Sarah began her musical life at Oundle School, where she was a music scholar, studying flute, clarinet and voice. After a gap year working in the music department of a school on the south coast, she attended York University, where she trained as a singer, specialising in jazz, with Louise Gibbs. After graduating in 2006, Sarah moved to Somerset, where she worked as the Concerts and Operations Assistant at Wells Cathedral School. She joined Hazard Chase in 2007 as an assistant, became a manager in 2010, and has since worked with a portfolio of instrumentalists and conductors. Sarah became an Associate Director in 2016.