Singer & Vocal Coach
Born in Paris, I'm of American, Irish and French origins, Sarah McBrady's love for music started before she could walk. She was raised in a bilingual household with no shortage of music. Her father, John, was a singer-songwriter and her mother, Marlene, played the violin. From Elton John to Elvis Presley, from the Beatles to David Bowie, from Barbara Streisand to the Supremes, there was always music playing in the house.
Building Her Confidence
When Sarah was little nothing kept her from belting out songs at any opportunity. She sang in front of the TV, she sang to entertain guests, she even sang in the middle of the night when she couldn't sleep (which used to drive her parents crazy). Sarah was particularly captivated by Celine Dion's amazing voice and her desire to sing grew steadily.
She had her first experience on stage at age 7 when she was cast to play Cosette in a local production of "Les Misérables" and completely fell in love with performing. Singing became her biggest love and passion.
She moved to the USA at age 14 and for a while, she was a shy and insecure teenager trying to fit in, but her love for singing helped her come out of her shell and build her confidence.
She joined the Choirs of her local church in Pueblo West, Colorado, and of her High School. After receiving praise for her vocal ability and enthusiastic encouragement from her mother and her High School Choir Director & Music Teacher, she made the decision to study voice seriously.
A Passion For Singing
After earning a degree in Performing Arts in Los Angeles, She felt ready to embark on a new adventure and moved to London. She continued her vocal training in the UK and started performing on a regular basis at weddings and other public & private events in London and South East Counties for over 10 years. During that time, she also had the opportunity to play on several London stages, a myriad of characters such as Sofia Yegorovna in Platonov (Anton Chekhov), Terry Randall in Stage Door (George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber), Minerva Pinney in Legend of Sarah (James Gow & Arnaud D'Usseau) and many other roles.
A Breakthrough in Vocal Coaching
Over the years, Sarah worked with Vocal Coaches on both sides of the Atlantic and in 2012, she discovered the Voice Building Technique. This amazing technique was developed by American Vocal Coach Gary Catona who went on to work with some of the most respected people in the Industry such as Whitney Houston, Liza Minelli,Andrea Bocelli and more recently with Renée Zellweger to help her prepare for the role of Judy Garland for which she won an Academy Award in 2020.
The Voice Building Technique is not only a breakthrough in the development of both the singing and the speaking voice, it also a real breakthrough in vocal rehabilitation and can help people overcome vocal disorders like hoarseness, nasality, and vocal cord paralysis, spasmodic dysphonia and in some cases even avoid invasive surgery.
With Sarah’s wide vocal range, smooth tones charm and charisma, she is able to perform in any setting and to create the perfect atmosphere for your event. Whether you are going for a mellow vibe or an energetic party vibe, Sarah has you covered!
Get in touch with Sarah today!