Sarah Wolfson

Sarah W.

New York, NY

Lesson Details



Sarah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 13 to 70

Teaching since:
September 2006

Sarah is a graduate of The Juilliard School (BM, MM - Vocal Performance). She has received critical acclaim for her performances on both the opera and recital stages around the world. She has sung with Opera National de Montpellier, Santa Fe Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Kentucky Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Aspen Opera Theater, Brevard Music Center. Additionally she has performed concerts and recitals at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, The Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, Rockport Chamber Music Festival. She has recorded for Bridge Records, and has been heard on WQXR. In addition to performing she is an accomplished teacher. She teaches vocal performance at Columbia University, and has presented a number of masterclasses at various educational institutions around the country.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a Juilliard trained singer who is able to teach those interested in classical voice, musical theater, or cabaret. I teach a range of musicians, from beginner to professional. Together we will grow your technical, musical, and performance skills. I focus on finding ease and flexibility of sound and expression so that you can find your own voice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach at Columbia University. I have a piano, music stand, as well as music scores available for your use.

*** Specialties ***
I am a classically trained singer who is able to teach those interested in classical voice, musical theater, or cabaret.

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Professor of Vocal Performance
Sep 2007 - May 2015
Columbia University - Music Performance Program


Vocal Performance BM, MM
Sep 1995 - May 2001
The Juilliard School


Limited Proficiency


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Concert Artists Guild - 1st place winner Victor and Sono Elmaleh Award
Oct 2007
Concert Artists Guild
Alice Tully Hall Debut Recital Competition
Nov 2005
The Juilliard School
William Schuman Graduation Prize
May 2001
The Juilliard School


American Guild of Musical Artists
Dec 2014

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2014

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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Smita Mar 22, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio

In addition to being a very skilled instructor, Sarah is wonderful, caring, and dedicated. My vocal technique improved tremendously thanks to her dedication and her focused, extremely personalized teaching style. Her commitment to seeing every student realize their potential is exceptional.

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Kailee Mar 22, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio

I think Sarah is an awesome teacher. She is always very personable, caring, and genuinely wants to get to know you as well as your voice. I've learned a lot about technique and musicality from her, and even after more than a decade with other instruments I can confidently say that I've had an equally excellent time learning singing as I have the rest with such a great teacher.

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Elaine B. Oct 3, 2013
Music Performance ·

Sarah is the best teacher I've had to date!

Sarah is outstanding. I've been taking from Sarah for five years and still feel like I am improving exponentially with each year. She has an uncanny ability to immediately adapt to the needs of students and personalize her teaching to fit the student. She is consistently positive and detailed in her instruction - quickly isolating a new technique to learn, and she enables each singer to truly find their own color, or their own resonance in a particular genre. Not only does she masterfully cover technique, but she also adds depth and musicality to her instruction, truly making a lesson feel as strong as a performance. On top of her teaching methods, Sarah is a caring, warm, generous, and encouraging person. She is sincere and welcoming and makes each student feel important. She is a person I look up to, and deeply respect and admire. I can't recommend her enough! Hands down, the best!

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Elina K. Oct 2, 2013
Singing ·

A truly great teacher!

Sarah has been my teacher for the past 2 years during which I experienced enormous progress in my singing. On top of being an incredible singer herself, she has the rare gift of being able to transmit her knowledge on vocal technique and performance to her students. She is patient, warm, kind, energetic and a real master of her art. All in all, Sarah is a truly great teacher and I recommend her wholeheartedly!

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