Sara Jackson

Sara J.

Columbia, SC
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About

Sara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
August 2013

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am a classically trained singer from Columbia, SC. I have also taught and performed in Southern California, Boston, and the greater Charlotte area. My philosophy is that anyone can learn to sing; just like any other instrument, all it takes is determination and practice. I welcome all levels and ages of aspiring vocalists. I am also open to all genres, from opera to rock! The goal of my lessons is to help singers feel confident with their vocal technique and to feel joy in sharing their gifts.

In addition to singing, I also teach beginner piano, music theory, audition prep, and ear-training.

Experience

Voice and Piano Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present
Columbia Arts Academy

Music Instructor
Oct 2016 - May 2017
Chelmsford Community Education

I taught private voice, music theory, and piano lessons at Chelmsford High School through the Community Education program for the 2016-2017 school year.

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

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

I taught private voice lessons for students interested in classical and musical theatre.

Actor
Sep 2011 - May 2013
Columbia Children's Theatre


Education

Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance
Aug 2018 - Present
University of South Carolina
Master of Music in Voice Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2017
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Bachelor of Arts in Music, Minor in Theatre
Aug 2010 - May 2013
University of South Carolina

Languages

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.

Awards

Voice Scholarship
Mar 2015
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Schubert Fellowship
May 2014
Songfest 2014

Photos & Videos

Columbia Children's Theater

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Orfeo Music Festival; Vipiteno, Italy 2015

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Senior Recital; University of South Carolina, 2013

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Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory

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Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera at the RISD Auditorium

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The Merry Widow at The University of Redlands

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Songfest 2014 at the Colburn School in LA

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Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera at the RISD Auditorium

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Solo Voice Workshop at The Arts & Learning Conservatory in Santa Anna

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25 Reviews

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Jordan Jul 2, 2019
Music Performance · Online

April Jul 1, 2019
Singing · In home

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Savanna V. Jun 25, 2018
Singing · Online

Diego P. Oct 11, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

I've observed such a great improvement in a short time!! I'm really excited by my progress with Sara.

Samantha Oct 3, 2017
Singing · In studio

My daughter is learning a lot from Sara and so am I. We look forward to the classes as Sara is patient, encouraging, explains everything very well to my daughter and very knowledgeable about vocal training. We feel fortunate to have found her. My daughter who is shy is opening up to her, I can't wait to see where Sara could take her.

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Diego P. Sep 16, 2017
Singing · In studio

I really enjoyed the warm-up exercises as a way to get a good tone.

Teresa V. Aug 4, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

I loved it!

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!

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.

Tayana A. Dec 14, 2016
Singing · In studio

It was good and well informed

Richard Oct 25, 2016
Singing · In home

My daughter loves the lessons. We will come back for more lessons when our schedule opens up.

Victoria Sep 20, 2016
Singing · Online

Amazing

Nataly F. Sep 12, 2016
Singing · Online

My daughter liked it!

Nataly F. Sep 12, 2016
Singing · Online

My daughter liked it!

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. :-)

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.

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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Angelyce Apr 13, 2015
Opera Voice · Online

Sara has a beautiful voice, knows what she is talking about and is great with my 9 year old! She is professional yet keeps the lesson fun and I would definitely recommend her to others. Happy that we found her!

Bradley F. Aug 18, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio

I have worked with Sara both on and off stage for the past year. During our Masters of Music in Vocal Performance program at the University of Redlands, Sara demonstrated professionalism, dedication to her craft as well as a true and deep knowledge of vocal technique, stage craft and performance practices. Sara treats her peers and colleges with respect, and she is kind, patient and nurturing with her students. I have the highest respect for Sara as musician and teacher, and I am confident that any student who chooses to study with her will benefit greatly and will experience consistent healthy growth as a singer.

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Sean B. Aug 16, 2014
Singing · In studio

Sara helped me a great deal with learning to sing with better breath support and to get a level of consistency out of my voice that I thought was beyond me. If she can help me, she can help you.

Ben G. Aug 10, 2014
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I came into my lessons with Sara knowing that she was trained as a classical vocalist, but still wanted to find what I could learn from her in other styles. Fortunately for me, Sara actually came from a background in rock music in addition to her conservatory training. Her versatility in different genres and techniques that catered to my specific goals along with her positive attitude made her stand out as a vocal teacher. Definitely would recommend her to any serious vocalist student.

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Kati A. Aug 4, 2014
Singing · In studio

I watched Sara perform a vocal solo at Shandon United Methodist Church. It was exquisite and beautifully performed. It is easy to tell that she has been a singer (a passionate one) for years. Also, upon interacting with Sara, you will find that she is polite, professional, and very humble. I would definitely recommend her.

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Jude F. Aug 3, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio

Sara is a voice student herself so she is in the perfect mindset for teaching beginner-intermediate singers. Sara has all the knowledge/techniques of an older teacher, but for a bargain of a price!! I would recommend Sara to anyone in their first few years of vocal study.

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Megan G. Aug 3, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio

I have personally worked with Sara this past year at the University of Redlands. We collaborated on The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar. I admire her diction as well as her musicality. She maintains her professionalism wherever she goes. She is not only a great friend but she is a great musician too. Any student that has the opportunity to study with her, will learn a lot from her.

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Edna S. Jun 8, 2014
Opera Voice · In studio

The first lesson turned out fantastic. Sara was very professional and very well mannered. I noticed she is very patient and explained the technique and mechanics in projecting nasal and/or head voice. I learned a lot in my first lesson.Thank you so much, Ms. Sara.

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