Sara Jackson
Fort Mill, SC
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Sara Jackson

Sara J.

Fort Mill, SC
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Beginning piano students have the option to focus on music theory, pop piano, or introductory classical piano skills. I accept students from age 5-adult! (For students under 7, I recommend trying the 15-minute mini-lessons!)

About Sara J.

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am a classically trained singer and certified yoga instructor from Columbia, SC. I have taught music and performed in Southern California, Boston, and the greater Charlotte area.

My teaching philosophy, whether it be singing, piano, or flexibility, is that EVERYONE has talent and potential! Reaching your goals just takes determination, motivation, and practice! I welcome all levels and ages of aspiring musicians and yogis. I also enjoy listening to and teaching various genres of music, from opera to rock! The goal of my lessons is to help students to build confidence in their abilities and to feel joy in sharing their gifts.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to send me a private message!

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John
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Sara is a wonderful Yoga instructor - very patient and flexible in supporting me as I learn Yoga.

Posted Sep 26, 2020
Andreagia Bevilacqua
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She really listens to what and how you sing and is clearly very knowledgeable.

Posted Sep 7, 2020
Owen K.
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I have a very shy 12 yr old boy. Sara has been wonderful working with him. He had never touched a piano until he started lessons with her and loves it. He has had 5 lessons plans to continue. Sara is great at sharing his progress and communicating with us on where he is. I would highly recommend her.

Posted Sep 2, 2020
Lily S.
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My daughter loves working with Sara and has learned a lot ! It’s quite incredible thAt Sara can teach piano in a virtual distance learning manner !

Posted Aug 24, 2020
Aleah L.
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Posted Aug 11, 2020
Andreagia Bevilacqua
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she picked up right away on things that impacted my breathing and singing

Posted Jul 31, 2020
Brenna
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Posted Jul 21, 2020
Manasa
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Posted Jul 15, 2020
KW
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Sara has been great teacher for my daughter. She has provided solid techniques to improve her vocal performance and methods to improve her emotional understanding of various songs. Highly recommended!

Posted Jun 28, 2020
Anjani A.
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Posted Jun 17, 2020
KW
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Posted May 18, 2020
Lauren
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I had an amazing first lesson! I was so nervous because I only ever sing alone, not even in front of my family. I warmed up to Sara and was actually able to sing in front of someone for the first time in probably 20 years. I can't wait to continue lessons, I really enjoyed it!

Posted May 13, 2020
Sophia S.
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My daughter had a blast and is looking forward to the next lesson!

Posted Apr 27, 2020
Suzann D.
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Posted Jan 3, 2020
Jordan
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Posted Jul 2, 2019
April
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Posted Jul 1, 2019
Savanna V.
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Posted Jun 25, 2018
Diego P.
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I've observed such a great improvement in a short time!! I'm really excited by my progress with Sara.

Posted Oct 11, 2017
Samantha
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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.

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Diego P.
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I really enjoyed the warm-up exercises as a way to get a good tone.

Posted Sep 16, 2017
Teresa V.
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I loved it!

Posted Aug 4, 2017
Anna
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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!

Posted Mar 14, 2017
Michael
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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.

Posted Jan 14, 2017
Tayana A.
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It was good and well informed

Posted Dec 14, 2016
Richard
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My daughter loves the lessons. We will come back for more lessons when our schedule opens up.

Posted Oct 25, 2016
Victoria
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Amazing

Posted Sep 20, 2016
Nataly F.
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My daughter liked it!

Posted Sep 12, 2016
Nataly F.
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My daughter liked it!

Posted Sep 12, 2016
Bree
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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. :-)

Posted Feb 6, 2016
Denise F.
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Sara was well-prepared and gave me some excellent lessons to complete in preparation for the next class. Very professional.

Posted Sep 20, 2015
Zachary N.
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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.

Posted Jul 23, 2015
Angelyce
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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!

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Bradley F.
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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.

Posted Aug 18, 2014
Sean B.
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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.

Posted Aug 16, 2014
Ben G.

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.

Posted Aug 10, 2014
Kati A.
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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.

Posted Aug 4, 2014
Jude F.
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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.

Posted Aug 3, 2014
Megan G.
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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.

Posted Aug 3, 2014
Edna S.
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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.

Posted Jun 8, 2014

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Experience

Voice Instructor
Aug 2019 - Present

Columbia Children's Theatre

I teach private voice lessons to young actors who perform at the Columbia Children's Theatre.

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.

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

200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification
Jul 2020

My Vinyasa Practice (RYS)

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

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