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Wondering what it's really like around here? Here are some testimonials straight from the source.

"Marisa is a fabulous voice teacher and delightful person to work with. She quickly put me at ease about singing and made voice lessons a high point in my week. I was impressed with her creativity in finding activities and exercises to address whatever voice challenges I happened to be experiencing, and her ability to bring music theory to life. I would recommend Marisa to anyone from beginners to performers."

"Marisa is an excellent voice teacher! She has a passion for teaching and for music which shows up as a deep interest in what her students want to learn. She uses her extensive knowledge of music to locate songs that match your interests. With Marisa I had more interesting options of what to work on next than I knew what to do with. Importantly for me Marisa is a completely approachable person and a pleasure to be around. I was self-conscious about singing but she quickly put those concerns at ease. I highly recommend Marisa."

"Thanks so much for all of your help Marisa. You are an awesome teacher. I truly have a blast every time I'm working with you, and I love the fact that you help me build upon things I'm learning in my other music classes which helps me better understand. I was listening to an old recording the other day of my singing and I compared it to a more recent recording and not only can I feel the change in my voice, I can hear it! I feel truly blessed to be able to study with you! Thanks for all your time and patience."

"Thanks for the amazing lesson. I really owe you one, I was afraid I was going to lose my voice, and then....what do you know...I was more confident than ever."

"I still think that you are the most inspired voice teacher that I know."

"I just wanted to say thanks for your constant positive approach and support - I always leave your lesson feeling like anything is possible!"

"This whole experience has been a total treasure. I feel very lucky to have found you."

"She always looks forward to her voice lessons.  You have been a wonderful teacher!! Every time after she has class with you she comes home with a refreshing outlook and positive mood."
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"I always appreciate your guidance and spirit! Thank you."

"I studied with Marisa for two years--what a fantastic teacher. Every time I arrived for lessons she had a thoughtful course of music prepared based on listening to my interests and her extensive knowledge of music and what I should be working on vocally. A truly exceptional teacher."

"She has improved tremendously--thank you for your good work with her. The voice is opening up, has a warm vibrato to it, and as soon as the focus sets in, she'll have a good deal more volume. This is very exciting!" 

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"Marisa combines her extensive knowledge of form and function with the intuition of a psychologist and the grace of an artist. She teaches her students to value excellence in singing as a way to express an excellent life fully lived. The result opens the door to our true voice, waiting to be discovered, refined, and made whole."

"Marisa--the Best Voice Coach and Singer! Thank you so much Marisa for all of my lessons. I really appreciate every single thing you taught me."

"We are grateful for your wonderful inspiration and music/voice instruction, and also your friendship."  

(Quote from a student's parent)

"Marisa, Just want to let you know how much I appreciate all of your help these past few weeks. Thank you so much for your time and patience. The rep you've chosen is awesome and I look forward to working it to perfection with you!"

"You've been so flexible and helpful.  You really helped open my voice today, and I felt so good after my callback audition!"

"I really want to thank you for all the wonderful teaching you gave our daughter--she really enjoyed her audition yesterday and stayed for two callbacks! She's had so much fun in her lessons with you. And she's learned SO much from you already!" 

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"The past few months have been a wonderful experience exploring this new skill I was always told I'd be no good at. And while I'm definitely no Broadway singer, I can sing with a confidence I never had before. You were a fantastic, encouraging, intelligent teacher and I enjoyed each lesson immensely, even though I may come off as shy. I'm really grateful for how far I've come and everything I've learned. Thank you!"

"We are so fortunate to have found such a devoted and conscientious teacher in you!" "I just wanted to send off a note to you after my new teacher gave you a very nice compliment - I'm in New York now, started AMDA two weeks ago! My voice teacher is wonderful, she's a retired performer now but she was 5 seasons with NY City Opera and has done over 40 Broadway shows! It's quite a privilege to learn from her. Today she told me though that while I do have some basic catching up to do as I've only done lessons for a year, she said that in the year that I did take lessons, it was evident that I had a good teacher! She said that she likes my tone, and I know that in the year I took lessons from you my voice grew a LOT."