A Passionate Musician, Performer, and Teacher
Based in San Francisco, California, Sarah Nadreau is a professional musician and performer. As a firm believer in the healing power of theater, she has dedicated her life’s works to strengthen human connection and promote empathy through musical storytelling. She is also a committed music teacher and mentor.
Sarah graduated from Whitworth University with a BA in vocal performance under the private instruction of Dr. Scott Miller in 2015. She went on to receive her Masters in operatic performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a student of renowned teacher and mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer. Sarah graduated with her MM in 2018.
Sarah has received several accolades and honors, including 1st place winner of the Whitworth University Concerto competition in 2014, and 3rd place winner of the NATS Northwestern Competition in 2013. Sarah has performed in numerous places throughout the US, as well as eastern Canada and northern Italy. Some of her favorite character performances include Drowsy in the Drowsy Chaperone, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, and Maria in The Sound of Music.
When she is not busy working she enjoys writing letters to her nieces and nephews, gardening, and exploring the beaches of San Francisco.
Sarah is currently accepting hiring inquiries for both public and private events. For further information, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Sarah has been teaching students for several years and considers it one of the most important contributions she has made to her community. Having been given thorough support and encouragement throughout her own musical journey, Sarah believes it is important to not only teach her students but also to mentor them. As part of a holistic training, Sarah encourages each of her students to foster their self-confidence through a Growth Mindset practice.
While Sarah's technique is primarily based on classical, operatic performance, she has a soft place in her heart for jazz and musical theater. As she creates lesson plans tailored to each student's individual needs, goals, interests, and skill level, she consistently reminds her students that having a classical understanding of music and technique will serve them well in any genre of musical performance.
She is currently accepting music students of any age, and teaches voice students age 8 and up. Lessons can be anywhere from 30-60 minutes, weekly or biweekly, and rates are determined on a sliding scale. Sarah currently offers video conferencing lessons as well at a lower price point due to Covid-19 concerns. For further information, please fill out the email contact form at the bottom of this page with any questions.
Sarah performs regularly at venues and private events throughout the Bay Area. Services include weddings, funerals, anniversaries, private parties, and more! Rates are negotiated separately for each event. Her performance repertoire includes classical, sacred, jazz, musical theater, and contemporary/pop genres.
For a performance resume, references, and/or additional audio recordings, please fill out the contact information at the bottom of this page.