Sarah has almost 15 years of experience working as a music educator in Toronto, Oakville and Niagara. Her passion lies in helping each student discover and develop their own unique, individual sound using a joyful and compassionate learning process. She is currently accepting new private voice students (all levels and ages) and piano students (beginner – intermediate level) in her Niagara studio, located near downtown St. Catharines.
I am an elementary school teacher and I’ve been taking voice and piano lessons with Sarah for over three years. I didn’t consider myself a singer before starting, but singing has become a joyful part of my life and working with Sarah has consistently been the highlight of my week. She is bright and encouraging. She demonstrates dedication to her learners by continuing to develop her repertoire of teaching tools. She has empowered me as a singer and performer. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in music lessons. – Tessa
Sarah’s voice specialization includes, but is not limited to, jazz and pop styles. She applies the principles of Somatic Voicework (TM) in her studio and has completed extensive training in teaching all contemporary commercial music styles. She also teaches piano lessons from beginner to intermediate levels. Other musical areas offered include:
We’re so pleased and impressed with Sarah’s enthusiastic and innovative approach to teaching music. In addition to traditional methods of instruction, she employs creative, “outside the box” techniques to motivate our son’s interest in his piano lessons and to foster a genuine love of music in him, which we feel is equally as important as learning the proper techniques. We’re very fortunate that our son has the opportunity to learn from Sarah and we appreciate all of the many ways she goes above and beyond to enrich his musical education! – Heather and John
As well as holding a degree in jazz voice performance from the University of Toronto (2005), Sarah attended The 2017 LoVetri Institute at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in Ohio, USA and also completed Jeanie LoVetri’s Somatic Voicework (TM) certification courses at the 2013 Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University in Virginia, USA. She was on the vocal faculty at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in Chennai, India for the 2010 summer semester. Sarah has taught specialized classroom music courses at post-secondary, secondary, and primary levels, and has conducted several jazz and concert choirs in the Greater Toronto Area within the Montessori school system and private school system. Sarah also works as a musical director for Choir Nation, a team building company that uses the power of singing to connect and inspire employees. She also leads Choir Nation Niagara’s weekly drop-in choir, where all levels of singers are welcome.
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