With over twenty years of experience as a nationally performing Classical Mezzo Soprano and a Teacher of Singing, Sarah Barber is a highly in-demand vocal technician, teaching artist, and guest adjudicator. Having taught at many major institutions across the Front Range, Sarah is currently on the voice faculty of Metropolitan State University of Denver, serves as a Teaching Artist with Central City Opera, and maintains a select private vocal studio in Broomfield, CO.
With a background in both Music Education and Vocal Performance, Sarah offers expert teaching in a positive, welcoming environment. Equally proficient in Classical and CCM pedagogies, she teaches technical and musical foundations and refinement for students of all ages.
I teach singing technique and performance practice for all styles of music, spanning the Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) and Classical genres. My teaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that each and every singer possesses a unique and valuable instrument. My job is to help students find their natural voice, to understand the function of their body as their instrument, and sing with freedom and expression. I always begin work with the underlying goal of producing healthy, efficient singing. Fundamental technique includes correct posture/alignment, breathing, resonance, placement, and diction. Beginning students will be asked to sing from the classical repertoire as well as their chosen repertoire in order to better develop a technically solid vocal instrument. Emphasis is also placed on musicianship, performance skills, and the psychology of performing. Students are strongly encouraged to seek live performance opportunities. Students are accepted through audition or professional recommendation.
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