Teaching

I am a teaching artist who loves connecting with other artists through music, theater and dance.

Hi everyone! 

My name is Sarah Bishop, and I am a professional singer, actor, dancer, musician and teaching artist! I love connecting with singers to find their strongest, healthiest voice. I work with a wide variety of singers, from seasoned Broadway and music industry professionals, to those who are just starting to find their sound! The voice is a vulnerable thing, and I’ve noticed the importance of establishing a nurturing and safe learning environment. I  have made it my mission to not only help student’s grow their voice, but encourage them to truly feel seen, heard and free to express who they are. 

Are you a professional singer who’s looking to understand and have complete control over your instrument? While studying voice, it’s easy to leave a voice lesson saying,  “well I sang well during my lesson, but why? Why am I having trouble re-creating that when I really need it?” I’ve discovered that even advanced singers can feel the frustration of not having complete understanding of their instrument. Let’s find your balance and healthiest sound in every style so that you can feel prepared for that big performance or audition. Get an audition that’s a bit outside your comfort zone? Explore your authentic head, chest and mixed voice through all styles including musical theater, pop, rock, folk and R&B!  I’m here to help you step consistently, healthily, confidently into your truest and most versatile sound, and be able to do it 8 times a week! 

Are you a dancer who absolutely kills it at a dance call, but feels like you have no clue where to start when you’re called back to sing? As a dancer myself, I can help! Let’s approach singing from a dancer’s perspective and provide everything you need to feel  just as confident singing as you are dancing. 

Are you a singer who is brand new and doesn’t even know where to begin? Are you not even sure if you’re hitting the right notes? Through my extensive experience in competitive choir and harmonization, I can help you recognize and match pitch for the first time! I specialize in ear training and have made countless singers discover that they too can fulfill their dream of learning to sing! 

Are you interested in getting even more than just singing technique? With my musical theater expertise, I also offer acting through song: discovering text and finding the story. This makes my lessons your “two in one stop” if you are working on an audition piece, self tape, college application, callback or performance!

Whether you are auditioning for your Broadway final callback, applying for a prestigious theater program, preparing for your solo album or finding your voice for the very first time, I’m here to help! Let’s discover your healthiest, authentic voice while building your confidence so the world can hear YOU!  

More on Sarah’s Teaching background…

Sarah has taught for over a decade, and connects with students all over the world. 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. Sarah was nationally recognized in competitive choir and participated in every PMEA festival that was available to her. Sarah has also served as the Artistic Director of the StrandTastics, a youth show choir, at the Strand Theater in Pennsylvania.

She also teaches individual masterclasses on theater dance, and coaches voice and theater privately, including college audition material and cuts. Sarah works with all ages and vocal types from beginners to seasoned professionals. Sarah’s clients have been seen on Broadway, National Tours and the Voice.

Sarah has always loved teaching, being the eldest of 4 in her family. When Emily Morris of EKM studios encouraged her to look into the Institute of Vocal Advancement, she was hooked. Sarah now loves connecting with her private students all over the world and loves collaborating with EKM studios! 

Learn more about the Institute for Vocal Advancement here.

Learn more about EKM studios here

Let’s see what people have to say about Sarah….

I absolutely love Sarah! She is an incredible coach! I have only been with her for a few months,

and I have already seen an incredible improvement in my technique as well as my voice. Sarah

will push you past what you think you are capable of doing and help you realize that you can

learn to sing as well as anyone else. She is funny and kind and she makes practicing fun! She will

help you find confidence in your voice and your musical ability, and she will always hype you

up. She is an absolute 15/10. If you are wanting to learn new skills and take your voice to the

next level Sarah is the one to get you there.

Claudia (Michigan, USA)- EKM private student

Sarah is a brilliant teacher and my singing has come on leaps and bounds through her lessons. Her teaching has strengthened my voice and helped me to access new ways of singing, especially mixing and belting. She has built my confidence more than any other singing teacher and others have noticed and commented on how significantly my singing had improved after just a few lessons with her. Sarah helped to prepare me for a vocal audition and I landed my first professional role thanks to her incredible teaching. I always come away from my lessons with Sarah feeling motivated and excited for the next one. It’s like catching up with an old friend, but one who helps you sing really good!!!

Tessa (United Kingdom)- EKM private student

Sarah is awesome! I started working with her as a novice singer and have already seen so much improvement in my pitch accuracy and vocal range after just a few lessons. Sarah is so much fun to work with and does such a great job of making each lesson an experience that is both educational and enjoyable at the same time. Sarah has helped me become more competent and confident in my singing abilities and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to do the same. 

Zach (Los Angeles, USA)- EKM private student

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

Sarah has been a positive influence and role model for our teenage daughter in musical theatre as well as life in general. She is reliable and communicates efficiently and effectively.  Sarah has a wonderful personality and she is a lot of fun. We often hear giggling and energetic voices during the weekly lesson.  Sarah has provided a wealth of information and opportunities for our daughter. She is very knowledgeable and she is open to collaboration with her students.  As parents who are not experienced in artistic endeavors, Sarah’s willingness to guide us through it has been valuable.  Our daughter has grown both artistically and personally since she began her lessons with Sarah.

Parent of Private Student (Pennsylvania, USA)

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!