Sara Jackson

Sara J.

Watertown, MA
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Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Singing lessons for students interested in incorporating his or her technique into Broadway singing. Lessons would include ear training, technique training, acting, and learning musical theatre repertoire.
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About

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

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Experience

Voice and Keys Teacher
Jul 2017 - Present
School of Rock Lynn

I teach basic keyboard skills, music theory, and voice to beginning-intermediate young singers who are interested in popular music.

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.

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.

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 - May 2017
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

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.

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Awards

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

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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20 Reviews

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Diego Puppin 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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