- Levels Taught:
I have recently coached/directed actors/actresses from ages 7 through 74 in a Mahaffey Theater Class Acts production. Also, I have acted recently in a film and a dinner theater. You will learn how to alter the tone quality of your voice and especially the prep ideas before opening your mouth to audition.
- Teaches students:
- Females 22 to 85, males 25 to 85 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 1961
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 you want to sell to clients/your job/your promotion/ your new career.
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 and former university professor of Kristin Linklater and Alexander methods. 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. Presently, I am a film experienced screener for festivals, play bass guitar, I teach in person onsite in a group, on Skype, and in Buckhead Atlanta 1:1 pitching your voice as an actor or salesman or singer. Clients love how I mold at least one technique to your speaking & singing voice the first 30 minute session.
I sing standard jazz songs and bounce/swing the style with some scatting at jam sessions or with seniors. I play bass guitar and solo sing in the AtlantaNewHorizonBand.
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 jam and sometimes listeners give me tips.Show More
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.Show More
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.Show More
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.
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 and take continuing education courses to do so.
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.Show More
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.Show More
So so so FUN! Sara Ann is amazing- I cant wait for the next lesson!
I had an amazing first lesson, and looking forward to the next lessons.
Sara is a great teacher and really knows her stuff.
I had my first lesson with Sara today, and I was very happy with it! It is not easy to find the right teacher, but I think Sara's friendly manner of teaching on one hand and expertise on another make it a perfect match for any student who is ready to learn. Sara was very attentive to my needs and answered all my questions. I loved the detailed evaluation and a very clear explanation of each subject we discussed. I am inspired and eager to continue. Thank you!Show More
Great speaking classes with Sara Ann. Learning new things and I do appreciate her patience that helps me to develop my own.
Sara has been a great pronunciation coach! She is very thorough and takes the time to ensure I get it right before moving on to the next topic. She is also very patient and has a great personality
Sara Ann is an amazing teacher. She is very knowledgeable and pinpointed on what I have to work on right away. I am very blessed I met her to help me out with my speaking voice.
Thank you Sara Ann for all your guidance and assisting me to enjoy hearing my own voice! I’ve always wanted to sing but cringed when I would hear myself sing...she is helping me to enjoy another aspect of me!!
I took a series of singing lessons with Sara Ann because I want to be able to sing at the dinner before my wedding (preferably a duet) this coming November. I am not a singer, and have not sang in front of an audience since the 5th grade. Sara Ann did a wonderful job of introducing me to new exercises and warm-ups, helping me identify strengths that I can build off of, things that I can work on, and having a better understand of my own capabilities. I feel comfortable with the song that I've chosen to sing and am looking forward to the performance!Show More
Love the lessons with Sara Ann - informative, interesting, and always helpful! She is a true speech master who can clearly identify what is missing and find excellent tools to fix it. of My first language is Russian and I was always excited to minimize its presence when I speak English. I tried some online videos but realized unless someone in person points you to what exactly sounds wrong, there won't be any results.
Sara Ann is awesome in explaining details and makes it all smooth and easy. I can really see improvements. Highly recommend!
Wow! Sara is an excellent tutor! She knew how to pass her knowledge to me and she taught me various tricks on how to reduce my Greek accent. Highly recommended.
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.
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.Show More
A wealth of knowledge. We got down to business right away. Positive experience.
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.Show More
Very knowledgable. Great teacher.
Very nice and professional
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!Show More
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.
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!Show More