"We have had Singing Sarah come to in our in-home preschool for over a year now and each week has been something new!  I was impressed with her on her very first visit.  She was and still is, engaging, warm, energetic and professional.  She is able to adapt to whatever themes or lessons we are currently learning about and she is able to do so in an age appropriate way.  She brings a variety of instruments that the children get to play and she always encourages their creativity.  I really like that she always follows the same schedule so the kids feel comfortable knowing what is coming next but she manages to change the content each week so it is always growing and changing with the kids.  We love Singing Sarah!  She truly is more than a teacher, she is a therapist with a vast amount of knowledge and over the year I've known her she's become a friend too!  You'd never look back after hiring her- I know I haven't!" - Laura, child care provider

"Mrs. Sarah (Singing Sarah) has brought the joy of music to our programs for over 6 years. The children get so excited every Tuesday morning when she arrives. She is very patient and knows how to draw the children in. The music & dancing she provides helps to foster literacy, math, cognitive, physical, creativity and social skills for our preschoolers. During this time of COVID-19. She made a way through Zoom to keep what she does best going for our program. Her music is more than singing and dancing. It about build lasting relationships."- Melissa, child care provider

"Our daughter was very musically inclined, so I sought out a music therapist, and we started weekly sessions with Sarah.  Music therapy saved us. Our daughter was not speaking in sentences when she started and by the end of the year she could." - Hillary, parent of child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

"Sarah is very talented at working with young children. My kids have learned and benefited so much from the class. We have been involved in many kids' activities in the area, and Sarah's class is one of the very best." - music class parent

"I am so blessed to have Sarah come to my program. She gives my childcare the best program all in the comfort of our daycare home. May she forever be around passing beautiful smiles!" - Vickey, child care provider

"My 5 year old has taken 3 classes with Singing Sarah. He counts the days to go to music class. Besides loving it, he has blossomed in his speech, singing, rhythm, story-telling (pre-reading) and many other areas. You will not find a more thorough educator/musician/friend for your child than Singing Sarah." - Stephanie, parent

“Sarah’s upbeat, engaging and developmentally appropriate lessons bring. . .the child into action. The lessons she provides can all be repeated in the classroom by staff throughout the week; the reiteration of lessons boosts the learning of information that much more. I truly do not believe my teaching, my students’ learning or my child’s educational knowledge would be as great as it is without the involvement of Sarah Niileksela" - Shanna, Preschool Teacher and Parent


“Music is helping my children to be better people, emotionally, socially, and behaviorally as well as increasing their learning capabilities.” - Eryn, Preschool Teacher