Sea Island Music Studio

Providing voice lessons, vocal coachings, and piano lessons in the Johns Island area and via Skype/FaceTime. Sarah Snydacker, the owner of Sea Island Music Studio, is an accomplished musician and scholar.

She operated her studio in Iowa City for 15 years before recently moving to Johns Island. Having earned undergraduate degrees in vocal performance and music education, a MFA in vocal performance, and a PhD in vocal literature and performance, she brings a level of expertise to her lessons that is unmatched in the Charleston area. Offering both piano and voice lessons, Sarah is known for accessible

Operating as usual

[06/28/21]   Online lessons are a wonderful thing! This week alone studio members will have lessons in places across the Lowcountry, in several cities in Iowa, Maine, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Michigan, Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, and Germany. Students have lessons at home, at their grandparents’ houses, at friends’ and relatives’ houses, and while on vacation. Thanks for taking me along wherever you travel!

06/13/2021

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the studio recital this afternoon! You should all be very proud of your performances! Here is a photo of some of the performers today.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the studio recital this afternoon! You should all be very proud of your performances! Here is a photo of some of the performers today.

[06/05/21]   The Spring Studio Recital is one week from tomorrow! If you’re not performing but would like to be part of the audience, ask me for the Zoom link in your lesson this week or send me a message.

Details:
Studio Recital via Zoom
Sunday June 13
2pm EST / 1pm CST

[05/10/21]   Have you always wanted to take voice or piano lessons? Now is a great time to begin! I still have a few spaces available this summer, and all lessons are currently online. This means you can take lessons from *anywhere* in the world! Message me for more info & let the fun begin! All ages welcome. (If you are a current student, encourage your friends to find out what they’ve been missing!)

How Opera Singing Is Helping Long-Haul Covid-19 Patients Recover 05/06/2021

How Opera Singing Is Helping Long-Haul Covid-19 Patients Recover

“90 percent of students in the pilot program reported positive improvement in their breathlessness, while 91 percent felt that their levels of anxiety had dropped. When asked if they would continue practicing the techniques after the program ended, 100 percent agreed.”

How Opera Singing Is Helping Long-Haul Covid-19 Patients Recover Developed in the United Kingdom, ENO Breathe is a virtual program that rehabilitates patients through the art of song

The world's most accessible stress reliever 04/10/2021

The world's most accessible stress reliever

Great reasons to take voice lessons & practice:

“What we are doing when we practise and engage in singing is developing this specialised network, which gives us that physiological reward hit, the chills, the dopamine release, the sense of feeling good,” says Wilson. The more we sing, the more we develop this network in our brains, and the better it feels.

The world's most accessible stress reliever Whether you have the voice of a songbird or sound like some ball-bearings in a blender, singing can have some remarkably positive effects.

Your plants want you to sing to them. Science says so 03/16/2021

Your plants want you to sing to them. Science says so

Without many performance opportunities right now, why not sing and play to your plants?

Your plants want you to sing to them. Science says so Studies show singing or playing music for your plants could help them grow.

Photos from Sea Island Music Studio's post 02/13/2021

Happy Valentine’s weekend! ❤️

12/08/2020

Classic FM

Here’s a fun way to listen to Tchaikovsky!

Marbles, magnets, music.

via DoodleChaos

12/06/2020

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first ever Zoom studio recital! You should all be very proud of your performances!

[12/04/20]   The studio recital is this Sunday, December 6! 1pm central / 2pm eastern time. Get ready to show off what you have been practicing!

classicfm.com 11/18/2020

Study says music takes 13 minutes to ‘release sadness’ and 9 to make you happy

Music is medicine! Listening to music for a short time can release sadness, reduce stress, help you to focus, and make you feel happier. I wonder how quickly we can feel these effects from making music?

classicfm.com The fascinating new research proves that music heals and suggests that in future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax and overcome sadness.

10/07/2020

Think of all the things you’re learning how to do as you practice! Keep up the good work!

gmajormusictheory.org 07/18/2020

Free Christmas Music!

For students participating in “Christmas in July,” here’s a link to free Christmas music. Choose your level and your favorite pieces!

gmajormusictheory.org Download free sheet music for elementary piano.

07/16/2020

Note Identification

Here’s a challenging bass clef note identification exercise. Once you know all the pitches, time yourself. See how fast you can say the letter name & find the correct key (in the correct octave!) on the piano.

musictheory.net

07/10/2020

Note Identification

Here’s an exercise to help with reading a limited range of bass clef notes. Once you identify the letter name, then try to find the key on the piano. Watch for a more challenging exercise with bass clef notes soon!

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06/27/2020

Note Identification

Here’s a follow-up to the note identification exercise from last week. These are still all treble clef notes, but definitely more challenging than the previous exercise. Once you can easily name all the notes, then see how quickly you can name them - time yourself!

musictheory.net

06/20/2020

Note Identification

Here’s an exercise to help you learn a limited range of treble clef notes. Watch for a more challenging exercise in a few days!

musictheory.net

06/19/2020

A little Covid-19 humor (although my piano students know how much this would bother me!)

06/09/2020

Despacito on a giant piano

Who thinks I need a keyboard like this in the studio?

[06/05/20]   Have you always wanted to take voice or piano lessons? Now is a great time to begin! I still have spaces available this summer, and all lessons are currently online. This means you can take lessons from *anywhere* in the world! Message me & let the fun begin! All ages welcome. (If you are a current student, encourage your friends to find out what they’ve been missing!)

05/21/2020

Cabaret Time Machine-Wando Show Choir and Bella Voce

Here’s a link to a virtual choir concert of Wando High singers in Mount Pleasant. Be on the lookout for Abby, a member of Sea Island Music Studio. Way to go, Abby!

Wando Show Choir and Bella Voce Present: Cabaret Time Machine! Even though we were unable to create, rehearse, and produce our normal Cabaret show due to the...

sciencemag.org 04/06/2020

Scientists have turned the structure of the coronavirus into music

By translating the structure of the virus into music, scientists might be better able to find places where antibodies or drugs can bind. Amazing!

sciencemag.org “Sonification” could help researchers identify binding sites for new drugs

[04/01/20]   Hey students! If you’ve been practicing a piece, feel free to record yourself singing and/or playing the piece, and post it in the comments here. Please say the name of the piece and what city you live in. Let’s enjoy everyone’s hard work, and please post only supportive comments. Keep making beautiful music!

google.com 03/28/2020

Bird Song Opera

Here’s a unique opera aria!

google.com Song by Dee'Pulse

playbill.com 03/19/2020

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home | Playbill

Check out all these musicals you can watch online!

playbill.com From Newsies to Sweeney Todd, we’re running down some of the best filmed Broadway shows—and where to find them.

classicalmpr.org 03/18/2020

Free classical concerts you can listen to and watch online

Check out these links to hear many first-rate performances online.

classicalmpr.org With many arts organizations and concert halls closing their doors due to concerns from the coronavirus, there has been a surge in performances offered for free online. Here is our updated list of great performances that you can enjoy from home.

[03/16/20]   You know a great way to spend some of your new free time? Online voice & piano lessons. I have taught online lessons to all ages for over 8 years, and I have space for additional students. Music makes everything better. Stay well, everyone.

operawire.com 03/14/2020

Metropolitan Opera to Offer Up 'Nightly Met Opera Streams' - Opera Wire

This is a wonderful opportunity!

operawire.com In an effort to continue providing opera to its audience members, the Met Opera will host “Nightly Met Opera Streams” on its official website. These free streams will present encores of its famed Live in HD series. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night and will then be available fo...

independent.co.uk 03/13/2020

Deserted Italian street rings out with song as people lean from windows to sing together during lockdown

Singing to shine in the darkness ❤️

independent.co.uk ‘We shine our best in the darkness. Thank you Siena’

03/11/2020

We are advised to wash our hands for 20 seconds. Singing “Happy Birthday” twice is about 20 seconds. Or, here are excerpts from show tunes of about equal length. Sing on!

[03/06/20]   Did you know that singing boosts your immune system?! Yet another reason to take voice lessons!

There are a few lesson times still available this spring! Sign up for voice or piano lessons now, and you’ll get first pick of summer lesson times. All ages welcome. Local lessons are offered on Johns Island, SC and video lessons worldwide.

Send a message for more information.

02/23/2020

A fun way to work on rhythmic accuracy!

02/14/2020

Happy Valentines Day!

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Think of all you can accomplish by practicing!

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I hope everyone enjoys their practice time as much as my ladies do!

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