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Sarah Vermazen

Piano / Voice

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Sarah is a classical musician with a passion for music education and collaborative performance. Her passion for music is rooted in the beauty and emotion found in opera and classical piano, but she has since broadened her passion with musical theatre, sacred, soundtrack, and rock musical styles. A Davis, California native, she received her Bachelors in Music Performance from Erskine College and currently works as a professional musician. Sarah has accompanied and sung for the Erskine College Choraleers – a skilled choir that has toured across the US and Europe. She has also performed as a soloist in concerts in California and South Carolina, a jazz band pianist, a church organist, and a soprano in voice competitions and recitals.

Sarah studied the piano with renowned organist Joan L. Chambers, Canadian concert pianist Bradley Parker, and Anderson University professor James Clark. She also studied voice with Rebecca Plack – a faculty member at San Francisco Conservatoire, and Czechoslovakian mezzo-soprano Lucie Svatonova. Lastly, she studied the organ with Robert Glick and plays it in a church music setting.

As a teacher, Sarah believes that every student should leave her lessons excited to make more music. She teaches from a holistic learning method that incorporates technique, rhythm, theory, ear training, improvisation, and sight-reading skills from the beginning. When Sarah is not doing music-related things, she enjoys history, reading, biking, board games with friends, YouTube videos, and making sure that her cats Hobbes and Sweet Pea are equally loved.