"Sara Ramsay is hands down my first choice to vocal coach our artists. We have sent numerous artists to her for vocal training. Sara is great at teaching the building blocks that any singer needs for a successful career, both in terms of getting the most out of their voice, but also protecting their voice."
"I’ve known Sara since she was a little girl doing voice overs at GGRP but her talent didn’t stop there. When I have a client that seems to be struggling a bit with their singing I send them to Sara for a little help. She is so amazing with them, and in a short while you see a vast improvement in their control and power. The thing I like best about Sara is she doesn’t try to change how they sing, she works with the singer’s style and helps them discover where their vocal control comes from.
Every client I’ve sent her loves her friendly approach and quick results. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Thank you Sara!"
"Sara Ramsay is hands down my first choice to vocal coach our artists. We have sent numerous artists to her for vocal training. Sara is great at teaching the building blocks that any singer needs for a successful career, both in terms of getting the most out of their voice, but also protecting their voice. I would recommend Sara for vocal coaching without hesitation."
Lead vocals, Guitar, The Wild!
"Sara Ramsay changed everything I knew about being a singer. Some of us in rock’n’roll can develop bad habits. But all of the usual stereotypes aside, it was my improper vocal technique that really set me back & limited my ability as a singer. It was a series of sessions with Sara that brought all of this to light for me. Through working with Sara, I was able to gain control of my voice in a comfortable place. I can’t thank Sara enough for all she did for me in such a short time & I look forward to working with her again."
"I've been taking lessons with Sara for 3 years, and I had no idea how much I would learn from her. I only had a few vocal lessons here and there in my life- so I didn’t know what to expect. Sara has improved not only my voice- but my confidence in my voice. With her help, I sing proudly. She is an amazing person who will make lessons fun and enjoyable! Sara has become such an important part of my life and I couldn’t recommend her enough!"
Singer, Hotel Mira, JPNSGRLS, Matt and Sam’s Brother
Sara is an incredible teacher. Exploring the technical elements of singing with her has been a fun and informative journey. The warm, gentle and yet professional environment she has established for her lessons is a reliable weekly joy in my life. I owe her a lot of my career as a singer. I would recommend her to anyone, ESPECIALLY, if you are self-conscious or sensitive about your voice.
Pianist, vocalist, composer
"As an established professional vocalist and pianist, I have had the pleasure of gaining insight - mid career from my incredible guide, Sara Ramsay. My work with her has been so well rounded, covering many aspects of being a musician. Technique is an obvious one but Sara also addresses the mentality aspect of the study. A problem solver, Sara is smart and can see things from all sides. I feel very lucky to have Sara Ramsay on my team. I feel like Sara provides a fifth dimension when she works with people. In addition, she is thorough, prompt and professional and doesn’t waste any time. I highly recommend Sara Ramsay as a coach/mentor/voice instructor/positive force for anyone at any level of their studies."
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
I was referred to Sara by my producer I was working with and immediately within moments of our first session I was at ease. She has a great way of making you relax and feel comfortable, which really helped me get the most out of my lessons. I not only learned the technical reasons behind what I was improving but the proper techniques to quickly put them into practice. It has been my absolute pleasure working with Sara so far and I look forward to many more sessions.
Dancer, Actor, Singer
"Sara is the most supportive and kind person. The special thing about her, is that she really understands her students, not only as singers, but as people. She often references my interests to help me understand fundamentals better. Her compassion and acceptance make our sessions a lot more than just singing a song. Throughout my six months of classes, I have learned how to make pitch transitions fluid, the importance of breathing, how to control and place sound, and how to just have fun and just let go. One of my favourite things about Sara, is she always willing to listen. She is so open minded and warm hearted. Over the past six months I have really grown and improved. She has helped me let go, and understand things about myself I hadn’t yet figured out. I highly recommend Sara, the passion she has for her craft is so inspiring. I feel very grateful to be able to learn from such a talented teacher."
Guitarist/Vocalist for Agony of the Leaves
JUNO nominated MusiCounts Teacher of the Year
"These lessons are firmly based on the fundamentals of good tone production, breathing techniques, and accurate pitch. Sara's experience and logical pedagogy set me on a trajectory of practice that lasted for the entire duration of the ongoing pandemic.
Sara's extensive knowledge in the field and willingness to share her own vocal insights (and those of her well known musician parents) changed my entire approach to the craft.
I now work much harder during my practice routines and I hear differently. I dig deeper when writing vocal lines and I now realize that climbing the mountain of artistic singing is a much higher but more rewarding endeavor than I ever imagined.
Her step-by-step method and ability to precisely assess what is and/or is not working for a singer, quickly led me towards achieving the vocal goals that I pursued for many years but did not previously attain.
I fully endorse and recommend Sara for vocal lessons, seminars, vocal coaching, and in-studio vocal guidance. Her lessons have proven to be the best money I ever spent on my music career and in honing my teaching focus when guiding my own K-12 Music & Band students."
"Sara is the best teacher I can honestly say I have EVER had."
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"You have seriously changed my life. Singing is finally fun again because I know how to hit notes and not hurt myself."
"I had the privilege of attending approximately 18 months of bi-weekly vocal coaching with Sara. Her knowledge and ways of uniquely communicating to how I learn made it seem personally catered to me!!! Sara helped me with more than just the do's and dont's of singing properly. She coached me on specific songs I was struggling with in preparation for recording and helped with how to deliver a good sound while leading worship. I noticed a huge difference in my vocal strength and quality through her coaching, as did others!!! I look forward to returning back to more vocal coaching in the future!!!"
"As a vocal producer, Sara has been my number one vocal coach for clients for years. Her work consistently delivers solid and noticeable results in form and technique, whether that be through generalized lessons or in coaching on specific songs. She is incredibly easy to work with, and has an innate knack for connecting with singers on the personal level needed to promote real growth as a vocalist. Sara Ramsay equals results."
Bowen Island, BC
"Sara Ramsay is an incredible vocal teacher who saved my voice from impending permanent damage. Within a very short period of time, my voice had improved drastically under her instruction. Sara is a wonderful person, a wonderful teacher and singer, and an amazing person to work with. I would highly, highly recommend her to anyone looking for vocal instruction. You will be amazed by the improvements working with her will bring."
"You have seriously changed my life. Singing is finally fun again because I know how to hit notes and not hurt myself. I’m not there yet, but I can feel my voice strengthening. Thank you so much Sara."
Newcastle, Australia / London, England
"I have been a student for the past 4 years. I have had lessons in vocal training in the past, but Sara Ramsay knows her stuff and instantly puts you at ease. She has given me different techniques to open up my voice and make my lower register stronger. She has made singing fun for me again. I can’t think of any other teacher that will let you sing in your pyjamas at 6:50am in the morning!"
White Rock, BC
"Sara is incredible. She has helped me tremendously in so many ways with my voice. She’s helped me feel more confident!"
"I have been lucky enough to have been taking voice lessons from Sara Ramsay for almost four years now. The very first thing she taught me is that no matter what, I should never feel like I’m being judged. She is supportive, offers constructive criticism and explains things with visuals that make it easy to grasp what she is suggesting. She clearly has a passion for music and singing, and is more than willing to share her experiences with her students. Her lessons are light-hearted and I always look forward to them."
"Singing lessons with Sara Ramsay have really helped my confidence level in singing, and helped me grow as a singer. She was able to catch certain bad habits I had, and we worked together to overcome them. I will continue to work with her to continue to better my vocal talent."
Bowen Island, BC
"My daughter has been taking online singing lessons with Sara for more than a year and it has been a fabulous experience. Sara is a great technical teacher as well as an inspiring and supportive coach."
"I have been singing for my entire life, but not until recently have I been singing properly and beginning to like my voice. This is because of Sara Ramsay‘s amazing technique and expertise. Never have I had a teacher with such patience, understanding, talent, and true love of music and musical education. Even though we have only been having lessons for a few months, I have noticed huge improvements in myself, and I have her to thank. To anyone who is hesitant to begin lessons with Sara, don’t be! It was one of the best decisions I have made and I am sure it will be for you too! Thank you for everything, Sara!"
"When your child has a talent, as a parent you want to nurture it. Unless it is a talent you share or excel at, you must then put your child in the hands of an expert. What my daughter has learned in her short time with Sara is amazing. She is excited to practice and is now always looking to broaden her knowledge of music and song. When I sent my daughter to Sara for lessons I knew she would get a stellar education but what I did not foresee was the changes in my daughter. She is now more confident not just about her singing but in herself. I cannot thank Sara enough for how she continues to help my daughter."
Cold Lake, AB
"Sara is an amazing music and voice teacher. She always makes me feel comfortable and takes the time to explain techniques in an easy to understand manner. We always have lots of fun during our sessions and since moving away from Vancouver this past summer, I have been able to Skype with her for my lessons. I’m so glad I am able to keep up my lessons with her through Skype because I would hate to lose such a great teacher."
"I’ve been with Sara for three years now. I’ve had a handful of voice teachers in my life, but none of them were as effective as Sara Ramsay. She’s the first teacher I’ve had who has explained things thoroughly. Her ability to help me manipulate my voice even when she’s not in the same room with me is incredible. She’s careful, creative, hilarious and extremely talented, and my voice would not sound as improved as it does today without her! Sara is the best teacher I can honestly say I have EVER had!"
"Never have I had a teacher with such patience, understanding,
talent, and true love of music and musical education."
Students work with me for a lot of different reasons.
Some are professional singers,
some want to brush up on their performance skills,
and some want to work on their whole person.
I'm here for all of it.