Sarah Wasserman

Sarah W.

Chicago, IL

About Sarah W.

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Sarah teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2006
Last sign in: Yesterday


First of all, thank you for taking a look at my profile! I know you probably have a lot of teachers to choose from on this fabulous website. Here are a few reasons why you should study with me!

1) My experience as a teacher: I have been teaching both privately and at music schools for over 6 years. I have experience teaching private voice lessons and conducting choirs.

2) My experience as a performer: I currently sing and perform in the Chicago area. I know how to prepare you for auditions and performances because I myself am performing and auditioning.

3) My students: Several of my students can be seen singing in choirs or performing leading roles theaters in the Chicago area. Also, just this past year, I helped one of my students gain acceptance to ChiArts, a performing arts school that only accepts 10% of its applicants.

4) I make it fun! Here is a quote from one of my reviews:
“Exactly what anyone would need to gain knowledge about the mechanics of singing and she makes it fun, too”

It is my goal to help every one of my students:

1) develop a healthy singing technique that will bring longevity to your career or hobby.

2) learn music efficiently and independently.

3) develop good practice habits.

4) learn basic ear training/sight singing.

If that sounds like something you would like to learn, click the green button on my profile to book lessons with me. If you are not quite ready to book, feel free to ask me a question.

I've been studying voice for 10 years and teaching consistently for over 6 years. I received my M.M. from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and my B.M. from Wheaton College. Since graduating in 2013, I have been working and performing in the Chicagoland area. Some performance highlights include but are not limited to performing with Light Opera Works, CCPA's production of the Chicago Premier of Daron Hagen's Amelia, and performing with the Grant Park Chorus.

I look forward to working with you!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide books. I expect my student to provide a piano.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in operatic singing. I received my training in opera; however, I also have training and performance experience in musical theater. I believe I am well equipped in several genres.

Photos and Videos

Performing "By Strauss" in Light Opera Work's concert, Gershwin's Greatest Hits


Voice Teacher

Sep 2015 - Present
Metropolis School of the Performing Arts


May 2016 - Jun 2016
Floating Opera Company

Played Quark Sister 1 in the Chicago Premier of Quantum Mechanic by John Bilatta.


Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company

Performed the role of Melissa in Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida.


Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
Chicago Folks Operetta

Covered the role of Gonda in Girl In The Train by Leo Fall. Performances September 4-13, 2015.


Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theater

Performed in the multi Jeff Award nominated producation of A Marvin Hamlisch Songbook.


Apr 2013 - Dec 2014
Light Opera Works

Performances with the company:

Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore
Gershwin's Greatest Hits
Valencienne in The Merry Widow

Choir Director/Voice Teacher

Sep 2011 - May 2014
Wheaton College Community School of the Arts

I coordinated and promoted bi-annual concerts.
I designed detailed rehearsal plans and agendas to develop basic musicianship, ear training, sight reading, and a healthy singing technique.
I communicated and meet with parents and students to give progress updates, identify needs, and re-assess goals.


Master of Music

Aug 2011 - May 2013
Roosevelt University

Bachelor of Music

Aug 2007 - May 2011
Wheaton College


Lake View Music Society Scholarship

Feb 2013
Lake View Music Society

Service Award

Sep 2012
Wheaton College
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16 Reviews on Sarah W.

Natalie Oct 3, 2016
Singing · In studio
Carlo Aug 2, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Just had my first lesson with Sarah and I thought it was wonderful! Right away, she pointed out different things that I was never aware of and that I need to work on. I'm looking forward to see how I progress after more lessons with her. She's also very easy-going and a delight to work with.
Matt M. Jul 8, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome teacher! I'm an actor with very little formal singing experience, and Sarah helped me prepare an opera aria for a theatre role. I feel so much more confident, and I definitely sound better.
Charlotte Jun 1, 2016
Musical Theater · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah is a great teacher, using techniques and explanations that were easy for my nine-year-old to understand. She is also very patient and nice. My daughter can't wait to go back!
Matt May 2, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Has an absolute grasp of her topic. Was professional and kind.
Shirley Apr 20, 2016
Singing · In studio
I've never had any prior singing experience before and was a little nervous at first to be taking these lessons, however even after my first lesson with Sarah I not only felt at ease but also more confident in my voice. Her use of visuals, metaphors, techniques, and explanation of how our vocals work also showed her vast knowledge and experience as well as helped me progress exponentially. She's also just a fun person to learn from, and I always look forward to having a class with her! Awesome teacher, highly recommended!
Lisa E. Apr 15, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My 15 year old daughter began lessons 3 months ago. She feels so comfortable with Sarah and looks forward to her voice class each week. It's been a huge confidence boost and I hear her singing almost everyday now. We are really happy with our choice in singing instructor.
Lisa E. Apr 15, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My 15 year old daughter began lessons 3 months ago. She feels so comfortable with Sarah and looks forward to her voice class each week. It's been a huge confidence boost and I hear her singing almost everyday now. We are really happy with our choice in singing instructor.
Rachael Apr 15, 2016
Singing · In studio
I highly recommend Sarah - She is an excellent teacher! She's patient with my inexperience, and meets me at my level. She makes it fun and helps me understand the "why" behind singing correctly. I originally thought I would take a few classes and move on. Now, I'm on my fifth class and not sure when I want to stop! If you choose Sarah, you will not be disappointed with your results.
Seamus (. Jan 7, 2016
Ear Training · In home
Verified Student
My 4 year old son loves having Miss Sarah visit! She comes prepared with printed music, stickers, and lots of fun voice and rhythm games to play. She changes up the activity every few minutes, and her expectations are appropriate for his age.
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