- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
Christiaan is a multitalented performer in theater, opera, and pop music. He played Gaston in the Broadway tour of Beauty and the Beast. Something of a bad boy, he was kicked out of Opera School for singing jazz, yet he went on to earn three music degrees, and work with opera legend Marilyn Horne and avant-garde composer Jake Heggie. Now he's in New York studying with Lady Gaga's teacher and singing his own arrangements of Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, and John Mayer at Carnegie Hall while writing and recording pop songs in Nashville and the U.K.
Christiaan enjoys seeing people succeed, so his approach to teaching is a combination of play and practice. Ultimately we sing because we want to bring people joy, yet to do so, we must hone our talents to perfection. By mixing the joy of music with discipline, we achieve our greatest dreams.
Performed all 326 of 326 shows as Gaston.
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.+ Read More
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So far, so good! Christiaan is friendly and supportive and encouraging. Not to mention, an awesome singer himself. Looking forward to future lessons!
Thank you Christiaan for sharing your expertise. Your breathing techniques, workouts and discipline really helped me. Your background knowledge is terrific. You are among the best teachers and communicators I have had to advance my style. I am so appreciative.+ Read More
Christiaan was so helpful and knowledgeable about Ableton software. He helped me navigate and load new sounds, as well as work on some original music with such ease. He has an amazing grasp of music composition that strengthens the what one can do with this software. i really gained a lot from my lesson.+ Read More
I have always enjoyed singing and never had formal training. Christiaan is a patient and encouraging instructor. I learned so much about control and breathing in a short time. He has such extensive knowledge to share.
Christiaan is an awesome instructor. He guides me through the most informative and productive lessons! Highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve at any level!
Loving the opera lessons, Christiaan!
Christiaan came to our apartment and really helped my son get ready for audition season