I love SAAVA! There’s a great atmosphere of friendship and safety, great learning opportunities, and awesome music! Mr. Stephens is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. He is easy to understand and fun to listen to, but he also really knows what he’s talking about. I’ve learned so much during my time at SAAVA. Not only has he taught me how to sing notes on a page, but he’s taught me how to tell a story with them, put meaning and emotion in them, and sing them with a group of other people. What impresses me the most about Mr. Stephens though is his deep passion for music. You can see it and feel it when he teaches, and it’s contagious! I’ve always loved music, but he’s encouraged me in that love and multiplied it several times over. He’s made me a way better singer. I love being taught by Mr. Stephens and I love singing and just being with SAAVA! (2020-2021)