Sara Jackson

Sara J.

Watertown, MA

About Sara J.

Sara teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: August 2013
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Sara is a classically trained soprano from Columbia, South Carolina, where she teaches privately from May-August. During the academic year, she is located in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is teaching privately and pursuing her Master of Music in Voice Performance at the Boston Conservatory. In July 2016, she received her certification in vocal pedagogy for CCM (contemporary commercial music) from the CCM 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, She also performed professionally with Columbia Children's Theatre for two years, and worked as a church soloist in the Columbia area.

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 locally with both the University of Redlands and Redlands Opera Theatre. She worked as a group singing instructor at the Arts & Learning Conservatory in Santa Ana, 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 locally.
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.

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The Merry Widow. Redlands, CA

Experience

Soloist

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Unity of Columbia

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.

Choral Scholar

Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Shandon United Methodist Church

Sang as paid section lead for the first soprano section as well as a soloist.

Actor

Sep 2011 - May 2013
Columbia Children's Theatre

Education

Master of Music in Voice Performance

Sep 2015 - Present
The Boston Conservatory

Graduate Studies in Music

Sep 2013 - May 2014
University of Redlands

Certificate in Vocal Performance

Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of South Carolina

Bachelor of Arts in Music, 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

Schubert Fellowship

May 2014
Songfest 2014

Choral Scholarship

Aug 2010
University of South Carolina
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14 Reviews on Sara J.

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Victoria Sep 20, 2016
Singing · Online
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Amazing
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Nataly F. Sep 12, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My daughter liked it!
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Nataly F. Sep 12, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My daughter liked it!
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Bree Feb 6, 2016
Musical Theater · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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!
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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.
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Ben G. Aug 10, 2014
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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