Location: Salisbury area and beyond
Associate Provider
Associate Provider
(First Access)
Curriculum Music (Primary)
Curriculum Music (Secondary)
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Small / medium Group Tuition
Whole Class tuition (Primary)
Large group / ensemble tuition
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Sara Trenchard


I am a fully qualified music teacher (M.A. B Mus (Hons) and PGCE) specialising in violin and viola teaching plus curriculum music. I have been living and teaching full time in the Salisbury area since the year 2000.

What I offer

• Violin/viola lessons – individual and small group lessons in school. Pupils have the opportunity to work towards exams (I have 100% pass rate) or if not will receive a positive musical experience anyway!

• First Access for violin and viola – weekly lessons during school time and regular concerts whether it’s a ‘Prom on the Playground’ or end of term assembly. Funding towards these lessons is available now – please contact the Hub.

• Conductor of string orchestras – currently SAYM Junior and Intermediate String orchestra but please let me know if you’d like to set up a new string based ensemble.

• Curriculum workshops for KS2 – please email for more information.

• Support with GCSE music – AQA or Edexcel

• Theory lessons – help you achieve grade 5!

I am passionate about delivering music lessons in an exciting and practical way, always looking to develop new teaching styles and inventive ideas to support pupils. Keeping up-to-date with new repertoire is vital to keep pupils motivated.

I also perform regularly with the Salisbury Sinfonia, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and Minerva String Quartet.

What I / we help young people achieve

I truly believe that music is for everyone, whether it's playing for fun or the challenge of a music examination.

I have a broad selection of repertoire to motivate all pupils.

Commitment and dedication are skills I work on in all music lessons

Build confidence - to see a pupil perform to an audience is a real privilege

Ensemble skills, working together to achieve success

Sense of pride

I encourage pupils to nurture a lifelong love of music

Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To learn to sing
  • To create / write music and / or lyrics
  • To play, perform music with others
  • To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
  • To work with and support other young musicians

Also Works With

Salisbury Area Music Co-operative www.salisburyareamusiccooperative.com




  • Term Time
  • After School
  • School Holidays

Working with special needs

As a first access teacher I work with whole classes and a wide range of pupil needs. I have found particular success working with pupils with ADHD and ADD. Music is an inclusive subject which encourages all to succeed.

Taught Instruments

  • Strings
  • Curriculum Music (Primary)
  • Curriculum Music (Secondary)

Ages Taught

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Salisbury / Wilton
  • Downton
  • Amesbury
  • Tidworth


“Excellent teaching with a clear structure. Pupils made clear progress in the lesson”

“Pupils were engaged, concentrated and happy to contribute”

” very organised and energetic”

All taken from recent lesson observations.

Previously Worked With

Wiltshire Music Service, Kirklees Music School, Yorkshire