Sarah Panna

Sarah P.

Buffalo, NY
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Sarah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

My name is Sarah, and I have been teaching private lessons in voice and piano for three years. I have recently received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Houghton College, with a concentration in voice. Having been involved in over a dozen musical theater and operatic productions, I have had experience teaching and coaching students in both classical and contemporary vocal technique as well as teaching and accompanying on piano.

Voice students will not only learn basic vocal technique, vocal care, music theory and ear training, but also how to confidently portray emotion when singing and how to get rid of tension. I teach my voice students how to unlock and feel comfortable and confident with their own unique, individual voice. Each lesson is tailored to the individual student's goals and musical identity.

Piano students will learn the basics, as well as advanced techniques depending on the level, of playing piano. Having studied classical piano for 16 years, and contemporary for 4 years, I can teach classical techniques and music theory as well as contemporary techniques, and reading music using chord sheets.

Lessons take place in my music classroom at a local school in Tonawanda, NY. Parents of students are more than welcome to sit and listen to their child's lessons!

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Experience

Music Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
St. Andrew's Country Day School

Music teacher for grades pre-K to 8th grade general music, as well as choral and band director, and theater.

Private Voice and Piano Instructor
Aug 2014 - Present
Self-Employed

Taught lessons in both voice and piano.

Music Director
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
French Woods Festival of the Arts

Music Director for eight different music theater productions for students ages 6-14. Also taught piano lessons for students ages 6-18.

Stage Manager
Aug 2012 - May 2015
Houghton College Lyric Theater

Stage manager for various musical theater and operatic productions. Extra duties also included vocal coaching and accompaniment, as well as leading various rehearsals.

Education

Bachelors of Music in Education
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Houghton College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

2 Reviews

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Becki Dec 9, 2017
Singing · In home

She is a wonderful resource to have when preparing for the Christmas choir. Would highly recommend

Erik Dec 8, 2017
Singing · In studio

Wonderful teacher. Knowledgeable of vocals as well as how to teach.

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