"I have studied voice with Sharon Shaffer since 2005, and I have reaped many benefits. She is an excellent vocal diagnostician, and has helped me root out and eliminate detrimental habits. My vocal production and delivery have improved greatly; I also feel very confident approaching new music, preparing for and performing concerts, and other engagements.

I have been a featured soloist for the Chagrin Valley Choral Union, have given solo voice recitals, and various wedding and funeral engagements; Sharon has prepared me well for these.

The care and attention she provides during the preparation phase of any performance is extraordinary, and I wouldn’t consider taking a job without having her available to get me ready. I highly recommend Sharon Shaffer, for the newest beginner to the seasoned professional, she can help you give your best performance."
"Sharon Shaffer is an extraordinarily talented vocalist—and an even better voice teacher. Over five years of training, Sharon taught me proper breathing techniques, sharpened my understanding and application of music theory, and helped me expand my range in octaves and genre alike. Her guidance helped me earn admittance to several highly selective colleges, and I went on to sing semi-professionally in New York City. Most importantly, though, she helped build confidence in myself, which carries me to this very day.

Sharon offers unwavering support as a teacher, a singer, and above all, as a friend. If you want to embrace your full vocal potential, I can’t recommend her lessons highly enough."
"I have known Sharon Shaffer for many years. She was a singer in my regular and High Holiday choir for many years. She had a beautiful and powerful soprano voice, leading the section and as a soloist. Since 2014 Sharon has been the director of the Park Synagogue Shabbat choir. She has an excellent understanding of the human voice and a very good ear for coaching. She has been working with several of my choir singers, steadily improving their vocal production.

I would strongly recommend Sharon as a voice teacher."
"Sharon is a master of her craft. An excellent pedagogue, she knows how to effectively instruct her students in a variety of musical genres. I have personally had Sharon come in to give feedback to one of my choirs. Her expertise and assistance greatly helped in their performance. Her knowledge, combined with her friendliness and desire to see her students reach their fullest potential, make her a phenomenal instructor."
"I have enjoyed building our friendship as well as improving my vocal skills. You are really a gifted teacher. The right mix of critical comments and encouragement. You are a gifted musician, talented instructor and a lovely person, full of encouragement and care. keep up with instruction and conducting. Singers NEED you!"
"Sharon Shaffer, the only true bel canto soprano I have ever heard in person or on recordings, performs impeccably with brilliance, virtuosity, grandeur, and all the dimensions of musicianship with diction English, French and German. It takes no time at all to tell that she is a master of all the physical techniques of singing both natively and mentally."
"Sharon is not only a lovely person, but also a very gifted and experienced voice teacher, who intimately knows the voice- and this will become apparent from your very first lesson!

Sharon’s knowledge of the Bel Canto technique is extremely thorough, and the way she is able to convey the concepts and guide you through them, makes it fun and accessible to anyone- she meets you at whatever level you are at- beginner or advanced, and helps work out whatever your vocal technical issues may be.

I have had the pleasure of taking several voice lessons with Sharon, and in my particular case, it was impressive how she was able to pinpoint the technical issues I was struggling with at the time, and with the effective vocal exercises she applies to the situation, we were working to further improve on agility, range and breath management through appoggio. It was and continues to be very helpful!

I have come to trust and respect her “ears” and appreciate her musical advice greatly. I highly recommend Sharon to any serious voice student and do so without hesitation!"
"Sharon is a consummate artist with a remarkable understanding of music and an in-depth approach to the creative experience. Working with her is invariably a rewarding experience."
"Sharon Shaffer stands out among my students in my long career of teaching voice. I remember her voice as absolutely beautiful! She is a wonderful musician who can perform a wide range of repertoire, in Classical, Musical Theater and even Pop. Her personality is a ray of sunshine and I am sure you would enjoy working with Sharon!"
"In my experience Sharon Shaffer is a consummate musician."
"I am so grateful to have crossed professional paths with Sharon years ago when I auditioned for her synagogue choir. She has high expectations of her musicians and conveys her own vision of the music she’s directing. Sharon is also a teacher who meets each singer where they are in their development to guide them to their full potential. I have been singing professionally for 20 years and I appreciate all I’ve learned performing with her.”