Sara began singing before she could talk, and has worked professionally since the ripe old age of three. Voicing commercials, as both a voiceover actress and singer for advertisers including McDonalds, AT&T, Staples, A&W, De Dutch Panekoek House, Big Sky Resort, and Richmond Auto Mall among others, Sara grew up as comfortable in the studio as on her living room couch.
Growing up in the family she did, Sara really had no hope of a career that did not involve the arts. (Happily, that’s just fine with her.) Sara was in her teens before she realized that most families did not sit around the piano in the evening, singing in 4-part harmony (a common occurrence in the Ramsay household.) Sara began choral life in the Bach Children’s Chorus, and went on to sing in Elektra, the (adult) Bach Choir, and Sarabande. Sara came through Bachelor of Jazz Studies program at Capilano University, singing in Nitecap with classmate Dr. Graeme Langager.
Sara holds the illustrious distinction of being the first ever second-generation Phoenician. Her mom, Corlynn Hanney, and her dad, Miles Ramsay, both sang in Phoenix for more years than we can count. Sara joined Phoenix part way into the 2014-15 season as a female tenor. Yes, she sings that low. She is happy to be continuing this year with the ladies, singing second alto. (She’s working on her “high” notes.)
Sara enjoys a fulfilling career as a private voice teacher specializing in commercial music and has opened an online music school, The Studio School of the Arts. She also performs regularly with her Top 40 corporate party band, The Ticket. Her most impressive accomplishments to date are her three daughters, who amaze her with their creativity every single day.