Sarah Haines

Originally from Maryland, Sarah Haines is a flutist and teacher currently based in Minneapolis. Sarah has performed across the country and beyond, including places such as the White House, Austria, and Russia. She enjoys working with living composers and has premiered chamber works at the England Conservatory. Sarah was a Music for Food Artist Fellow for the 2019-2020 season, through which she taught masterclasses, gave presentations, and played in concerts around the Boston area to raise awareness and funds for fighting food insecurity. She was also honored to be a Texas Music Festival Fellow in Houston during the summer of 2019.

Sarah holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the New England Conservatory, as well as a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In North Carolina, Sarah gave free lessons to students from low-income families through her involvement with the music outreach program, Musical Empowerment. Sarah teaches at the annual Flute Fever Summer Camp in Harwood, MD, and is experienced in teaching a wide range of levels and ages.

Sarah enjoys making dessert, buying dessert, and eating dessert. Additionally, she loves puzzles, spending time outside, and exploring new places.



Geographic areas served

Sarah resides on the East coast and provides exclusively virtual lessons. 



  • $35 / half hour lesson
  • $45 / 45-minute lesson
  • $55 / hour lesson
  • $60 / 45-minute semi-private lesson

Attendance Policy

Students must notify Sarah within 24 hours in advance of an absence in order to receive a make-up lesson. Notice given less than 24 hours in advance will not be entitled to a refund or make-up lesson. Exceptions due to emergencies will be considered at the instructor’s discretion. If she need to cancel a lesson for any reason, she will provide a make-up lesson.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in creating a warm and positive lesson environment for my students. I adapt my teaching process according to each student’s level, individual goals, and learning styles, but I always focus on fundamentals, technique, and musicality. Consistent practice is important to me for my students, and I may assign listening projects in addition to practice assignments.