Rated 5 out of 5 by Theia Skilled, caring and fun teacher!
I am so happy to have started classes with Christine. In the couple months I've been working with her I feel a huge improvement in the quality of my singing and comfortabity with technique. Christine has tailored our lessons to meet my exact needs. She's an expert in classical voice and her depth of knowledge means I'm learning about musicality, composers, technique, and performance. She is a fantastic teacher, fun to be around, and has empowered my voice more than any other teacher I've worked with! I'd highly recommend Christine.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lorraine Great for a beginner
I came into these singing lessons with zero singing experience, and it's been really positive. Christine helped me to feel comfortable right away. She's been engaged with what I've wanted to learn, and put thought into customizing instruction for me.
We talk about listening for harmonies in different types of popular music, how to train my ear to hear, suggestions of different recordings to listen to, and even a bit of music theory. I have some historical music experience (violin), and she's found ways to connect the singing instruction to what I already know. I'm now (attempting) to learn a folk song she's suggested, and found myself surprised to be able to learn and observe quite a bit through the process-- and begin to pull it off-- I think. :)
I see several reviews here from trained singers, but wanted to chime in that Christine has been great for a very untrained student as well!
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flibbertygibbet Great Teacher
Christine is an incredibly generous person who deeply cares about her students' needs. She carved out time for me from her own performance rehearsals when I was under a lot of pressure to measure up for a performance that was just around the corner.
She is extremely encouraging and positive, and she knows the techniques to get your performance level higher or to expand your range.
I would definitely recommend her.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carcon Christine is an excellent teacher, anyone is lucky to have her!
I came to Christine as a trained singer who hadn't sung for years. She has been wonderful for me, completely understanding and supportive of the adjustments that I am having to make as an out-of-practice, and older (than I was) singer. She has a wealth of knowledge and helps me see things from different angles. She has been able to "get my head back into the game," and I wasn't sure if that was possible. She is extremely experienced, and loves all kinds of voices. Her goal is to take every student as an individual and give them what they need to succeed. She teaches all age groups and is able to adapt brilliantly. Fantastic!!
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ebbiejean I was so lucky to find her!
Christine J. was exactly the teacher I needed at exactly the right time. I know that she teaches many younger students without a lot of musical training, and I am sure she does a great job. But I needed a teacher who could meet some pretty specific needs: I'm a trained musician and I already know a lot about my voice. I needed some very specific coaching from someone who would be able to listen to me and not be condescending. I had no time to waste, I already had had a unfortunate experience with someone who was not a good fit.
Christine is a TALENTED, EXPERIENCED MUSICIAN, she listened to me, understood exactly what I needed from her, and focused her instruction to that specific need. She understands vocal production, and knows exactly what to say so that I understand what she is trying to get me to do. In just a few months my voice has improved beyond my hopes. She has a sense of humor, is caring and helpful, and a complete professional. Word is getting around, so make an appointment while she still has openings! You won't regret it.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarrieB Great teacher!
Christine is a wonderful, caring, natural teacher. She motivates and inspires me. I truly enjoy her as a teacher and highly recommend her. She is able to see what I need and communicate it in a way that inspires me. I look forward to going to my voice lessons.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by student great and easy to work with!
I started my lessons with Christine when I was 15 (a few months ago, now 16) and I started out really ashamed of my voice and scared to sing out loud, but after the first few lessons I was already much more comfortable. I thought I would never be able to sing and wanted to see if lessons would help, and they did! She knows exactly what fits the student best, but doesn't push you to a genre you don't want to sing in. It's a good, safe environment to be in and I never feel judged or laughed at, because it's only constructive criticism which helps me, as a student grow.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by allymcd91 She's so awesome
I absolutely love her she is teaching me about my voice better than anyone else.
April 18, 2013