Sarah Matthews has been playing the fiddle since she was 11 years old. In 1995 she acquired a PGCE at Derby University and, after some years of special needs and classroom teaching, focused more on violin/fiddle tuition when she became a full time professional musician in 2001. In 2007 she acquired a Masters of Music in Ethnomusicology at Sheffield University, where she focused her studies on the traditional music and song of Derbyshire, England. Sarah has performed regularly across the English Festival and Club scene for decades, and has toured in Ontario, Canada between 2006 and 2016, with many different line-ups playing for concert and ceilidh dance events, making numerous CD recordings along the way. She was invited to teach at the highly esteemed Folkworks in July 2018, and has run numerous fiddle workshops at festivals over the years. A long-standing tutor of the fiddle, she loves sharing musical ideas and engaging students with an infectious enthusiasm, sharing techniques and is passionate about harmony and playing chords.