E-J is the director and lead teacher at TipToe Music.
Originally from England, she has sung and performed throughout her life in the UK, Europe and Hong Kong in many choirs including The Hong Kong Bach Choir and The Cecilian Singers of Hong Kong, as well as the London EC4 Choir and Dorset Opera, England and has flute and piano qualifications from the Royal School of Music, London, England.
E-J stumbled upon Music Together® when her children were small, with all three of her boys learning through Music Together Mixed Ages classes in Hong Kong. This passion for music-making with her children inspired her to train as a Music Together teacher in Melbourne, Australia in October 2013, and more recently to develop her skills further through the Music Together Certification Level One qualification in Toronto, Canada.
E-J was awarded her Music Together Certification Level I in Toronto in March 2017, having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. The award was granted from the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, USA by Kenneth K. Guilmartin, Founder/Director.
E-J has taught Music Together in Hong Kong and Canada, including Mixed Ages and specialist Babies Only classes, and now introduces the new Rhythm Kids programme for older children. She is also a Music Together Inschool specialist, teaching locally in daycares and pre-schools.
She believes that music is an integral part of learning for ALL children and is passionate about supporting families and local community growth to achieve happiness and confidence through their love of music.
Sara has been teaching music for over twenty years.
A native Californian, she holds a Master’s degree in Choral, Orchestral, and Operatic Conducting and a Bachelor’s degree in Oboe Performance from the University of California. She has conducted children’s choral and orchestral programs as well as youth opera and musical theatre.
She founded the University of California, Santa Cruz, Women’s Chorale; the St. Rita Youth Choir in Marin County, CA; and the Joyful Voices Children’s Choir in Los Gatos, CA. She has served as an Assistant Conductor for El Camino Youth Symphony (now Golden State Youth Orchestra), San Jose Youth Symphony, and University of California, Santa Cruz Opera Theatre.
She first began teaching family music & movement classes to children and their caregivers at The Music School in Sunnyvale, California in 2006. She resides in Budapest with her husband and two children.