- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
- August 2013
Hello, and welcome to my page! My philosophy for singing is that a truly great singer is versatile, and that the ideal voice is a flexible instrument that can handle a variety of genres and styles.
My personal training is primarily in classical, and I have a Master's degree in classical voice/opera from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. However, I also actively sing pop, musical theater, and even heavy metal!
Singing can be challenging, and while I work with the student intensely to diagnose and fix vocal issues, it is very important to me that the student feels happy and confident. I encourage students to express their creativity by singing in styles that they feel comfortable with, choosing their own songs, and even adding their own riffs/runs/ornamentations.
I like to place a heavy focus on music theory and sight-singing (I offer private lessons in these subjects separately as well); It is extremely important for young singers to be able to read the notes on the staff, to understand rhythm and key, and to find pitches on the piano.
I accept beginning-intermediate singers of all ages. I additionally offer music theory, sight-singing, and diction lessons as well as beginner/introductory piano.
I taught private voice, music theory, and piano lessons at Chelmsford High School through the Community Education program for the 2016-2017 school year.
I taught private voice lessons for students interested in classical and musical theatre.
Instructed a semester-long after-school glee club program for grades 3-4.
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.+ Read More
I've observed such a great improvement in a short time!! I'm really excited by my progress with Sara.
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.+ Read More
I really enjoyed the warm-up exercises as a way to get a good tone.
I loved it!
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!
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.
It was good and well informed
My daughter loves the lessons. We will come back for more lessons when our schedule opens up.
My daughter liked it!
My daughter liked it!
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. :-)
Sara was well-prepared and gave me some excellent lessons to complete in preparation for the next class. Very professional.
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.+ Read More
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!
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.+ Read More
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.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More