Testimonials about the Coach
"Ms. Astania Caputo’s one-on-one vocal training program transformed my daughter from a timid hobbyist singer to a semi-professional with confidence! My eight-year-old daughter took Ms. Caputo’s eight-week vocal training program in February, March, and April, 2020. When my daughter started the course she had done some singing with chorus, but had no experience as a soloist. After a musical theater audition in which she did get selected to sing with the ensemble but was not called back for a leading role, she told me she wanted to do better next time. Ms. Caputo’s training was exactly what she needed to take her singing from background to center stage! Ms. Caputo taught her the fundamentals of posture, breath work, and control. She taught her how to use her voice as an instrument, and also how to reach for high notes without straining and risking injury. She provided lesson plan outlines and recordings of warm-up exercises so I could both follow along with my daughter’s progress and supplement her learning outside of their sessions with home practice. Not only did my daughter’s technical skill grow throughout the course, her belief in herself also soared. It is also important to note Ms. Caputo’s dedication to her students and their craft. The Covid-19 pandemic and stay-at-home order occurred right in the middle of our scheduled classes. Ms. Caputo did not skip a beat. She immediately offered the remainder of the course online which both leveraged my daughter’s learning momentum and offered a valuable diversion during a difficult time. While many opportunities for young singers and performers are currently on hold, following Ms. Caputo’s training, my daughter was contacted by Hollywood casting director Joey Gemelli to submit a video audition for a kids house band he is casting for a TV show! I highly recommend Ms. Caputo’s vocal training program if your child wants to make the most of their voice and talent."
D.M. Hilo, HI June 2020
"Aloha, Astania. I hope you and your ohana are safe and well. We received word this morning that our son was accepted into Kamehameha School. We wanted you to know because you gave him the skills and confidence he needed for the interview and we are grateful for you. You have a gift and we can't wait for all this Covid-19 to be behind us so we can continue ( I'm thinking summer ) with you as you are able to connect with the boys and help them to be better versions of themselves. Mahalo again."
T.O. Hilo, HI April 2020
"Hi, Astania! Just to let you know that you are a miracle worker. Kylie was accepted to Kamehameha Schools. Thank you so much! In the future, I will keep you in mind for my family, my friends, and myself. Most definitely!"
Alison I. Hilo, HI April 2018
"Good afternoon, our supportive and awesome coach!!! Before I begin, I would like to say I hope God blesses you in return for al your wisdom and good deeds you do for everyone. May I please hire you throughout the rest of this year? I'm thinking at least twice a month until Nationals."
Moani D-M Kona-Kailua, HI February 2018
"My daughter came out of her interview beaming!!!!! She said it was great and she wasn't nervous, and all her questions were easy! She told me how it went, and she gave great answers, thanks to you!!!! We are so grateful for all your hard work with her! You made a world of difference with her confidence level, poise, and communication skills.
After receiving her acceptance letter:
"Astania you are amazing! So thankful and blessed for all you've done for my family! More than anything, the confidence you have helped to instill in my daughter is priceless. Thanks again."
Ruth K, Hilo HI May 2017
"I want to send you our love and appreciation today. From the beginning, you were very loving and supportive with your experience. Thank you!!! We appreciate you!!!”
Moani D-M Kona-Kailua, HI April 2017
"Being good-hearted is second nature to you, so you may not even realize how your small gestures and many kindnesses touch so many people. You're generous without even thinking about it, and that's an uncommon gift. You are an awesome coach!
Mahalo for the superb coaching, encouragement, and support you provided my daughter. We are proud of her and so impressed with her presentation at the Miss Junior Teen Hawaii Pageant recently on Oahu.
Her confidence and poise has grown so much with your positive style of teaching and coaching. We look forward to your continued teaching and mentoring."
Megumi and the T Ohana Hilo, HI December 2016
"Hi Astania, she did great in her interview and spokes model skills, thanks to you.
Kalih came a long way. I thank God He put you in my path because you are such an inspiration to myself and Kalih Rae. Thanks, Astania, from the bottom of my heart."
Rae I, Keaau, HI July 2016
"Ms. Astania was the most amazing and most knowledgeable person I've ever known. Her teachings and lessons were very effective and I know I'll never forget what she taught me and how amazing of a person she is. She never lets anyone feel that they're missing out and she is very good at interacting with the students."
Hi'ilani Pacheco Junior King Kamehameha High School June 19, 2014
"Today was my daughter’s first session and she loved it... I sat in and I'm so grateful for this wonderful Coach for her lessons, patience and approach! It's perfect for my 11 year old... Thank you so, so, so much Astania!"
Rena C. - Daughter at Kamehameha Schools July 2013