Stacey Sands

Stacey S.

19 Reviews
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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19 Reviews on Stacey S.

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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.
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Diane W. May 20, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter Caroline has been taking voice lessons with Stacey since March, 2014, and right away she developed a strong rapport with her. Stacey is a wonderful teacher. Not only is she a very talented singer herself, she also has a very outgoing personality and truly cares about helping her students achieve their dreams. Just a few months after she started lessons, my daughter achieved her goal of being accepted into her high school's vocal ensemble. Since then Stacey has encouraged her to participate in other competitions and recitals. Stacey has not only developed Caroline's talent, she has helped develop her confidence.
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Julie F. May 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter, M.J, began voice lessons in August 2014 and I'm amazed at the progress she's made in such a short time! Here is what M.J has to say about lessons with Stacey:

"Stacy is SOOOOO AMAZING!!!! She has helped me not only with my singing, but with my confidence and my life. Her cats always cheer me up after a rough day at school. She has improved my singing so much that I actually tried out for the Wizard of Oz. I wasn't going to at first, but she helped me learn somewhere over the rainbow, and made me more confident to try out. She is an amazing singer herself and not only the best singer I know, but a great friend to me. I go to her for thirty minutes on Wednesday and that is definitely the highlight of the week! I always can't wait to sing with her and talk with her. If you are looking for the best voice teacher in the world, I highly recommend Stacey!"
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Janelle J. May 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I came to Stacey to pursue a dream that I was never able to pursue as a child. This was dream to sing. While my goal was not to be a professional singer, I simply wanted to tap into my breath and my voice so that my presence through my speaking and singing would be stronger. I wanted my voice to be vibrant and more alive. Stacey's professional and down-to-earth presence helped me shift the way I breathe, the way I speak, and the way I sing. My professional life involves frequent public speaking and b/c of my work with Stacey, my confidence has increased and I am the stronger educator I yearned to be. She shifted who I am and how I give myself through my voice and breath in this world. I highly recommend working with her regardless if you want to sing for professional develop, for voice exploration, or simply for fun.
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Tina W. May 12, 2015
Vocal Training · In home
I wanted to take voice lessons only to help me not losing my voice so fast but I ended up having so much fun learning with Stacey that I went on and on (until I got my vibrato)
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Tina W. May 12, 2015
Piano · In home
My daughter absolutely loved Stacey and I liked her teaching method. She makes a great mix of work and fun so my daughter looked forward to her lesson every week.
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Laura Petracco May 12, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have had a few voice teachers over the past couple of years and Stacey is by far my favorite. She is patient and dedicated to making her students better. She is very good at explaining the techniques that are vital to singing correctly - breathing, jaw placement, posture, etc. In my case, she has helped me immensely with my confidence in auditions. I have landed two roles since I have been studying with her! She's fun, funny, welcoming, super easy to work with and sing in front of! Take from her!
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Catherine May 8, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Stacey is great at nurturing the student's musical interest, while challenging them to reach new levels.
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Rebeccah Bowery May 6, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very fun to be around. Knows what's needed for better voice performance and more than willing to work on previous repertoire. Highly recommend.
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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!