Stacey Sands

Stacey S.

Covington, KY

About Stacey S.

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Stacey teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

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
NATS

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
MTNA

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.

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35 Reviews on Stacey S.

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Patti Jul 11, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
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
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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
Singing · In home
Verified Student
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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Josh P. Feb 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Stacey has been a wonderful piano teacher. She has an upbeat and outgoing personality - And, a true passion for music. I'm sure she will transform many young aspiring pianists and vocalists.
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Ashley M. Dec 15, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Stacey is totally amazing! She has the ability to connect with any type of student. As a previous singer of 15 years who was a little rusty she helped me get back in the motions and did a wonderful job! I appreciate everything she has done to get my technique back and I couldn't ask for a better teacher.
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Caroline R. Nov 23, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
So fabulous! Caroline could not be more excited!!! Wonderful, inspirational lesson!
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Olivia D. Oct 6, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Direct quote from my daughter on the way home from her first lesson: "She is the nicest person I ever met." Awesome welcoming vibe in the studio. That's all the recommendation I need.
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Shannon M. Oct 2, 2015
Broadway Singing · Online
Verified Student
Stacey was incredibly helpful in preparing my daughter for an audition with little notice or lead time. My daughter loved meeting with her and didn't want the session to end.

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