Sara Jackson

Sara J.

Watertown, MA

About Sara J.

Sara teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: August 2013
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Sara is a classically trained soprano from Columbia, South Carolina, She is currently located outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches privately in her home and at Chelmsford Community Education. She is pursuing her Masters in Voice Performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. In July 2016, Sara completed all three levels of study in vocal pedagogy for the Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory.

Sara earned her bachelors degree in music and minor in theatre from the University of South Carolina in 2013.
From 2013-15, Sara lived in Southern California, where she began her graduate studies in classical voice and opera at the University of Redlands. Sara taught music lessons and performed opera locally. She worked as a voice instructor at the Arts & Learning Conservatory in Santa Anna, a glee club instructor at Eastwood Elementary School, and a private voice teacher at the University of Redlands' community school program. In the summer of 2014, Sara attended the highly-esteemed Songfest 2014 program at the Colburn School in Los Angeles on fellowship.

In July 2015, Sara participated in the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, where she studied vocal pedagogy and classical art song.

Aside from her classical repertoire, Sara has sung musical theatre, rock, and pop. In 2016, Sara performed a principle role in Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera, composed by Berklee professor Robert Schlink, at the RISD Auditorium in Providence. She also sang as the lead vocalist in the Berklee Metal Ensemble. In South Carolina, Sara performed for three years as an actor with Columbia Children's Theater.

Sara has experience working with children ages 5-17 as well as adults, in varying vocal styles. She also offers help with music theory and ear-training, solfege, and acting.

Photos and Videos

Columbia Children's Theater

Experience

Music Instructor
Oct 2016 - Present
Chelmsford Community Education

Teaches private voice, music theory, and piano lessons at Chelsford High School through the Community Education program.

Voice Instructor
Sep 2014 - May 2015
The Arts and Learning Conservatory

Voice Instructor
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Community School for Music and the Arts

Glee Club Director
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Eastwood Elementary School

Instructed a semester-long after-school glee club program for grades 3-4.

Actor
Sep 2011 - May 2013
Columbia Children's Theatre

Education

Master of Music in Voice Performance
Sep 2015 - Present
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Graduate Studies in Voice and Opera
Sep 2013 - May 2014
University of Redlands
Bachelor of Arts in Music with Performance Certificate, Minor in Theatre
Aug 2010 - May 2013
University of South Carolina

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Completion for Sessions I, II, and III
Jul 2016
Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute

The Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory is a three-session program for the training of commercial music vocal instructors. The program focuses on anatomy, vocal health and pathology, stylistic traits of various CCM genres (including pop, R&B, musical theatre, rock, and country), and information on the music industry.

Awards

Voice Scholarship
Mar 2015
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Schubert Fellowship
May 2014
Songfest 2014
Choral Scholarship
Aug 2010
University of South Carolina

18 Reviews on Sara J.

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Anna Mar 14, 2017
· Singing · In home
Sara is an engaged and knowledgeable instructor. Her assessments and suggestions are always right on point. I am learning so much from her and having a blast doing so! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a fantastic singing coach!
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Michael Jan 14, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Sara is patient, positive, fun and customized the lesson to my specific interests (Beatles!). Looking forward to returning and exploring what my admittedly limited skill set can develop into.
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Tayana A. Dec 14, 2016
· Singing · In studio
It was good and well informed
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Richard Oct 25, 2016
· Singing · In home
My daughter loves the lessons. We will come back for more lessons when our schedule opens up.
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Victoria Sep 20, 2016
· Singing · Online
Amazing
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Nataly F. Sep 12, 2016
· Singing · Online
My daughter liked it!
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Nataly F. Sep 12, 2016
· Singing · Online
My daughter liked it!
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Bree Feb 6, 2016
· Musical Theater · Online
Sara was very thorough and fostered a comfortable environment for my 9 year old daughter. The first lesson was wonderful and we're excited to continue next week. :-)
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Denise F. Sep 20, 2015
· Acting · Online
Sara was well-prepared and gave me some excellent lessons to complete in preparation for the next class. Very professional.
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Zachary N. Jul 23, 2015
· Singing · In home
Two lessons in and I've already seen a dramatic change in quality. I've been with vocal coaches who seem to change their teaching styles almost every other week, and that can be detrimental to any student. I can tell Sara is confident in her abilities and techniques, and I recommend her to any singer, beginner or veteran.
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