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Group Instruction - Margaret Sawyer

Instrument/Department: Piano/Music for Little Mozarts

Joined Hochstein faculty in: 2019

Margaret (Meg) Sawyer holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Houghton College. She studied piano, viola, and voice during her years there. She holds certification in Elementary Education through Akron University and has done additional graduate study (including Orff training) at Nazareth College and the Eastman School of Music.

Sawyer has taught at ARK Preschool in Manchester, New York, which included a music classroom for singing, movement to music, and use of rhythm instruments. She taught music for grades K-8 at East Palmyra Christian School; and held positions with the Greece, Penfield, and East Rochester School Districts. Sawyer has worked with students ages from preschool through grade 12.

In addition to her work with public and private schools, Sawyer has maintained a private piano and string studio for many years.


More About Margaret Sawyer

Hometown: Webster, NY

What inspires me: books, art, music and kids

Why the arts matter: In our highly technological society, the arts elevate our minds and hearts, and bring us together.

Favorite things to do in Rochester area: Hiking in the Finger Lakes, enjoying local concerts and art exhibits

When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: Teaching in Shortsville or at SPCAA in Geneva

My favorite local restaurant: Seoul House

Favorite places to travel: Maine or Outer Banks of North Carolina

Favorite movie: The Princess Bride

What people would be surprised to know about me: I have been to South Korea