Stacey Sands

Stacey S.

Fort Thomas, KY

About Stacey S.

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Stacey teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2005
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Overview

Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 9 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.

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

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Experience

Professional Chorister
Sep 2012 - Present
Christ Church Cathedral

Sings weekly services as a professional member of the Cathedral Choir.

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.

Education

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

Certifications

Performance Certification
May 2008
DePauw University

Awards

MTNA Star Award
May 2008
DePauw University

Affiliations

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.

American Guild of Musical Artists
Jul 2005

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.

40 Reviews on Stacey S.

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Kelley B. Feb 22, 2017
Verified Student · Broadway Singing · Online
wonderful experience. in just a short time my range and sound improved! thanks Stacey!!
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Eli Feb 21, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Stacey helped me improve both my skill and my confidence as a singer. Patient, kind, and supportive, lessons were always fun, and the results were immediately tangible. Great teacher!
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Addie M. Jan 19, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
So far all's great!
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Gwyneth Jan 13, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Stacey is wonderful. Our son has been a piano student and our daughter is taking voice lessons to prepare for a school musical. Stacey is well-qualified and the kids love her! I
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Maggie Nov 16, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Stacey was excellent with my seven-year-old! We are very pleased!
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Patti Jul 11, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Just had our first lesson! Stacey is wonderful - she really listens and offers helpful advice. Looking forward to more.
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Madison B. Apr 12, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
The lessons were for my daughter and we were thrilled with Stacey. She went above and beyond.
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Bob R. Mar 7, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Stacey created an environment that was extremely conducive to learning. She is not only very knowledgeable but she presents information in an easy and relaxing manner. Being a novice I did not feel overwhelmed or intimidated by what she asked of me. Very quickly she was able to discern where to take the lesson that instilled the greatest confidence and yet focused on the most immediate opportunities for moving forward. She’s fun, enthusiastic, and informative and made an hour lesson seem like fifteen minutes. I look forward to working with her in the future. I would strongly recommend her.
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Victoria G. Mar 7, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
My first lesson with Stacy was amazing.
She's such a great teacher I can't wait to continue working with her!
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Elizabeth Feb 13, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Stacey was very nice, outgoing and encouraging! She made me feel very comfortable. I cant wait to continue working with her!
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