My name is Sarah Ramson and I am 12 years old. I started learning music just before I was 4. I currently play songs on 5 instruments; the Piano, the Harp, the Flute, the Tenor Steel Pan, a few songs on Guitar and I am teaching myself the Ukulele. I am a home-school student and music is a major part of my lesson plan. My remaining curriculum consists of studying Ballet at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, Kumon Math (Completing Algebra 2,Platinum status, equivalent to 11th grade level), Kumon Reading (Platinum status, 11th grade level), studying Spanish and an online home-school program to include Language Arts, Civics, Science and History. I play competitive Golf and Chess. In June (2019), I earned my Black Belt in Martial Arts. My other activities include Ice Skating, Gymnastics, Swimming and Archery. I use my musical talents to inspire students to explore their potential.
Sarah is performing her arrangement of Good King Wenceslas
Silent Night arranged by Frank Voltz
The Lord's Prayer
Thank you for supporting Sarah's performances over the years. Sarah loves using her harp skills to inspire children and raise money for nonprofit organizations to support music programs around the region. During the pandemic Sarah used her harp skills to improve the emotional health of seniors and youth alike through virtual performances and the release of two CD's. Sarah plans to attend University to study harp..
Our family is hosting a fundraiser to purchase a new harp. Sarah has outgrown her current harp. We need the community's support towards the purchase of this 47 string semi concert grand pedal harp to replace her 40 string petite student harp. Many of the songs that Sarah is capable of performing are physically impossible due to the limitations of her current petite harp.
Sarah is progressing quickly and needs a full size harp to be able to study the required repertoire. A semi-concert grand harp will allow the work that Sarah has completed to really shine. The larger harp will provide the fuller resonance, the complete number of strings and the higher quality of materials needed for Sarah to continue to progress.
Sarah has performed around the metropolitan area helping others raise money for schools, music education and more. Sarah is dedicated to improving her technique as a harpist. Working very hard for 6 years, she is to committed to daily practice in addition to her school work. Please help Sarah achieve her goal to become a professional harpist.
Sarah decided at 6 ytears old that she wanted to play a harp. She had not touched a harp before this moment but she instantly connects with the strings.
Very motivated and independent, Sarah is tuning her lever harp on a chair.
Improving her technique on a lever harp
Sarah's hard work earned her a position with the Virginia AYPO (American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra) Harp Ensemble at age 7.
Sarah is testing the sound to select her first petite pedal harp at the Salvi Harp warehouse in Chicago,Illonois.
Still using a pedestal to support her feet as she grows into her first pedal harp.
8 Years old and still growing
8 years old and adding vocals
Touching the ground, academically growing fast.
Performing with the Washington Jazz Arts Institute at the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival.
Getting taller, performing using advanced techniques.
With so many economical barriers to success for young musicians and the deterioration of music education programs in Washington, DC for talented young musicians of color, your donation would support the development of musical talent.
Bright Beginnings is a non-profit organization that operates early childhood and family centers for children experiencing homelessness in Washington DC. Sarah Ramson performed story time with the Nutcracker during their Christmas 2021 season.
Sarah performed on the harp and piano at a charity luncheon fundraiser for a prominent music school. Now it is time to help Sarah raise money for her new harp.
Please enjoy the Shine Brighter Concert recording
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The concert has helped Sarah reach the $4,000 level but we still need to raise $8,000 more to accomplish our goal of $12,000. You may support Sarah by donating via Paypal (friends and family button) firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also contact Sarah's parents directly to forward a check.
If you were unable to attend the concert, your donation will enable Sarah to meet her goal and purchase a full size harp. Please make your donations using friends and family button. You may also contact the family to send a check. Our email is email@example.com
Eliminating Barriers to success. Thank you to the team of Potter Violins for the gift in kind of the John Kendall Concert Hall. Please visit : https://potterviolins.com/
Thank you to the Potomac and Prince Georges County Chapter for providing refreshments and a donation of $1,600
toward the goal.
The mission of the Society Incorporated is to help today's youth turn their creative talents into artistic opportunities for their future.
To support youth in the performing arts go to: https://www.thesocietyinc.org/
Thank you to Mr.Davey Yarborough and the teachers at WJAI for providing support and a platform to perform Jazz on the Harp.
To donate go to: http://wjai.org/
I uncovered my passion for golf during my first lesson with my dad.
I am following my dream to perform and inspire other children to be their very best self.
I find inspiration all around me.
Your support to raise $12,000 dollars for a new harp will enable Sarah to improve her academic goals as a harpist. The larger harp will provide the fuller resonance and the complete number of strings needed for Sarah to continue to progress as a harpist. You may reach out to Sarah's parents directly at (202)438-5988
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