Stacey Sands

Stacey S.

10 Reviews
Covington, KY

About Stacey S.

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Stacey teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2005
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 8 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop and ascend voices. Stacey has recently been named as the Director of Artistic Collaboration for ascend voices.
Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students.

Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College auditions. Her students have performed in nationally known rock bands, been accepted into College music programs, they have been members of the May festival Youth Chorus, the Kentucky Governor'€™s School for the Arts, and have traveled to Europe with competitive touring choirs.

Stacey's operatic performing credits include Autumn in Charles Halka's Layover with NANOworks Opera, the Mother in Amahl and Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the College-Conservatory of Music , Mimi from Puccini'€™s La Boheme in the CCM's Opera scenes program, Donna Donna in P.D.Q Bach'€™s The Abduction of Figaro , 1st Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Juno in Offenbach'€™s Orpheus in the Underworld all at the DePauw University Opera Theatre. Other partial roles/scenes performed include Suzel in Mascangi'€™s Lamico Fritz, Countess in Mozart'€™s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.

More than just singing opera Stacey is known for her versatility as a classical singer regularly doing cross over work. She regularly gigs as a jazz/popular singer accompanying herself on the piano. Her musical theater performing credits include Mama in Everybody'€™s Buddy: The Buddy LaRosa Story, Shelia in Hair with DePauw University, Ensemble/Soprano Soloist in Sweeny Todd, Sonia in Godspell with the Lakeside Players and Yonah in Children of Eden with the Lakeside Players.

Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Barbara Paver. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She studied with Caroline Smith and Stanley Irwin.

Stacey is originally from Florence, Kentucky and takes pride in impacting her home community through music.

*** Lesson Details ***
Stacey is known for adapting lessons for the individual. Each body is unique and thus each vocal instrument is unique. Stacey takes time to get to know each student and caters to their specific needs and goals. She believes in well rounded performers working often on dramatic intentions, overall professionalism, and stage presence. She also prepares her students with their audition packages and stresses the importance of regular performance. Stacey is a very open and caring individual but expects hard work from her students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha upright piano, Yamaha portable keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable keyboard. I expect a semi private space to teach.

*** Specialties ***
Opera, Broadway, Choral Vocals

Photos and Videos

An Interview I did with a student about my musical life and journey.


Voice Instructor Aug 2012 - Present
Boone County High School

Professional Singer Oct 2008 - Present
Vocal Arts Ensemble

Stacey is a versatile member of Cincinnati's professional chamber choir, the Vocal Arts Ensemble under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson. Stacey regularly is featured as a soloist as well as being a member of the alto section.

Core Soprano Chorister May 2005 - Present
Cincinnati Opera

Member of the Core Chorus for the Cincinnati Opera...sang in over 40 operas with the company.


Master of Music in Vocal Performance Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance Aug 2004 - Jun 2008
DePauw University

Languages Spoken

Italian Professional Proficiency
Italian Professional Proficiency


Performance Certification May 2008
DePauw University


MTNA Star Award May 2008
DePauw University


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.

Music Teachers National Association May 2008

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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10 Reviews on Stacey S.

Sandi S. Jul 16, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
The 30 minutes I spend with Stacey are the bright spot in my week. In just 3 short lessons, this 72 year old has learned so much! Stacey's enthusiasm and support for the student come together to create an environment in which the student can explore their limits. Her understanding of proper singing technique and phrasing and her ability to evoke same in her students is exemplary - in other words, I love my voice teacher, Stacey!
Ashley T. May 29, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I love my lessons with Stacey. She is an amazing teacher as well as performer. She is a wonderful person with a bright smile and positive teaching style. Stacey relieves any nervousness or anxiety I had upon starting singing lessons. I look forward to each and every lesson.
Karen M. Apr 4, 2014
Verified Student
Wonderful Teacher

Stacey is a wonderful teacher. I was nervous about taking singing lessons and she put me at ease with fun vocal exercises and her warmth and sense of humor. The musical education I received from her was excellent.
LauraA Mar 6, 2014
She's Fabulous!

I highly recommend Stacey Sands as a voice teacher. She gets her students to sing in a free and healthy way by teaching them proper singing techniques. She has vast performing experience and can properly guide students to what is best for them.
JeffreyS Mar 6, 2014
Highly Recommended

I have sung with Stacey in various professional settings, and she is a very skilled musician and singer. She also has a wonderful personality and a great sense of humor. I think she would make a great teacher.
Zach N. Dec 5, 2013
Outstanding teacher

Outstanding teacher. Works well with children as well as adults. Fun exercises to teach proper breathing. Willing to work with whatever style you prefer. One word of warning, avoid in studio lessons if allergic to cats.
Alex C. Nov 28, 2013
Verified Student
excellent piano teacher!

Stacey is a gifted piano teacher. She has a very good sense abiout working with children effectively. She can show great patience when needed and is able to guide toward improvement. Even at the very beginning level, she always emphasises the artstry and creativity that is such an important aspect of music.
Courtney V. Nov 27, 2013
Opera Voice
Extremely talented and personable

I took lessons with Stacey during my senior year of high school. Studying voice with her improved not only my overall musicianship, but my confidence in what I specifically had to offer as a musician. Stacey helped prepare me for my college voice auditions. So, if you're looking for a teacher who is extremely talented, personable, and will push you to succeed, I highly recommend studying with Stacey.
Jordan A. Nov 26, 2013
Opera Voice
Stacey is a talented teacher

Stacey is a very talented teacher with a great knowledge of repertoire, languages and musicality. She is a fine teacher for any student who is serious about improving their vocal technique and musical skills. Stacey also understands the world of singing at the college level and beyond. She is prepared to help a student succeed and successfully prepare themselves for the demands of college auditions or a professional career.
Akrivi W. Sep 12, 2013
Verified Student

Stacey was wonderful with my daughter. She always would ask how her day was when we walked in. Stacey wanted to know her on a personal level. She would work very hard to meet my daughter's needs. Demi loved working with Stacey. She learned a great deal from her. Demi loves to sing and is growing everyday with her abilities. Thrilled that we were able to find Stacey.