Hello! I'm Sarah Murley-Hauser!
I am the Director here at Willowdale School of Music and also a violin teacher on staff.
When I was 3 years old, I started asking for violin lessons, and I kept asking until I was 6 years old and my parents gave in. I know that when I started violin lessons, I started practicing the skills necessary to become a better human being, and I was inspired to teach violin by my first violin teacher: Heidi Behrenbruch.
When I started the school in 2012, Willowdale School of Music was just myself driving around to student’s houses as the Richmond Hill Suzuki Studio. Now WSM is an ever expanding multi-instrument music school in the heart of North York.
Regardless of lesson location, WSM’s “Why” has always been the same: The best music lessons teach children more than just how to play their musical instrument, they give children the skills and tools to change the world for the better. Put very simply, when we give children music lessons, we are making the world a better place for everyone.
When I'm not teaching or running WSM, I love taking care of my indoor jungle of plants, tending my outdoor tomato garden, walks with my husband and dog, couch cuddles and TV with my cat, reading, scrolling Facebook Marketplace and cooking.