Sarah Folsom is a professional vocalist and voice teacher in the Cincinnati area. A graduate of the UC College-Conservatory of Music, Sarah has been teaching voice since 2009 and is experienced in working with students of varying ages and singing styles including classical, jazz, muscial theatre, and popular music. Her teaching is focused on the diverse goals of her students, whether they seek to establish fundamental skills, increase ease and enjoyment of singing, or enhance and manintain their professional singing voice. Additionally, Sarah's students benefit greatly from her knowledge of vocal health and wellness for singers. Sarah also brings her extensive experience as a performer in opera, classical music, musical theatre, and choral music into her work as a teacher.
Sarah continuously helps me to find my best natural sound. She is able to pull tones out of me that I did not even know were possible, and a quality of sound that I have never before been able to achieve. I leave each and every lesson feeling grateful for Sarah's commitment and belief in me, for her precision and expertise, for the vocal tools she gives me to continuously grow as a singer, and for her constant thoughtfulness in how best to guide me every second of our lessons. Under her instruction, I feel completely assured that my voice is the best it has ever been and that there is no limit to what we can achieve together.
I'm a tenor who sings professionally in several groups around Cincinnati, and I cannot recommend Sarah highly enough as a voice teacher. It's very hard to find a good voice teacher, and especially one who is equally comfortable teaching classical and popular styles like Sarah (I've worked with her on opera, music theater, and pop). Moreover, Sarah is passionate about vocal health; using your voice in a healthy manner is her utmost concern. I came to her having some vocal issues and she immediately gave me helpful exercises to do at home that helped greatly at a time when I had a lot of singing to do. She has even presented on vocal health at conferences. Plus she loves teaching! I have recommended her in person several times as well. I truly think she is an outstanding teacher and anyone of any level could benefit from her teaching!
At our first meeting, my primary goal is to make my new students feel comfortable and welcomed while understanding their objectives in pursuing vocal study. Once we've discussed their experience and goals, we work through some vocal exercises together. These grow increasingly tailored to each student as I listen and respond to their singing. We may also begin working on a piece of music that is relevent to their goals. Once I have had a chance to assess them vocally, we discuss a trajectory for reaching their goals in light of their current level.
-Master of Music in Voice, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
-Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, Florida State University
-Active Member, National Association of Teachers of Singing
-Active Member, Pan-American Vocology Association
30 Minute Lesson- $30
45 Minute Lesson- $45
60 Minute Lesson- $60
I started teaching lessons while I was in school and soon discovered that I love helping other people learn to sing as much as I loved singing myself!
All Types-- children, teens, and adults at varying levels. My specialty is working with professional singers and with singers who are recovering from a compromise in vocal health.
My favorite part of being a voice teacher is helping my students find their best and most authentic voice. I love seeing the look on my students' faces when they make a beautiful sound they didn't know they were capable of or find an easier, healthier way of doing something with their voice. From helping beginners explore their vocal potential to working intensively with advanced singers, I love the opportunity teaching gives me to help all kinds of people use their voices confidently and joyfully.
Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions. It's important to find a teacher that is a good fit for you!
Think about what, specifically, you would like to accomplish with your voice and why.
What do you feel you sing best?
What do you feel is your biggest vocal weakness?
What drives you to improve your voice? Your career goals? The fun or enjoyment of it? A specific goal?