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Sara Ann B.
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Learn Technique in the Song You Sing
Former University teacher of voice and still singing jazz...Experienced teacher in Hollywood CA., Kansas City, MO., downtown St. Petersburg, FL., and now Atlanta, GA.
About Sara Ann B.

I pace our lessons and over explain a technic to make certain the client gets the concept in a HUMORFUL, JOYFUL way. Patiently we apply it to a song that is your target song or to how and what you want product or YOU to sell to clients/your job/your promotion/ your new career. 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. If you are creating a one man podcast, I can share expertise on how to do varying voices for your characters. 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 New 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 first session.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1961

Education

M.S., speech-language pathology

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Teaches ages 25+

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Speaks Spanish

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Avatar of the tutor
Sara Ann B.
Teaches Online
Learn Technique in the Song You Sing
Former University teacher of voice and still singing jazz...Experienced teacher in Hollywood CA., Kansas City, MO., downtown St. Petersburg, FL., and now Atlanta, GA.
About Sara Ann B.

I pace our lessons and over explain a technic to make certain the client gets the concept in a HUMORFUL, JOYFUL way. Patiently we apply it to a song that is your target song or to how and what you want product or YOU to sell to clients/your job/your promotion/ your new career. 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. If you are creating a one man podcast, I can share expertise on how to do varying voices for your characters. 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 New 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 first session.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1961

Education

M.S., speech-language pathology

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 25+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Sara is just amazing. She has taught me so much over the past 5 weeks. I see why she is a 5 star instructor, review doesn't lie, and I feel lucky to have ran into her profile. What I admire the most about Sara is that passion she's got in teaching. I hope to register more classes with her, there is so much to learn from her, she's got a lot in the tank.

Posted Feb 23, 2022
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After three lessions with Sara Ann on recording mindfulness meditation, 7 recordings I did were all approved. The sound editor noticed that my voice was more relaxed with more appropriate "word chunking" and no "puffing the air". Suprisingly or not surprisingly, Sara is also very knowledgable of mindfulness meditation and knows many mindfulness teachers in the USA. She taught me many "secrets" on how to record a good mindfulness meditation which was CARESSING and these little secrets are the gems i look for. Although i am recording in Mandarin, the techniques are generalizable from what i learned in English. Thank you Sara Ann.

Posted Feb 22, 2022
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Great lesson! I got some great tips from Sara Ann

Posted Dec 12, 2021
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Premiere Teacher of Your Voice
Oct 2017 - Present
self
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 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 3 years. Currently, I give tips to actors for entries of their films in international film festivals & to entertainers to get more gigs.
private voice coach
Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
self-employed
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 the 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.
Spanish
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
Singing
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$20
45 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$40
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30