Sarah Vallery

Sarah Vallery

K/1 Music Teacher

As a native of Philadelphian, Sarah was inspired to be a musician by none other than the Philadelphia Orchestra’s visit to her school and later on by her visits to the Walnut Street Theater.  Throughout her childhood she was involved in all things music related and pursued her passion for performing and teaching at Ithaca College, which is well known for their outstanding music programs.  Sarah worked under well-known conductors and educators such as Janet Galván, Lawrence Doebler, Nick Page, Emily Mason, Barauch Whitehead, and more.  With the Ithaca College Choir she performed Verdi’s “Requiem”  at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City in addition to touring the southeast with the world premiere of Steven Stucky’s “Gravity’s Dream.”  During her time there she received a Dana Internship to teach the Ithaca Children’s Choirs.  After her internship she traveled with them touring Austria and the Czech Republic.

After college she helped to co-create the music curriculum for an up and coming non-profit organization.  She also has taught throughout various public schools and music conservatories.  In addition to teaching, Sarah has a passion for performing.  She was the section leader for various church choirs and the Upper Dublin Choristers before her adventure to the gold coast.

While in California, Sarah has taught private voice and piano lessons in addition to admiring the sights of the Los Angeles area.  She is extremely excited to be part of the Citizens of the World team!