- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
- February 2014
I received my BA in music from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. While the school is not well known for music, the program stressed being as well rounded in as possible with a "Learn by doing" attitude permeating every class. I believe that this attitude is essential to all musicians, regardless of what style they are interested in. No matter if you wish to sing pop or opera, the basics are the same. I emphasize singing in a healthy manner and taking care of your voice. I also believe that most people are capable of singing well.
I have been involved in several Opera scene performances, most notably performing the role of Lucia in the Mad Scene from "Lucia di Lammermoor" and the Marschallin in the finale of "Der Rosenkavalier." With this background, I can help my students learn how to sing in other languages as well as help them with performance practice, proper posture, basic music reading, and giving them access to resources for more learning opportunities.
I prefer to teach beginning to intermediate students. My ultimate goal is to help my students love music as much as I do and to find the voice that is hidden in them.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be separated into three main categories:
This will ready your voice to sing and help prevent damage to your vocal chords
At this point, you will be singing through the piece we have chosen for you to work on. This will take up
the bulk of the lesson.
3. Questions and paperwork
The paperwork will simply be assignment sheets and any other photocopies I feel will help you become a better musician.
You will need a recording device of some sort so that you can listen to the lesson during the week. This will help you remember the warm-ups and the suggestions given for proper vocal production. If this is a problem, please mention it and we will figure it out.
Sheet music will be needed for any song you wish to practice in lesson.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, keyboard, music stand
*** Specialties ***
I was trained in classical voice, including opera, but I also am trained in pop and a little in musical theater.
My daughter said she really liked Sarah, and liked the way she taught, she learned what to work on in improving her voice, and made learning fun.
Sarah was very friendly with my daughter's first lesson, they spent some time at first getting to know one another. Sarah is very natural with children, and she gave excellent pointers for my daughter to work on vocal skills.
Sarah is an outstanding voice teacher for my six year old daughter. Sarah is the perfect teacher for teaching her the fundamentals of voice and singing. She is a professional, fun, kind, patient, reliable, and talented.
Amazing Teacher. Kind, Caring, and Witty :)
I took lessons with Sarah for a couple month before moving to another city, and I wish I could have taken her with me! I'm a beginner singer that loves singing all generes, but really believed I was a hopeless cause when it came to singing. Sarah worked one on one with me to teach me proper breathing and exercises in order to keep my voice healthy and within a couple weeks I already saw improvement. She was patient to work out the bad habits I had picked up before I started taking lessons. I highly recommend Sarah. My voice and I thank her :)