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 30-year resident of Williamsburg, Sarah has held various church music positions in Williamsburg and on the Peninsula. She is currently the Minister of Music at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church in Toano where her duties include directing the Choral Scholars, a group of 8 student singers from William and Mary. She is a former artistic director of the Williamsburg Choral Guild and has taught private piano, organ and voice lessons.
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Sarah Ford Bland is in her thirteen 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.”