Sara Ann Butler

Sara Ann B.

Atlanta, GA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
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Sara Ann teaches



Sara Ann delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 22 to 85, males 25 to 85 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1961

I pace our lessons andI over explain a technic to make certain the client gets the concept. Patiently and with a sense of humor we apply it to a song that is a target song the client really can "sell" and just wants the vocal know-how to do.
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 & videos as a licensed speech language pathologist for those with chronic hoarseness, laryngitis, & vocal nodules. Clients love how I mold technique to a song the first lesson.

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free lance singer with electric bass guitar
Nov 2017 - Present

I sing standard jazz songs and bounce/swing the style with some scatting at McKennon's Louisianne Restaurant, Buckhead Atlanta. I am trying to play the tuba part an octave higher in the AtlantaNewHorizonBand and then be their singer for this almost all male brass band the month of January, 2018. Right now my private SKYPE client is in Moscow for accent modification and more American slang.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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., 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.


Limited Proficiency


national and state speech language pathology licenses
Dec 2014

CURRENTLY I am licensed to perform speech-language pathology and take 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 VOCAL 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. MY VOCAL TECHNIQUE METHOD FOR SINGERS AND SPEAKERS IS UNIQUE AND WORKS FAST.

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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 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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Photos & Videos

Adult Male Pitch Matching
Senior and Her Breath Control
Client with limited range
Me holding a microphone for public speaking training

How to approach high notes
Original monologues with modifications: Acting with Irish dialect, American English and singing while playing bass guitar.
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9 Reviews

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Elvira Jan 14, 2018
Speaking Voice · Online

I take speaking voice lessons from Sara Ann to reduce my Russian accent.
I just love our sessions. Sara Ann is a very experienced teacher and defines essential problems right away. I am amazed by her profound knowledge of subject, intelligence, creative teaching approach, charming style and genuine desire to help her students.

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Vicki Jun 29, 2017
Singing · In studio

I signed up for singing lesson on a whim. Sara was great; very patience and knowledgeable. Please take in consideration, I have no music or instrument background so we worked on breathing and body position which she made fun then at the end of each lesson we sang a song or two. After each lesson, I left with new knowledge and one or two thing to work on that week. For a spur of a moment decision, I obtain a new understanding of music, singing, and met a wonderful creative lady. Good Experience all around.

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Tom Aug 21, 2016
Vocal Training · In home

A wealth of knowledge. We got down to business right away. Positive experience.

John osbourn Jul 22, 2016
Singing · In home

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.

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Mary Ann Monaghan Jun 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

Very knowledgable. Great teacher.

Raul D. Nov 23, 2015
Vocal Training · In home

Very nice and professional

Robinette W. Nov 2, 2015
Singing · In home

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!

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Robinette W. Sep 8, 2015
Singing · In home

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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