Sarah Smith teaches middle school band and orchestra in Des Moines, Iowa. Previously she taught in St. Augustine, Florida and in Austin, Texas teaching elementary music, strings, private lessons, middle school chorus, and marching color guard. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Greenville College in Greenville, IL and a Masters of Music Education Degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL.
She grew up in southern California and discovered music at an early age. She began playing the piano at age five and quickly excelled. In middle school she wrote a composition which she entered into a young artist contest which took first place at the regional level. Her band composition of “Into the Dragon’s Keep” was composed for her middle school band students. Sarah resides in the Des Moines area with her husband and three children, and continues to compose music for her students.