Bio

Current Projects:
-Solo live looping singer songwriter on ukulele and violin
-Acoustic Duo “Nalu” with Kryst Kruer
-Anna Applegate Trio
-Kryst Kruer & the Secondhand Smoke featuring Kryst Kruer (lead vox, ukulele), Nick Federinko (guitar), Sam Reuscher (bass), Nick Heffron (drums, backing vox) and me on violin and backing vocals
-Thrive Hip Hop Orchestra
-Street Stage Project

Artists I have worked with live:
Lauren Eylise, Aprina Johnson, Siri Imani/Triiibe, Abby Vice, Pete Wallace/Assurance Sessions, 

Venues I have performed at:
Cincinnati Music Hall, Fountain Square, MOTR Pub, Ghost Baby, Overlook Kitchen & Bar at the Summit Hotel, Revel OTR Urban Winery, Urban Artifact, Te Comet, Stanley’s Pub, Finke’s Pub, Lucius Q, Buck’s BBQ, Station BBQ, Arnold’s Bar and Grill, The Fix Coffeehouse & Bar, Thompson House, 

Artists I have worked with in the studio:

Siri Imani, Sean Kelley, Aprina Johnson, Soul Criminal, Brody Johnston

Mentors I have studied with:
Rob Flax, Greg Byers, Jess Lamb, Christian Howes, Andy Reiner

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FULL BIO: 

Sarah initially chose the violin as her instrument of choice in 4th grade orchestra because she didn’t realize cellos could come in smaller sizes. She fell in love with orchestral playing and pursued her Bachelor’s in Music Education studying under Heather Netz and Carrie Rehkopf and graduating with honors and her teaching certificate with specializations in K-12 instrumental, choral and general music in 2013. Much of her teaching philosophy and techniques root in her student teaching experience with cellist Kara Hunnicutt. She now teaches a private studio of over 30 students on violin, viola, cello, piano, and ukulele. Post-grad she wanted to hone her skills on her secondary instruments and pursue styles of playing beyond classical music. She has attended camps centered around improvisation and fiddle styles such as Creative Strings Workshop, Strings Without Boundaries, Rustic Roots, and Fiddle Hell. She is actively continuing her study in jazz/improvisation on the violin with Rob Flax and also is actively studying cello and audio production with jazz cellist/bassist Greg Byers since 2016. Her biggest nonclassical string playing influences are Andrew Bird, Sara Watkins, Yellowcard, The Lumineers, and the Vitamin String Quartet. Some of her other musical influences include Muse, Mumford and Sons and Ben Gibbard. She actively plays with local Cincinnati indie rock band Starlight Park. Born in Hawaii, raised in Seattle, and now currently residing in the Norwood area with her violist husband and cat.