Sara Ann Butler

Sara Ann B.

Saint Petersburg, FL

About Sara Ann B.

Sara Ann teaches: Females 3 to 85
Males 8 to 85
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1961
Last sign in: 6 days ago


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.

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Used to be Shy Child Singer


professional singer of classical, Broadway, and jazz

Jan 1960 - Present
many locations

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.

Voice Instructor

Feb 2009 - Jul 2014
Mattioli School of Music in St., Pete Beach, Florida

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.

private voice coach

Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

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:

University professor of voice and music education

Aug 1967 - Jun 1971
Old Dominion University

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.

private voice coach

Jan 1961 - Jun 1967
, Scranton, PA., Hollywood, CA., Kansas City, MO., Atlanta, GA.

While I was in undergraduate music education major, I coached singing students/peers pronunciation in Italian, French, German and accompanied them for extra money.


M.S., speech-language pathology

Feb 1983 - Dec 1984
Central Missouri State University

M.Ed., music education, voice, and counseling

Sep 1961 - Jul 1963
Ohio University

B.M. cum laude, music education and voice

Sep 1957 - Jun 1961
Marywood University, Scranton, PA.

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


national and state speech language pathology licenses

Dec 2014

CURRENTLY I am licensed to perform speech-language pathology in the state of Florida and keep taking continuing education courses to do so.

research paper on singing techniques

Jul 1981
National Association Teachers of Singing

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.


Vice-president of Florida Film Network-Tampa Bay

Apr 2015
Ellen Schnur

Voice Gym

Mar 2012
Bison Electronic of Orlando, FL.


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Jan 1985
ASHA logo

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.

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7 Reviews on Sara Ann B.

Tom Aug 21, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
A wealth of knowledge. We got down to business right away. Positive experience.
John osbourn Jul 22, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Sara Ann has done a fantastic job with helping me develop my voice. I would pick songs and she would help break them down and understand the sentence structure, and how to use the physicality of my body, internally and externally, to produce the sound I am trying to get. She has helped bring me to the next level for singing as a hobby. I would use Sara if you have an idea of what you want to do so she can help you take it to the next level and learn to use your body and voice in a new way.
Mary Ann Monaghan Jun 24, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgable. Great teacher.
Raul D. Nov 23, 2015
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Very nice and professional
Robinette W. Nov 2, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Sara Ann Butler is a master at her craft! She teaches techniques that are easy to remember, and easy to master. The techniques I learned from taking her lessons can be applied to my everyday speaking as well as singing. I feel very fortunate to have such a gifted, experienced and well educated instructor at a price that is very affordable. Thank you Sara Ann Butler and thank you Takelessons!
Robinette W. Sep 8, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson was great! Sara Ann is very patient, knowledgeable and observant. I have no doubt that I will make great progress under her instruction.
Eileen M. Jun 24, 2015
Singing · Online
I have known and worked with Sara for the last five years. She is a wonderful teacher and person. She is multi-talented and teaches in-home and online lessons in voice and piano. She is also a speech therapist and can help students with any dialect and English problems. She teaches young children through adults and is raved about by all!
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