Sarah holds bachelors and masters degrees in Church Music/Organ from Westminster Choir College with additional organ study at Duquesne University. Her piano studies have been with Johanna Spiers and William Cheadle.
A 25-year resident of Williamsburg, Sarah has held various church music positions in Williamsburg and on the peninsula, the most recent being organist at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 1999-2004. She is a former artistic director of the Williamsburg Choral Guild and has taught private piano, organ and voice lessons.
Areas of Specialization
Sarah Ford Bland is in her ninth year as a piano instructor at William and Mary. “I enjoy teaching here because the students are so motivated and eager to learn. I find immense satisfaction in helping a student work through a problem, be it a technical or musical challenge, and discover progress and improvement in his/her playing. Many of my students come directly from Group Piano. I especially enjoy teaching this late beginner level because of the students’ strong foundation in basic music theory and keyboard facility.”