With two masters degrees in voice and speech-language pathology, with specializing in eliminating chronic hoarseness and giving you the perfect foreign accent, I am a premier singing teacher who still sings at jazz jams sessions. I previously was a full time professor of voice and music education, a Fulbright instrumental/vocal teacher at high school level, an elementary music supervisor. In recent years, I wrote a book for SLPs on therapy for vocal nodules and since 2012 my DVD of basic singing and speaking exercises called "Voice Gym" has been for sale on Amazon. Clients love how I mold technique to a song the first lesson.
I sang with a classical group Gregg Smith Singers in Hollywood for Columbia Records and performed in clubs there. Performing in clubs continued as did soloing for the following religions: Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, and Unity until 2000. In Atlanta, GA. once a year I performed at the Avondale Fall Festival as a solo singer with a bassist for three years. Currently, I jam and sometimes listeners give me tips.
I was employed by Eileen Mattioli, piano and accordion teacher, to teach as many students as possible and still substitute as a piano and accordion teacher for her at St. Pete Beach Parks & Recreation Center since she sold her studio and teaches three days a week and I teach one day a week at St. Pete Beach Parks & Recreation Center. We share a studio.
coached many jazz singers, beginners and advanced, and those who could not match pitch in metro Kansas City area of Missouri; performed for many scholarships events for the various YMCAs in the city; created "Acting and Singing with Sara Ann" on a monthly basis at a skilled nursing home and rehabilitation center. Just YouTube my name and you'll hear/see some of my students and also look at my website: saraannbutler.com
I was a full time instructor of voiced for music education and voice majors so taught privately on the campus as well as teaching music education methods. I left because I married a jazz musician who wanted to travel.
While I was in undergraduate music education major, I coached singing students/peers pronunciation in Italian, French, German and accompanied them for extra money.
CURRENTLY I am licensed to perform speech-language pathology in the state of Florida and keep taking continuing education courses to do so.
I placed 2nd place in a national contest on any form of research. This led to being chosen as one of 40 who studied at the Institute for Vocal and Sound Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. fore two weeks.
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.