I want to share my singing lesson experience with Sage with the world because it is changing my life. I made the decision to take singing lessons as a way to reclaim my voice and to spend time doing something that brings me a great deal of joy. Sage is absolutely incredible with her very therapeutic approach to singing where she focuses on my strengths and how I grow from week to week with joy and enthusiasm that is infectious. She teaches me techniques and provides warm-ups and backing vocals that encourage my independence while supporting each step of this journey with grace and kindness that I don't often encounter. Anyone who is wanting to learn to sing well and keep the joy of singing intact please know you will not find a better teacher than Sage. I work in education and hire teachers as part of my job and have for 25 years, and Sage is by far one of the best I have ever worked with and I am finding my voice again and it means the world to me.
I knew Sage for a couple years through acting school and in that time I would always ask her to serenade me. I loved her voice and her ability to really storytell when she sings. When she told me she was offering classes, I of course wanted to try it out, but I was hesitant. I’m not a singer at all even though I absolutely love singing along to songs. I recently started teaching myself the ukulele though and playing around with writing lyrics that I’ve wanted to sing, but truthfully I still get embarrassed by my own voice. Working with Sage has opened up so much for me. Not only has she helped reveal to me my own unique sound, but she provides personalized exercises, warm-ups, and backing tracks that I can use to practice on my own. As an actor, I was often told I needed more breath support when performing; taking classes with Sage has expanded my understanding of breath and vocal control enormously. Apart from the range of techniques she provides, what I find most remarkable about Sage’s approach is that she has a deep human understanding of why parts of our vocal range may be trapped or get locked up in the throat. Sage works with you to move through those mental and emotional blocks with such tenderness, encouragement, and skill. If she has an open spot, snag it!
Sage is a wonderful teacher! I was extremely nervous to start singing lessons, but Sage has a way of putting my mind at ease. She is incredible at allowing space for emotional process, as well as utilizing it in her teaching. I couldn’t recommend her more!