“Guiding each student to find their individual voice while giving them the support they need to develop and grow not only their sound but also their confidence is something I’m very passionate about!”
Associate Vocal Coach
Shari is a classically trained R&B vocalist and songwriter from Vallejo, California. Although she could sing before she could talk, her formal music training began when she was 10 years old and carried into high school when she was a student at UC Berkeley’s Young Musician’s Program. After graduating from YMP, Shari went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree (Vocal Performance Concentration) from the California State University, Stanislaus and subsequently appeared as The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” with Townsend Opera Players.
Additional performance highlights include opening up for local Bay Area legend’s Tony! Toni! Toné!, Pitbull & Nina Sky, performing with up and coming R&B sensation Gabi Wilson (H.E.R), and sharing the stage with American Idol finalist Donnie Williams. Shari performs throughout the bay area as a solo act and as part of an old school R&B cover band by the name of Cisum. In addition to providing private instruction for students at Songbird, Shari enjoys sharing her love for music with students in several elementary schools in the San Mateo and Redwood City Unified School Districts through a program called Music for Minors.
Shari has been an amiable and sincere part of the Songbird team since 2017.
Hometown: Vallejo, CA