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


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

Photos and Videos


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.


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


Professional Proficiency


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.

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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28 Reviews on Stacey S.

Caroline R. Nov 23, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
So fabulous! Caroline could not be more excited!!! Wonderful, inspirational lesson!
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.
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.
Jamie Sep 19, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My daughter really enjoyed Stacey!
Ashley P. Aug 17, 2015
Music Performance · In home
My daughter Ashley has studied with Stacey for over 2 years. She is a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and makes lessons fun but productive. She wants the very best for her students and works very hard to make sure that they excel in their chosen field of music. Stacey always made sure that Ashley was prepared for upcoming competitions, college auditions and even helped her find scholarship opportunities.Stacey has also worked with numerous other students that Ashley attended school with and they absolutely love her as well. I would highly recommend Stacey to anyone in need of a good music instructor.
Alison K. Aug 7, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I can't wait for the next lesson!! :) It was great and I'm super excited to keep working with Stacey!
Karen T. Aug 6, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Stacey was great, very encouraging and knowledgeable. I am looking forward to next week!
KR Jul 19, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Stacey has been training my daughter since November 2014. While it has been a short time only, the training my child has received has been exemplary. She has grown in maturity and presence as well as performance.
Robin Hamilton Jun 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Stacey is open and quickly puts you at ease
Katie T. May 27, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Stacey is AWESOME! She is both very knowledgeable and fun at the same time. She is very good at breaking complicated concepts down into simple steps that are easy to learn.