Archive | Testimonials

Eric N.

I started working with Ariella to improve my ability to be heard in social situations and to have a confident voice for dating. I was expecting to get some vocal exercises to practice – and I did – but what I got in addition was much more. Through practices that initially seemed to have little […]

Shannon M., Middle and High School Choir Teacher

As a choir teacher in a local school district, I am always looking for new ways to improve my craft. It was no coincidence that I stumbled upon Ariella’s website one night during my second year of teaching while stressing about the pressures of my new position. Since I started studying with her, I continue to be amazed […]

Val Salley, Regional Membership Coordinator, visual team for City of Lakes Chorus

I really enjoyed what Ariella had to say and share with us. Her energy was calming and confident and she introduced some concepts from a different perspective other than the SAI culture; i.e., the vocal improvisation techniques and leadership. She had good thoughts on communicating, marketing, and some of our other challenges. She instilled in us the […]

Diane Lockard, Regional Faculty, Sweet Adeline’s

I can only say WOW!  I loved her presentation. I thought it was to the point and helpful on an issue that affects almost all or all of our members (stage fright). The musical exercises that she did with us are great tools for chorus retreats or music schools.  

Rori Raye

Ariella – You were exactly everything I’d hoped for and more – very real. I loved your spontaneity and the way you related to the women so personally – and your abandon during the vocal exercises and all the call and response, in addition to referencing your own nervousness was totally perfect and vulnerable.  And […]

KC Hildreth

Ariella is more than a music coach…she is a healer who uses music to connect people to their souls.  I started my sessions with Ariella knowing nothing about music.  I was a business executive who had given up singing at age 7, thinking that music was not “manly”.  Now, after 6 months of one-on-one sessions […]

Danielle Ezra

Ariella seems to channel through her the wisdom of the universe. She has helped restore me to the birthright which is knowing and loving myself. When I cannot think my way out of a box in any given situation in my life, I have requested coaching from Ariella and she has provided it in the […]

Pamela Machala

Ariella Forstein is the very best kind of coach. She is always kind and encouraging while firmly guiding you towards your goals. And often she knows exactly what you want to work on, or what obstacle is standing in your way, before you even bring it up. After several months of working with her, I felt so much more confident […]

Irina Shulkin

Ariella is a wonderful coach. She found the tools to unlock several barriers and liberate my voice. I learned that my singing is affected not only by the practice of this art itself, but also by the shyness, fear of performing in front of people. She taught us how often such fears are completely unfounded… […]

Moira Smiley

Ariella is a motivated, fiercely creative musician who shapes her own path and takes people along with her. She is a generous and gifted leader and collaborator. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a grounded, open and hardworking musician and teacher.