Vocal Coach
HOV Vocal Coach: Sarah

A graduate of the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in Music Theatre, Sarah has taught and performed professionally in music theatre, pop, rock and indie styles as well as acting and dance. As a youngster, she toured internationally with Young Adelaide Voices, featured as lead vocalist alongside Kate Ceberano in Lady Marmalade (dir. Michael Degenhart) and performed various lead roles for State Opera SA’s Broadway Jr Series. She has performed as Alexi Darling in Rent (dir. Adam Mitchell), Ensemble/Dance captain in Heathers (dir. Andrew Lewis), Phyllis Dale in 42nd Street (dir. Jason Langley, chor. Lisa O’Dea) and Annie in Chicago (dir. Crispin Taylor, chor. Michael Ralph). Sarah has also performed as a vocalist in        K Production’s You Will Be Found-The Songs of Pasek and Paul, enjoys various corporate gigs with FX Entertainment and Ding Productions.

Off the stage, Sarah has worked as a vocal tutor, choreographer and production assistant for several years at Pelican Production’s Music Theatre Camp co-ordinating as many as 150 participants aged 8-18, as well as freelancing in private singing, music theatre and dance teaching across various styles at performing arts schools in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Sarah was a member of the team at Munchkin’s Talent Agency assisting talent in audition preparation, one-on-one singing and acting training, and providing industry mentorship. She is also due to complete her Graduate Diploma in Psychology in 2022 allowing her to bring knowledge around learning, mindset, wellbeing and mental health to her students.

Sarah is known for her bubbly, friendly and fun approach ensuring she imparts skills and tools her students can confidentially practise. She teaches holistically with a focus on breath and body and specialises in performance skills and acting through song. She is passionate about thoroughly understanding each of her students to create a tailored and individual learning environment best suited to them. Sarah puts a strong emphasis on technique during her lessons, which she believes is essential for good singing. Students will learn fundamental breathing techniques, safe belt/mix sounds, jaw/tongue tension relief, body release and much more, leading to increased vocal freedom