Sarah McKelvie, Violin/Viola

Sarah McKelvie holds a Bachelor and Master of Music Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.

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Cookeville String Academy Violin Lessons

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"Making Music Changes Lives"

Sarah McKelvie, area violinist, violist, and teacher, founded the Cookeville String Academy in 2014 to serve the Cookeville, Tennessee and Upper Cumberland area. The Academy teaches lessons in a preparatory environment with private violin lessons, and recitals each year.  Services include violin lessons for beginners and adults, private music lessons, and Suzuki inspired violin lessons.

With over 25 years of professional violin teaching and classical performing experience, Sarah McKelvie excels at teaching young and old players the violin and viola. Her vast knowledge of pedagogical practices ensures superior results. Each lesson is tailored to the student for the best outcome.


I'm so excited to help you on your journey to learn to play a musical instrument and I hope you will enjoy the process. As my former teacher once said, "...that's what music is all about: enjoyment, in the deepest and best meaning of the term."