About the studio

To begin lessons, you can find me on faculty at The Merit School of Music and The Peoples' Music School. I also run a private studio out of my home on the North side of Chicago, and am willing to travel to you for an additional fee. For any questions, continue to the contact page, or email me at s.e.neilson@gmail.com.


"Sara is patient, professional, thorough and encouraging. She is really helping me along with my bowing technique. Highly recommended" - Elizabeth S.

"Our high school son bounced around from teacher to teacher till he met Sara. She is an excellent straight forward teacher. Who just brings the best out in his playing. She is detailed and focused. Highly recommended." - Sini H.

"As an adult beginner with no previous experience on double bass but with formal experience on other instruments, Sara has done a fantastic job of tailoring her teaching for my individual needs as a student. Her approach is encouraging and supportive, always driving towards the next level in playing but in a casual enough way to keep it interesting. You should probably call Sara for some lessons, just saying." -Josh Y.