Sara Jackson is a Fort Mill-based piano and voice teacher who enjoys a wide variety of musical genres. Her performance experience includes classical, opera, jazz, blues, musical theatre, rock, pop, and heavy metal. Sara got her start as a child performing in musicals, choirs, and a rock band.
Sara began taking private classical voice lessons in her late teens, and majored in Music at the University of South Carolina. During her undergraduate studies, she became interested in opera, and performed with Opera at USC, as well as the Concert Choir and Off-Off Broadway. She also worked as a company member with Columbia Children's Theatre for several years, performing musicals for various elementary and middle schools. After graduating in 2013, Sara moved to Southern California, where she performed with Redlands Opera Theatre and Songfest in Los Angeles, and began teaching private lessons and music directing. Sara then moved to Boston and completed a Masters of Music at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. While in Boston, she performed in a regional tour of Boudicca: A Metal Opera, an original work by a Berklee professor which incorporated elements of opera, heavy metal, and folk music. She also performed as the lead singer of the Berklee Metal Ensemble, and as a soloist with the Boston Conservatory Chamber Music Ensemble. During her time at Berklee, Sara became increasingly interested in jazz and blues. She is currently working toward a Masters of Music in Jazz Performance at UofSC.
In recent years, she has sung with Carolina Alive Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Columbia Operatic Laboratory. Sara has been teaching for eight years, and has had students go on to attend both undergraduate and graduate music schools, perform in musicals, and record original music. She enjoys taking a multi-genre approach with her students, and hopes to encourage the love and exploration that she has experienced with music teaching voice with Bold Music.