Client Recommendations

Reviews of professional harpist Judy Saiki


Sharing her talent as a professional wedding musician, harp instructor, and piano teacher, Judy Saiki has been honored to help numerous couples and individuals in Maine and across New England. Below are reviews from a few of the people with whom Judy has worked:

For information about hiring Judy Saiki as a harpist for your New England wedding or event, or for learning to play the harp or piano with Judy, please fill out her contact form.


Judy Saiki is without a doubt New England’s premier wedding harpist. Her personable grace and charm enhance her impressive musicianship and set her apart from all other performers. The very best that I have ever worked with.

Judy was wonderful! We could listen to her play forever. All of our guests have commented on how beautiful the music was. Thanks so much from the bottom of our hearts!!

Judy, just wanted to send you a note of appreciation – having you there playing the harp made our special day even more beautiful! Everyone commented on how much they loved it.

Judy is a delightful person and very easy to work with. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. She arrived in plenty of time to set up her equipment and warm up for her performance. Our church hall was transformed into a high class hotel. Her playing really took me away. I would recommend Judy to anyone.

Judy’s approach to teaching a beginning adult harp student has been a gift in my life. She combines the expertise of a professional musician with a kind heart and joyful spirit. Her ability to be creative in her approach to instruction and responsive to my needs has been the perfect combination in setting me on the right path in my learning. Our lessons have insured that I am learning correct technique and provided encouragement. I simply love playing the harp!
At the age of 59, I decided to pick up the harp for the very first time, with a desire to learn to play for pure personal enjoyment. I feel privileged to be working with Judy.  She is not only an accomplished harpist, but a generous person, patient teacher and great listener who has been willing to tailor her approach to suit my individual ability and learning style. Thank you Judy!
I am excited about improving my playing and feel that I am receiving some excellent guidance from Judy. I appreciate her careful instruction and also love to be challenged. Many thanks!!
My 17 yr old daughter quickly grew out of piano teachers over the years. We spent many months researching and searching for a new teacher that could take her up a notch. Just as we were about to give up, a friend blessed us with Judy Saiki. She’s been a breath of fresh air, a powerhouse and a wealth of knowledge and entertainment. My daughter had learned all of the basic techniques, theory out of the books, random pieces of the puzzle. Judy is putting that puzzle together with her into a beautiful picture. Judy offers her professional experience and musical artistry, along with her vibrant personality and profound love and knowledge of  music. It has been beyond amazing hearing the changes in my daughter’s playing. We kid around at home that it’s not just a piano lesson, it’s music therapy.
I'm 14 years-old and have been taking piano lessons for almost a year and I absolutely love it!!!!!! I always look forward to my piano lessons with Judy every week!!!!!!!! Judy is patient, fun, kind, the nicest, the most talented, and the most upbeat teacher ever!!!!!! She's the greatest!!!!!!!!:D 🙂
Judy is a wonderful, talented, upbeat, enthusiastic, caring teacher. My 14 year old daughter has tried different activities and usually only sticks with things for a few weeks. She has been taking piano lessons with Judy for close to one year and still looks forward to her lesson once a week with Judy. So glad we found her, she’s the best!!!