Sarah Zawadiwsky is a woodwind performer and music educator in the greater Milwaukee area. A resident of the city her entire life, she studied woodwind performance and music education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – concluding her studies in May of 2013. During her time at UWM, she actively performed as a member of the saxophone, clarinet, oboe and bassoon studios, taught her own studio of 10-15 woodwind students, and studied instrumental education with a focus on beginning band.
Teaching has always been a passion that Sarah has actively pursued since she was in high school. She has taught private lessons, chamber ensembles, marching band, musical theater, and sixth through twelfth grade band classes in her student teaching segment. Teaching beginning band quickly became Sarah’s passion in education; she took time out of her schedule in college to take extra classes on instruments and music fundamentals that would make her an effective beginning music teacher for students on any instrument. Currently, her private lesson studio consists of middle school musicians that play oboe, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet and trombone.
While teaching, Sarah has also followed many performing opportunities. As a woodwind specialist, she often performs in pit ensembles for musicals in the Milwaukee area. Mostly recently, she played oboe and English Horn for a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Hartford, WI and bassoon for a production of “Oliver!” in Waukesha, WI. For the past year, Sarah has also played oboe for the Knightwind Ensemble – the premiere wind ensemble in Milwaukee. She will also be serving as a saxophone player in the newly formed Greenfield Concert Band, and looks forward to finding many more shows and ensembles to play in and conduct. Sarah looks forward to building her career as a performer and music educator in the Milwaukee area to serve the community that has already given so much to her.