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Sara Ann
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Your Talking is Understood by all: Customized by a Voice Specialist
Quick analysis of how to make you more intelligible since VOICE was my reason for becoming a speech-language pathologist; customized sessions for your sound errors, how to improve your writing of short memos AND homework. Daily 30 minute practice is a necessity.
About Sara Ann

I pace our lessons and over explain a technic to make certain the client gets the concept in a HUMORFUL, RELAXED way. Patiently we apply it to a song that is your target song or to how and what you want to apply it. With two masters degrees in voice and speech-language pathology specializing in eliminating chronic hoarseness and lessening your foreign accent, I am a premier singing teacher who still sings at jazz jams sessions and a former university professor of Kristin Linklater and Alexander methods. I previously was a full time professor of voice and music education, a Fulbright instr/vocal teacher and an elementary music supervisor. Presently, I am an Indie film movie screener for international festivals, play bass guitar in aNew Horizons Band , and show you how to pitch your voice as an actor or salesman or singer. Clients appreciate how I mold at least one technique to your speaking or singing voice the very first session.

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Teaching since 1961


M.S., speech-language pathology

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Sara Ann explained singing and vocal concepts to me in a clear, encouraging way. I learned a lot from her and look forward to taking more lessons!

Posted Dec 13, 2022
Teacher's Studio

I'm someone with high-functioning autism. Sara was attentive and patient, I definitely look forward to learning more from her again very soon.

Posted Nov 16, 2022
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Sara Ann has been super helpful with my goals of improving my public speaking skills. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an instructor.

Posted Sep 21, 2022
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Premiere Teacher of Your Voice
Oct 2017 - Present
I bring out the best in your personality (1) to sing standard jazz songs and bounce/swing/scat the style to sing your karaoke , for your own fun or with an accompanist. (2) to speak intelligibly to get that job you've always wanted or change your voice to characters to make that story podcast
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 Los Angeles clubs.. Performing in clubs continued as did soloing for the following religions: Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, and Unity. In Atlanta, GA. once a year for 3 years I performed at the Avondale Fall Festival as a solo singer with a bassist. Currently, I give tips to actors for entries of their films in international film festivals & to entertainers to get more gigs. Wherever I live, I am helping speakers and singers and creating humor as a vocalist with bass guitar for seniors.
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, Missouri and Kansas....adjudicated many scholarships events for various YMCAs in Tampa Bay, FL. & Atlanta, GA.....created "Acting and Singing with Sara Ann" on a monthly basis at skilled nursing homes and rehabilitation centers with props in Tampa Bay, Fl. & Shawnee, KS.
Voice Instructor
Feb 2009 - Jul 2014
Mattioli School of Music in St., Pete Beach, Florida
I was employed by Eileen Mattioli, piano and accordion whiz, to teach as many students as possible as a piano and singing teacher for her, ages 3 to 85, at her School of Music. When she sold her business, I substituted for her plus taught speech therapy, public speaking, & singing at St. Pete Beach Parks & Recreation Center. We shared a studio.
University professor of voice and music education
Aug 1967 - Jun 1971
Old Dominion University
I was a full time instructor of voice for music education and voice majors. I taught on a one-to-one basis and in a group classroom. 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., Tampa Bay, FL., Atlanta, GA.
While I was an undergraduate music education major from age 19, I coached singing students/peers pronunciation in Italian, French, German and accompanied them on scholarship. From then & through graduate school and to the present, I relish helping a client shine in their speaking voice.
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.
Limited Proficiency
research paper on singing techniques
Jul 1981
National Association Teachers of Singing
I placed 2nd place in a national contest on VOCAL research sponsored by San Francisco chapter of NATS. This led to being chosen as one of 40 who studied how to do voice research at the Institute for Vocal and Sound Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. for two weeks. MY VOCAL TECHNIQUE METHOD FOR SINGERS AND SPEAKERS IS UNIQUE AND WORKS FAST.
Vice-president of Florida Film Network-Tampa Bay
Apr 2016
Ellen Schnur, president of Florida Film Network-Tampa Bay
Voice Gym DVD
Mar 2012
Bison Electronic of Orlando, FL.

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Instructor details
Accent Reduction
Teaches 8 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students