)
  • Sunshine Coast (Upper Gibsons)
Also available:
  • beginning cello theory
  • RCM theory exam preparations
Sarah Tippett Poon, BMus
Sarah was born in Toronto in 1980 and started playing cello at the age of six.  She moved to Vancouver with her family in 1988 and definitely considers herself a Westcoast girl!  She studied violoncello performance at UBC and earned her Bachelor of Music in 2004.

Sarah has been teaching cello since she was sixteen, but it wasn't until about 2005 that she realized how much she loves it!  She currently has a studio of about 30 students (and growing!), ranging in age from five to seventy-five.  She is passionate about teaching and about cello-playing in general, and it is her goal to grow that passion in each of her students.
Aside from teaching, Sarah is the manager of the Grace Notes String Quartet, which performs at various events around Vancouver, including weddings and other receptions.  Her quartet even had a role in the wedding scene of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”…her special claim to fame.  She also performs with the Vancouver Viol Ensemble and another Early Music group, the Baranduin Ensemble, of which she is a founding member. 

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