Sarah Nelson

Sarah N.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If you're interested in singing musical theatre, I can help you reach your goals. We work on vocal technique, making appropriate stylistic choices, musical interpretation and character development. I can also help you with audition prep, and work with you to build your book.
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About

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Sarah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2008

Whether you are a beginning or advanced student, someone who wants to learn for joy or for future success, I can help you reach your goals. I have been a working musician for almost a decade and have been a teacher for just as long.

Lessons with me combine joy and structure, utilizing games and hands-on activities to solidify musical and technical concepts, while also providing the accountability and coaching you need to become the best musician you possibly can.

I have special experience teaching musical theatre, theory, reading from chord charts, and sight-reading. Although I teach all levels, I also have experience with very young children.

Experience

Freelance Teacher
Aug 2008 - Present
Self-Employed

I've been teaching lessons since 2008 -- Private lessons, group piano, and camps!

Voice Instructor
Jan 2017 - Aug 2018
COCA

Piano Teacher
Aug 2010 - May 2016
NAU Academy of Music and Dance

Private piano teacher at the local university academy.

Education

Master of Music in Collaborative Piano
Aug 2018 - Present
New York University
Bachelor of Music in Music Direction for Musical Theatre
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Webster University
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Northern Arizona University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2010

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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6 Reviews

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Nicole D. Nov 19, 2018
Broadway Singing · In home

Sarah was kind, accommodating and very professional. My daughter left her class feeling confident and motivated.

Wesley H. Jun 22, 2017
Piano · In home

My son really enjoyed Sarah, So far loving her teaching methods, actually correcting some things from a previous instructor.

Pam Apr 6, 2017
Piano · In studio

Sarah is very excited to see her students learn

Darion H. Mar 24, 2017
· In home

Sarah is a great teacher

Laura Mar 23, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Sarah was an excellent teacher for my daughter. After years of piano, my daughter was losing interest and avoided practicing for lessons because of the stress of high school academics and social interests. She was on the verge of quitting after investing a lot of years, but Sarah brought the passion for piano back into my daughter's life. She made lessons stress-free and enjoyable. She offered feedback without criticism, challenged when appropriate, and showed that persevering with piano could be fun. She has a great command of a wide variety of music, and was willing to work outside the box of just classical music, while also offering classical choices that could capture my daughter's interest. Sarah is just a lovely individual -- smart, funny, flexible, approachable, and incredibly gifted as a pianist and teacher. We were lucky to have her.

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Amy Feb 22, 2017
Piano · In studio

Sarah taught our daughter piano lessons for 3 years. Her approach in the way that she teaches not only the lesson portion but also the theory helped advance our daughter significantly. Sarah has great patience and comes across in a way that a student feels comfortable to learn. We would still be with her if we did not have to relocate across country. Highly recommend Sarah

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