Sarah Mahony

Vocal Lecturer

Having trained at the Birmingham School of Acting, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Acting/Musical Theatre, Sarah went on to gain a distinction in her Master’s Degree in Voice Pedagogy, at The Voice Study Centre, covering all aspects of teaching singing, and specialising in coaching singers to manage performance anxiety. She also holds a certificate in Vocal Health First Aid.

Having worked as an actor, vocalist, saxophonist, and pianist, Sarah spent a number of years as an actor-musician at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch, where roles included Truvy in Steel Magnolias; Gertie in Roll Over Beethoven; Julie in Hot Stuff; Gabriella in Boeing Boeing!; Maria in Lend Me a Tenor; Anne Bonnie in Treasure Island; Rosalind in As You Like It; Mary Smith in Run for Your Wife; Sonia in They’re Playing Our Song (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch).

Other theatre includes: Mrs Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Blackpool Opera House); Vi Petty in Buddy (UK Tour); Winnie in Blaze-The Musical (Bridewell Theatre, London); Maggie Tulliver in The Mill on the Floss Musical Workshop (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham); Leonardo/Maid in The Merchant of Venice (Salisbury Playhouse); When We Were Thirty (Forest Forge); Woman in Marry Me a Little (Blackledge Theatre, Salisbury). She has appeared in various Pantomimes across the UK including Beauty and the Beast (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich) Aladdin (City Varieties, Leeds); Jack and the Beanstalk (Forest Forge) as well as having been a performer and director for Kinetic Theatre Company.

She has also been a resident performer on Cunard's 'Queen Elizabeth', playing Sue in A Slice of Saturday Night; Maria in Twelfth Night, alongside singing in various concerts and review shows on board.

Sarah has spent many years working with children as a singing tutor and musical director at numerous stage schools, and now with young children of her own, works more regularly in performing arts schools and colleges, teaching music theory, vocal technique, ensemble and solo singing. She also runs a private voice studio where she works with amateur and professional singers and teaches LAMDA Musical Theatre, Acting, and Speaking in Public.

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