Teaching

Hello! I am a teaching artist who loves connecting with children, teens and adults through music, theater and dance.

Having grown up in the performing arts, I’ve noticed the importance of establishing a nurturing learning environment. I have made it my mission to not only help student’s grow their voice and develop their acting and dancing skills, but to aid in the discovery of truly feeling seen, heard and free to express who they are! I love to help students explore and master their authentic head, chest and mixed singing voice through styles including classical, musical theater, pop, rock, folk and R&B! Interested in getting even more than just singing technique? With my extensive training and background in Theater, I also offer acting through song: discovering text and finding the story. This makes your private lesson a “two for one stop” if you are working on auditions, self tapes, college applications, callbacks or a future performance!

I am incredibly passionate about helping others connect to their healthiest, authentic voice, along with encouraging confidence, self worth and discovering their truest expression of self. After all, why would we want to pursue a dream if it makes us into something we are not? Whether my students are in high school, singing for fun, or an “auditioning” professional like myself, I believe in cultivating a safe and nurturing working environment, full of self-discovery and encouragement.

Here’s more on my teaching background:

Sarah has taught for nearly a decade, originally connecting with children when she became Pennsylvania’s Junior Miss in 2011. Her platform, “Be Your Best Self- Exposure to the Performing Arts” educated adults and children alike on the importance of art education in school. Her project garnered national attention where she was awarded the “Public Service Award” at America’s Junior Miss. She then went on to connect with children through the Ryan Seacrest studio in Cincinnati, volunteering and performing for children in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House. After school, she continued as an educator through Roundabout Theater Company’s Teaching Artist Program, where she was able to educate kids across the country on the process of putting up a full theater production. She also has taught individual masterclasses on theater dance, and coaches voice and theater privately, including college audition material and cuts. She works as a faculty member at Class Act Performing Arts School in South Orange, New Jersey, and Star- Styled Dance Center in Cranberry, Pennsylvania, where she is a dance and voice teacher. She is also currently the Artistic Director for the StrandTastics, a teen’s theater program at The Strand Theater in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. She is currently also an associate teacher at EKM Studios and is becoming certified at the Institute for Vocal Advancement . Learn more here.

Ms. Sarah was so patient as everyone tackled their technology challenges, and she was very encouraging as the students one by one dealt with a new kind of stage fright – singing alone to a computer!  Every single teacher [student] has had in her years with CAPAS have been incredible so I just wanted to let you know how much it is appreciated, especially in times like these!

Class Act Parent

We have loved having you teach the Mini MTC and Group Voice classes. Great work, Sarah!!

Class Act Parent

Sarah is highly educated, experienced, and well versed in many genres of music, musical theatre, and dance.  As such, she has been a very willing and able substitute on short notice.  While new to my faculty, it was evident from the beginning that Sarah is a true team player at the studio.  She is caring, kind, and works well with other faculty and staff members.  She is great with all ages and experience levels, and has a great energy in and out of the classroom.  I find her to be highly reliable and professional, while also having a lovely personality and spirit to be around.  She has been such a valuable asset to the studio this year.

Page O’Connor, Executive Director of Class Act Performing Arts Studio

Sarah has also connected with children through Princess Parties! Her experience ranges from working at Petite Princess Parties Cincinnati, to doing private events and appearing at Children’s Hospitals across the country! She has made children smile as some of your favorite princesses; Elsa, Rapunzel, Anna,and Ariel! Contact Sarah for additional info about an appearance!