Sara Jacobi

Sara J.

Astoria, NY

About Sara J.

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Sara teaches: Ages 7 to 70
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2002
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Howdy! I have been teaching private voice lessons for over 15 years. My students have an assortment of musical backgrounds and experience levels. Some students are pursuing professional careers while others are still beginners building confidence in their vocal abilities and musical skills.

My approach to teaching is as unique as the student. With a Masters degree in Music and continued studies in voice with internationally renowned professionals in New York City and Berlin, I have developed a pretty extensive vocabulary, knowledge of repertoire and understanding for the vocal instrument. Not to mention, with a background of over a decade performing in the US and Europe I know how to identify an audience and effectively communicate these learned skills.
My job is to take my experience and knowledge, relate them to my student and showcase a new artistic voice. Let's make music.

Photos and Videos

Professional Headshots (Photo by Michael Wiltbank 2016)

Experience

Private Voice Teacher

Sep 2015 - Present
'Die Etage' - School for Musical Theater; Berlin, Germany

Private Voice Teacher

Mar 2002 - Present
Self Employed

Plan weekly lessons to build foundational skills for a strong technique applicable to any genre of singing. Tailor the lessons specifically to individual student needs and Educate singers on repertoire, language,

Chorus Member

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Amore Opera

Stepped in to sing chorus for Amore Opera's production of Donizetti's "Poliuto"

Guest Artist

Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
Mosaïque

Appeared in several perfomances with the innovative perfomance platform Mosaïque in Vienna, Austria.

Cowgirl (Singer)

Nov 2011 - Jun 2015
Opera Cowgirls

An amazing platform introducing Opera to audiences that may not listen to it on a regular basis. Performing music from Puccini, to Elvis, and everything in between

Singer

Jan 2011 - Nov 2011
Opera Singers Initiative

Learning And focusing on the entrepreneurial side of the musical career.

Chorus Member

Apr 2006 - Jun 2009
For Worth Opera

Worked as a First Soprano in Fort Worth Opera's Festival season productions of:
Falstaff
Turandot
Carmen

Director of Choral Activities

Feb 2007 - Aug 2008
Kennedale ISD

Lead 5 choral groups, before and after school rehearsal at both the High School and Junior High Choir program. Doubled my program size in the time I was there

Education

Master's of Music- Voice Performance

Jun 2002 - May 2005
Texas State University

Bachelor of Arts- Music Voice, Performance

Aug 1998 - Dec 2002
St. Mary's University

Languages Spoken

German

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Audience Favorite

May 2011
Classical Singer National Convention

Symphony Space Debut Award

Feb 2011
Opera Singers Initiative

1st Place Graduate Women

Apr 2009
National Association of Teachers of Singing -TEXOMA
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9 Reviews on Sara J.

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Tayra .. Sep 23, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Sara is a great instructor! She really knows how to target weaknesses and help you improve them.

I've only had 3 classes so far with her, but I already feel more comfortable singing and have a better understanding of my voice. I highly recommend her!
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Ashley Sep 23, 2016
Singing · In home
Great teacher who will inspire and nurture your musical growth and instill a lifelong love of music!
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Priscilla Sep 23, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
Sara is an incredible singer and teacher! Very knowledgeable and fun lesson.
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Rose Sep 23, 2016
Singing · In home
Sara is a fabulous and down to earth. She really understands her clients in a way that facilitates their learning style.
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Danielle Sep 23, 2016
Classical Voice · Online
Sara is a great teacher! She is always positive and encouraging. She's got a lot of knowledge about repertoire and she's given me great suggestions for different music. (I'm a soprano). She's been really helpful with my technique and breathe support.
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Meagan Sep 23, 2016
Sara is a wonderful singer and teacher, with experience and passion!
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Jason Sep 23, 2016
Singing · In studio
What I love about working with Sara, is that she takes time to assess where you are at in your vocal standings, she gets to know you as a person and and artist. She provides a comfortable environment which is great for learning and growth. On top of technique she helps build confidence in your performance and presentation. She's helped me gain confidence as an Actor who sings.

In addition to her knowledge and experience, her classes are infused with love and often times humor to make you feel at ease. It is a completely fun and safe space to learn and practice. She's always willing to go the extra mile to see that her students received the utmost positive results. I can't sing her praises enough. Sara (and her classes) are well worth the investment.

I've also seen her with her kid classes...the girl has patience haha! She's great with children in addition to her adult classes.
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Rachel Sep 23, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Wonderful instructor! Really knows how to target your weaknesses and help you improve.
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Elizabeth Sep 23, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Excellent, experienced professional with a heart for music and teaching.