Described by bassist Will Lee (The Late Show with David Letterman) as a "truth teller," Sarah Wise is an alt-americana singer-songwriter with confessional lyrics that are defiant and searing, vulnerable and searching.
Newly residing in Los Angeles, Sarah has performed throughout New York City and the greater Northeast, regularly appearing at Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Pete’s Candy Store and more, and her debut single Hang Tight was featured in The Sleepless.
Since 2019, Sarah has offered private piano and voice instruction in New York City and Los Angeles to over sixty students, sharing over a decade’s worth of professional experience as a touring and session musician.
Sarah also draws from her background as a producer, talent contractor, live sound engineer, day manager and venue talent buyer, and has served as the Associate Director of Artist Bookings at Odyssey Associates since 2021.
While she loves working with beginner to intermediate level students of all ages, Sarah’s undergraduate background in childhood development – including assistant teaching at Sarah Lawrence College’s renowned Early Childhood Center – makes her an especially strong fit for young children.
A proud student of Jackie Presti (Celine Dion), Alex Nolan (Cyndi Lauper) and Clifford Carter (James Taylor), Sarah provides a joyful, nuanced approach to learning with an emphasis on consistent, slow and steady practice spanning a multitude of genres, from pop, rock, jazz and blues to classical, Broadway, country and soul.
Through gentle, clear communication, ample encouragement and unwavering curiosity, Sarah’s thoughtfully tailored lessons include piano and vocal warmups, sight reading, ear training, theory, breathing technique, relaxation exercises and performance coaching.
Instagram and Twitter: @sarahwisemusic