Meet Sara Walker!
Sara is a classically trained violinist with over 9 years of teaching experience in both voice and violin. In 1997, she soloed with the prestigious Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus as a Soprano, touring 6 countries throughout Europe when she was only 17. She has always been involved in music both vocally, and as a violinist. Sara attended Utah Valley University on a Full Scholarship for Musical Drama where she was involved in their Madrigal, & Show Choirs, as well as their Orchestra, performing all over the state, and throughout California.
“As a youth, I grew up performing and have always loved the thrill of being in the spotlight. During my high school years, there was darling woman who opened her home as a school for vocal performance called “Stages.” I performed in Stages with 3 other girls my age in a group we called The Madri “gals.” And while I was heavily involved in Chamber, Madrigals, and Show Choir throughout High School & College, this semi-private vocal instruction gave me an opportunity to perform and BE the star, as well as build a deeper foundation in music theory and vocal training.
During my high school and college years, I taught private voice and violin lessons, and noticed there was a need for a vocal performance school in North County San Diego. After being hounded by several parents to start something like this in our area, in 2009 I began teaching private voice lessons again -in addition to my full time career as a Marketing Manager for a publishing company; and a year later, I left my professional career behind and “Center Stage Singers” was born! We are a performing arts school focusing on vocal performance: being Center Stage and in the spotlight. The name is also a tribute to my first vocal coach, Jane Tanner who believed that students thrive in a group setting with various “Stages” of learning.
My sincere desire is that Center Stage Singers will build in students a love of music where they can gain the musical skills and knowledge of music and the human voice, build confidence in themselves, and serve as a platform for them to perform.”
Centrally located in the North County area of San Diego, Center Stage Singers is in Oceanside, California; close to the cities of Carlsbad and Vista within walking distance from El Camino High School, Martin Luther King Middle School, and Ivey Ranch Elementary School.
At Center Stage Singers, we focus on performance and stage presence. Children will learn how to sing solo and with a group, how to harmonize, learn choreography set to music, how to hold a mic, how to read music, basic music theory & notation, and gain self confidence on stage!