Meet Your Raider Orchestra Director!
Ms. Sarah Willson
Q: What instrument do you love playing most?
Q: When did you start playing?
A: 8 years old
Q: When did you know you’d make a career of teaching music?
A: When I was in 6th grade, I was in the advanced orchestra at my school. My teacher would have me work with some of the other cello students in the class who needed help learning their music. I knew then that I wanted to do something music-related for the rest of my life, but I wasn’t sure what that would look like. When I was in college, I double-majored in cello performance and music education because I couldn’t decide what I loved doing more. I STILL haven’t decided, so now I just teach and play as much as I can.
Q: Do you play professionally outside of teaching?
A: Yes! I am the associate principal cellist in the Dallas Millennial Orchestra, and I also play bass in a country band.
Q: What do you love about teaching?
A: Being constantly surprised by the brilliance and humor of my students. There is never a dull moment!
Q: What advise do you have for your budding musicians?
A: ”They” say it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. PRACTICE MATTERS.