SARAH LATTO

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Sarah has been involved in education and community work since graduating in 2010, and she is passionate about the transformative effects that communal music-making can bring.

 

While working at Brighton College Sarah founded the Prep School Choir for 11-13 year olds, and the Girl's Consort for 15-18 year olds, alongside her external work with the Brighton Early Music Festival Community Choir. Both choirs thrived at the College.

 

Sarah regularly leads and helps to deliver KS2 and KS3 singing workshops in schools across London, through her work with Armonico Consort, Wigmore Hall Education, Young Music Makers and The Big Sing. She is a staff member with Eton Choral Courses, where she works as a consort leader and accompanist, and she runs the community singing programme at Brunel University.

 

Sarah is a fully trained leader with Singing for the Brain, a music scheme run by the Alzheimer's Society, which allows dementia sufferers and their carers to participate in weekly singing sessions. The hour long sessions feature gently physical  and vocal warm ups, simple echo songs, rounds and partner songs as well as songsheets of familiar songs from the 1930s-60s.

 

Sarah has extensive experience as a community choir leader and has worked with a diverse range of adult and children's choirs across London and the South East, including Barnes Community Choir, The Mixed Up Chorus, Twyford Singers, Shiplake Community Chorus, All Sing! Harrow Road Community Choir and the choirs of Brunel University.

 

Alongside conducting work, Sarah runs a small private studio of vocal students from 8-18 years of age. She is fascinated by vocal pedagogy and follows the work of David Miller, Jo Estil, David Hill and Gillian Keyes among others.  She is particularly focused on easing throat constriction and developing abdominal flexibility in students, alongside helping with tongue and jaw tension, freedom of breath flow, and soft pallet awareness.