Christina Esser

Christina E.

Pasadena, CA

About Christina E.

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Christina teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: March 2015
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Overview

My name is Christina and I am very passionate about the vocal arts, specifically Opera. Opera was a surprise in my life that I discovered in college. It moved me to a point where I knew it was what I wanted to pursue. Though singing classically takes great patience, discipline, and perseverance, that 5 minutes on stage projecting pure vocal freedom and expression make it well worth it. The classical technique can provide a great foundation to healthy singing, which can ensure a long vocal life.
Along side opera, I believe basic knowledge in piano is extremely beneficial in improving musicality and an understanding of each piece. Piano greatly improves sight reading and ones ability to learn music quickly and efficiently. It can allow one to develop an understanding of harmony and context within each unique piece of music.
I have recently started teaching and would love to help and guide those interested in music, specifically classical voice, opera, musical theater, and piano. I would love to share the great joy it brings me with others and pass down what I have learned over the years. I have completed courses in music pedagogy and education alongside my degree, and believe in shaping my lessons around each individual's learning style so that each student may continue to grow while having fun.

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Experience

Substitute Soloist
Jun 2016 - Present
Ninth Church

Leads church hymns and performs a solo during each service.

Soprano soloist
May 2013 - Jun 2014
Santa Ynez Master Chorale and Orchestra

Featured soloist with the Santa Ynez Master Chorale and Orchestra

Church Cantor
Oct 2012 - Sep 2013
St. Mark's Catholic Church

Leads church service in hymns and responses

Education

Music
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
University of California Santa Barbara
Music
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
University of California Santa Barbara

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Kuel Scholarship
Sep 2013
University of California Santa Barbara
Ridlee Tree Scholarship
Sep 2011
University of California Santa Barbara
Music Talent Scholarship
Sep 2010
University of Redlands
Music Talent Scholarship
Sep 2009
University of Redlands

42 Reviews on Christina E.

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Rachel A. Feb 7, 2017
Verified Student · Classical Piano · Online
My daughter loves Christina, very kind and patient and encouraging. Highly recommend!!!!!
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Skyler Feb 2, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Daughter really enjoyed her 1st lesson! Christina's style and experience are a great fit!
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Josh Jan 25, 2017
Verified Student · Vocal Training · Online
For a long time I had difficulty singing but Christina has done a great job of helping me improve my voice. She's able to explain concepts in a way I understand and I've made significant process while working with her. I highly recommend Christina to anyone looking for a great vocal teacher!
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mary munger Jan 25, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · Online
Christina is a great teacher. She is patient and kind but maintains high expectations. My daughter appreciates her cheerfulness and willingness to let her pursue her own musical interests. I highly recommend her.
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Leah Dec 18, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · Online
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Carolina B. Dec 6, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
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Ashley Nov 16, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
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Cecelia Nov 6, 2016
· Singing · Online
Christina rocks!!!! She helped me find my voice. I'm an older (some could say senior 😀) student. I never had any formal training. In one lesson she had me singing 100 times better. Surprisingly, I'm getting even better as the lessons progress. I started out watching Videos online which helped me, but at some point you need a professional to hear your voice.
I am the cantor at church, so I am so thankful for Christina and her focused direction. I think the congregation is thankful for her as well 😀. Love you Christina and thanks for helping me find my voice.
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Lily Nov 4, 2016
Verified Student · Vocal Training · Online
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Phineas J. Nov 1, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
This was my 5 year old son's very first time taking singing lessons and we couldn't be more pleased! Christina didn't force him into it when he started out shy, rather found a song he loved and started singing it herself until he felt comfortable chiming in. So great! We're so excited for next week!!
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