“Saki is a wonderful teacher! She is a talented instructor and pays attention to the needs of her students. She is especially good at fine-tuning and refining students’ technical skills. Most of all, however, she is wonderful to be around and is positive throughout all lessons.”
— Maddie A. NYU Student
“Saki is the best! She is so intelligent and patient. I know even when I am not doing my best, she is very encouraging. Wow, and she is so knowledgeable. I am learning so much from her lessons. Her price reflects her quality of work. If you want a top-tier vocal trainer, look no further!”
— Prisca F.
“Saki is an absolutely phenomenal teacher. Throughout our lesson she was endlessly patient, encouraging, and responsive. I never felt judged or self-conscious while working with her, and one lesson has already done so much to build my comfort with my voice. I couldn't ask for more from a voice teacher and I am excited to work with Saki in the future.”
— Evan M.
“Saki brings the highest quality vocal instruction to the student.”
— Joseph K.
“Saki is a wonderful teacher. She is patient, knowledgeable, responsive and gives detailed feedback both during and after the lesson. My daughter really enjoys how positive and kind she is in her guidance, and appreciates Saki’s practical advice for adjustments. We have seen real growth in my daughter’s singing. I also really appreciate how flexible Saki is. She works with you at all times to resolve scheduling conflicts and is proactive about confirming all appointments. We have had an incredibly positive experience with her.”
— Debbie B.
“I have loved working with Saki! My old voice coach used to be more of an opera singer, and it was not until I started working with Saki that I began to understand my voice. I would recommend her amazing services to anyone and everyone!”
— Isa W.
“Working with Saki was a dream! I feel so lucky to have found her. It's like I reached into a haystack and just happened to pull out a thread of pure gold. I'd had no professional training and was dying to get back to that childhood feeling of really being in control of my own voice. From the beginning, Saki broke down the science and physiology of singing for me so that I could intellectually understand what I was doing. Her exercises took me back to basics, and rid me of a lot of bad habits I had no idea I had. She allowed me to record our Zoom sessions so that I could practice with them throughout the week. She's kind, brilliant, very funny, warm, encouraging, and very fairly priced. She gave me exactly the technical foundation I was hoping for, and on top of that she had a really non-intimidating way of coaxing artistry out of you. In terms of working on songs, she let me pick what I wanted to do sing, but when I asked her for suggestions, she came back with several options specifically suited to my voice, with detailed explanations of how each song would help me progress in a specific technical area. She emailed me a summary of what we worked on, as well as educational documents to help me practice more intelligently. Highly, highly recommend.”
— Hadley S.
“Saki is a very sweet vocal coach who has been helping me build resonance in my head voice and improve the quality of my mixed voice. I look forward to continue learning with her. ”
— Carrie C.
“She is extremely knowledgeable about her craft and knows a variety of methods how to help me overcome my personal habits that inhibit my voice. She is also very considerate and encouraging. I've been working with Saki for a few months now and while there will always be much to learn, I'm happy to have grown as much as I have. I didn't have much hope for myself going in, but I'm glad I dared because I found myself a wonderful teacher. The lessons are the highlight of my week.”
— Luke V.
“Saki is a great coach. I've had 3 vocal coaches prior, so I've gotten a taste of different teaching styles. What sets Saki apart is the way that she bridges technique with the sheer value of moving an audience. She is certainly attentive to technique but she also genuinely reacts as if she were an audience member watching you perform and offers such valuable feedback on how to really mean what you sing. She will honestly talk to you about the moments that feel moving and remind you to relate to the words of a song. I also love that she probes to find out what you're feeling physically when you sing and she asks how specific exercises feel. She listens and gives feedback that is tailored to your personal needs. In that way, another great gift of hers is making you feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend her. I'm growing as a singer already and I look forward to learning how to better use my instrument under her guidance.”
— Kiara H.
“I've been working with Saki on my voice for a few months now, and I'm having a great experience! She’s very attentive and observant, always able to pinpoint the little things I need to adjust in order to make better sounds. The biggest problem I’ve always had is vocal strain and throat discomfort (even when speaking!) because of improper technique. Saki knows what I should do differently in order to stop the strain. My throat feels less tense after I apply what she tells me to fix. Even my speaking voice has changed for the better! The best part about working with Saki is that I can tell she genuinely cares about her students' progress and is as excited about their vocal growth as the students themselves. I appreciate how encouraging and patient she is. Saki is someone who I highly recommend for lessons!”
— Betty H.