Sally brings her expertise to DC through her voice studio, located in Reston, Virginia. She has a keen understanding of acting through song, and has been trained in the Swedish-Italian method (under Dallas Watts, Sydney) and Estill Model (under Tim Richards, Cardiff). She continues her vocal studies with Tim Richards, Jane Margulies Kalbfeld, and Rachel Lynes.
Her acting and singing exercises develop a muscle awareness that helps to overcome self-consciousness, working towards a smooth performance grounded in technique. She uses both mental and physical instruction to allow students to portray the characters, regardless of whether they've undergone that type of experience or not. Spending time on vocal technique first, she teaches confidence and consistency vocally while being able to communicate feelings and movements.
Voice Students have been cast in Shakespeare Theatre Company's Richard III, Gala Hispanic Theatre's La Paloma - At the Wall, Olney Theatre Center's Annie, Nextstop Theatre's Matilda the Musical, and Creative Cauldron's Madeline's Christmas.
Current students have been accepted to GMU's BFA in Musical Theatre, Signature Theatre's Studio One Program and Virginia State Choir.
"I feel like I've grown a lot vocally in the last year [of instruction], and I'm really appreciative of all you've done to help me navigate my voice and teach me how to sing freely. You're the best!"
-Eva Jaber, current teen student
"Sally was our 11 year old daughter's acting and vocal coach in London, working towards an audition for Andrew Lloyd Weber's School of Rock and also for a music scholarship at the esteemed Emanuel School in London. My daughter excelled under Sally's guided expertise and skills. Sally taught her to bring out her confidence and talent. She was such a positive and inspiring influence; our daughter grew in all areas but most importantly loved her time spent with Sally."
-Lorraine Dobb, mom
"Sal is a committed, patient and knowledgeable
singer to learn from. Combine that with her open attitude to all kinds of styles, from pop, classical, to theatre, and it's very hard for me not to recommend her!"
-Cameron Chu, adult student