Lessons & Coaching


Sally Sanford teaches in Concord, Massachusetts. Her students generally range in age from early 20's to mid-60's and include young and established professionals as well as serious amateur and choral singers. She teaches a wide variety of repertoire from the 12th to 21st centuries and spanning all genres, including musical theater, opera, song literature, oratorio, and chamber music.

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Miss Sanford has been teaching voice for almost 30 years and has evolved a unique approach to teaching singing, one that combines a strong emphasis on the mind/body/spirit connection, enhancing concentration and “centeredness” and reducing performance anxiety, with a solid foundation in breath support and resonance. She teaches a classic bel canto technique in an unorthodox way. She also teaches a variety of practice techniques for efficient learning in short blocks of time. The basic technique can usually be learned in 6-12 months. Great artistry, however, is developed over a lifetime.

As one of the leading specialists in the reconstruction of historical vocal techniques with particular emphasis on the 17th & 18th centuries, Miss Sanford also teaches historical techniques and ornamentation and coaches medieval, Renaissance, baroque, classic and early Romantic period styles.

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