Sarah Monson

Musician | Storyteller | Writer
People Enthusiast


Music has always filled my life. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Applied Piano in 2002 form Minnesota State University, Mankato. From there I began working as a church musician and quickly felt a call to enter ministry. Now, I currently serve as the Worship Arts Minister at NewDay Covenant Church in Rochester, MN.  

As an extension of that call, I began The Worthy People Project in Sept 2016 which is a multi-media storybook telling the stories of everyday people, so every person can know their worth. The project involves interviews, music and short story.

Maintaining a small studio, I also enjoy teaching piano lessons to students of all ages. 

I have three young children I swore I would never have and am married to a wonderful man who can build something out of absolutely nothing. We savor the simple things as we grow food, drink wine, laugh and roll down the windows to breath deep whenever we pass a freshly cut field of alfalfa. With an aversion to travel, I prefer to stay at home and let my thoughts do the wandering.

I was raised on a farm near Warroad, MN not far from beautiful Lake of the Woods and just a few miles south of Canada. 

I'm currently enrolled at North Park Theological Seminary working towards pastoral commissioning with the Evangelical Covenant Church as a Pastor of Worship. 


Piano Lessons

With nearly 20 years of teaching experience, I tailor piano lessons to fit a student's musical preferences (pop/jazz/classical) with focus on good fundamental technique and special emphasis given to improvisational learning and musical creativity. I hold a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Minnesota State University, Mankato where I studied with Dr. Ann Britton & Dr. David Viscoli. 

I wrote this helpful guide for The Rochester MN Moms Blog. It might help answer some of your questions!

General Info:

- Lessons are given at various times and locations. 
- Beginner students would have a 30 minutes lesson while advanced students would need a 60 minute session. 
- Tuition is $20 per half hour - payable monthly (first lesson of each month).

If you are interested please e-mail me at sarahmonsonmusic@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!




New Album EP, "The Apple Tree" now available


Previous Recordings

Preschool Christmas Song

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