"After 19 years without a vocal coach and away from performing, I was looking for a very special teacher who could help me recover my voice. When I found Stephanie, I knew I was in the right place. In a few short months, she has helped restore not only my voice, but my confidence. Through various exercises, both vocal and non-vocal, she has helped me "unlearn" the bad singing habits of many years and tap into my body's natural breathing mechanism and allow it to support my singing the right way. She also brings a great passion for the meaning behind the music, which inspires me to work harder at expressing the emotions behind each piece. My entire singing experience is so much richer now. I am so grateful for Stephanie!"
- Janelle Gilbert (past student from Villa Musica Community Music Center)
"I’ve been working with Stephanie now for 2 years in both group and private lesson settings. Let me just say that she’s great and my experience with her has been both fun and enlightening. She has patience and a clear understanding of the mental gymnastics one can experience while trying to learn to sing. She further is expert in eliciting the physical requirements needed to get even the most challenged student to sing in tune, in proper time and in an open and expressive manner. Her 20 years of teaching experience has allowed her to develop a specific method that she applies expertly to achieve results no matter what issue one may be trying to overcome. If you choose to take lessons with her, you will not be disappointed; you will learn to sing you heart out!"
- Alice DePaul (Voice Class student and past private)
"I joined Stephanie Sabin’s group singing class with zero knowledge on how to sing. It’s two years later now and I’m still with her and loving it. She teaches a lot of technique, but also a lot on individuality in that she really encourages finding your own voice, rather than mimicking someone else. That is something I really appreciate. Whatever your goals are in singing, Stephanie can absolutely help you! I started just curious what singing was and now am taking privates to audition for a choir. I also always go back to her adult group singing class, as Stephanie creates the most supportive, fun, environment to cultivate group singing or solo singing in front of each other. She teaches all levels of students, and learning how to sing with correct breath support and technique, but also imbuing my personality into songs, learning from Stephanie has been a blast! I highly recommend her to anybody who wants to sing better :)"
- Amy Chiang (Past Private and Voice Class Student)
"In the eight years that I have taken lessons with Stephanie Sabin, I have discovered, and eventually overcome, immense mental barriers of varying natures, and am able to now consciously make technical corrections as I sing. Additionally, Stephanie has taught me to be a highly versatile singer stylistically, an accomplishment to which I credit my acceptance into an a cappella group at UCLA. I am confident in leading this group now because she instilled in me a sense of musicality (e.g. great performance is a many-layered process) that I never would have developed independently. Her insistence on expanding my comfort zone allowed me to let go of what I was convinced I wanted to sound like and embrace my given voice; I am a much better and happier singer because of it!"
- Hayley Smart (past private student)
"I heard about Stephanie Sabin through a few friends who were getting voice lessons from her and loved her. I wanted to be challenged as a singer and improve my technique during my last few years in high school. I also wanted to better prepare myself for college auditions since I will be majoring in musical theatre. I was nervous to go but am so glad I did! Stephanie welcomed me with open arms and helped me grow as a singer giving me all the tools I needed to succeed. Within a few lessons, not only did my singing improve but I also learned a great deal about my body in relation to singing and breathing. Stephanie started with the basics because, without a strong foundation of knowledge and technique, it's hard to succeed. I greatly enjoyed every lesson and felt like week after week I was feeling more and more confident in my singing abilities. Stephanie is one of the kindest people I have grown to know and love. Her passion for music is obvious and she loves sharing it with others. I would recommend anyone, female or male, to give Stephanie a shot and see if she's a good fit for you. I can guarantee you'll enjoy your experience and want to return."
- Shannon O'Kane (Graduating Senior from Mt Carmel High School, Class of '17)