Sarah Jay Hawley also works with clients with special needs (autism, Looked After Children, rehab & mental health needs)
For all your vocal needs. Singing for Health is a passion. It is therapeutic, healing & uplifting.
Sarah Jay has a fundamental belief that “if you can talk then you can sing”, her approach is founded in “speech level singing” techniques and many years of being a professional vocal coach, music lecturer, session singer and song writer.
Sarah Jay’s one to one lessons are tailored for you, and she will help you achieve your vocal goals and dreams in a safe and welcoming way, and is accomplished in all vocal styles.
Whether you are an absolute beginner, or working as a professional, and all ages, Sarah Jay will give you the tools you need to “sing with ease”.
Being a qualified yoga instructor adds another dimension to Sarah Jay’s teaching style, as proper breathing is not only the foundation for the voice but also for overall wellbeing. It’s guaranteed you will leave a session with Sarah Jay feeling confident, uplifted, as you learn to “breathe better, feel better and sing better”.
Sarah Jay has been coaching in vocals, songwriting and performance skills at the notable BIMM Institute [British and Irish Modern Music Institute] for over ten years.
As well as being a senior tutor at BIMM, Sarah Jay has conducted coaching sessions for:
– Blast BBC for Children in Need
– Zap Projects for Sheffield Secondary Schools
– Musical Works for the Youth Justice Service & Youth in Action
– Singing for Health: a 10-week programme for Phoenix House residential rehab
“Singing is a holistic experience and requires a deep connection and awareness of breath, body and emotion as you are the instrument. Singing has brought me confidence, connection and healing and I can help do the same for you”
– Sarah Jay Hawley
Sarah Jay’s insights and skills are invaluable to those wishing to pursue a career in music, and to those wanting to sing purely for pleasure and to build confidence.
Sarah Jay loves sharing her vast experience, teaching and mentoring absolute beginners, professionals and those with special needs.
Testimonials from Sarah Jay's Singing For Health clients
My son, D, has been having weekly music sessions with Sarah Jay for 3 years. As an adult who has autism the greatest endorsement D can give is that, each week, he is always very happy and motivated to go to his session. Sarah Jay knows how to use music to reach D – how to stimulate him so that he is engaged and learning all the time and how to calm him so that he can process what he is experiencing – all in just the right measure.
of autistic client
Sarah Jay often uses the medium of voice which M enjoys greatly. In addition it has a therapeutic effect – addressing some of his difficulties around communication (eg intonation/expression/meaning).
Sarah Jay always incorporates M’s interests into the sessions which promotes both confidence and enjoyment.
Sarah Jay is always sensitive to C’s changing moods and fluctuating abilities and seamlessly adapts the sessions to cater for these so that C always has a positive, stimulating and joyous experience! C is able to share his impressive knowledge of records and recording artists with her and to feel satisfaction that he too can make a contribution to the session.
of autistic client