Sarah Bonsignore is a South African born American musician and recording artist living in Nashville, TN. She earned her Bachelors Degree in piano and vocal performance in South Africa before moving to New York to pursue her Masters Degree in opera.
Sarah was on the faculty of two prestigious schools in New York, the Hackley School and the Trinity School, for almost twenty years. She taught piano, voice, musical theater, songwriting and AP music theory, advised students, directed chapel music and multiple a capella groups, arranged shows and concerts, and led international trips. Sarah also taught eurhythmics and early childhood classes when her children were toddlers, and trained in the Dalcroze method at the Lucy Moses School and Diller Quaille School of Music in Manhattan.
A highlight of her career was playing for Nelson Mandela's inauguration ball in her hometown of Durban. Sarah was also thrilled to play on South African radio and TV as both a pianist and singer, and she landed the first of many US sync placements for TV in 2019. Sarah has also conducted and performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall.
When her husband was transferred to Music City, Sarah decided to leave her beloved teaching position to write and produce music (and raise her children) full time. The pandemic changed her plans a little, and she began making practice videos for her three boys to keep them on track with their music while they were quarantining. This led to the idea of starting her own music school, SingPlayStudios in Nashville, which she opened (virtually) in August of 2020. She already has sign ups from four continents and hopes to start a global choir in 2022.
Sarah's piano repertoire and method books "20 Beautiful piano Solos" books 1 and 2, "Songs for a Rainy Day" and "Home is Where the Heart is" books 1, 2 and 3 (a chord based approach to learning piano) were published in 2021 and are now available on Amazon and at her website. Her third full album, "Future Memories", was released in August of 2020, and her holiday EP "Wonderland" was released in December, 2020.
Sarah has received many awards for her music both as a classical performer, and as a writer. She was most recently a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her co-writers Becca Schack and Jonathan Ray Case. Sarah is currently teaching piano, singing, ear training and music theory classes for Williamson County, as well as globally in her online studios for SingPlayStudios. Creativity is in our DNA, and it makes the world a better place. Singing, playing an instrument and creating music is healing on so many levels, and Sarah believes it's never too late to give yourself the gift of music.