Christine Capsuto

Christine C.

San Jose, CA
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About

Christine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 8+ and males 13+

Teaching since:
2007

Music has been my food, soul and expression since birth, and I share that same passion with each of my students every day. Not only do my students train in building exceptional vocal technique, but also character preparation, repertoire selection, posture development, resume and audition skills, and personalized career coaching based on their levels. I believe in training an all-around performer who does not limit their abilities to only one thing, but being versatile and constantly thinking outside of the box!

A little about my background: I studied at San Jose State University, graduating with honors in the Music Performance program with a focus in Operatic/Classical studies. To supplement, I also have my degree in Musical Theater & Dance from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Los Angeles and New York). I sing opera and musical theater professionally, as well as dance and act. I love creativity, spending time with friends, family, and animals, and am a big advocator for education/the arts!

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Experience

Owner and Performer
Apr 2017 - Present
Princess Party Fantasies

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Private Educator - Music Lessons
Jan 2007 - Present
Park Avenue Music Studios

Professional Performer - Opera, Musical Theater, Acting, Dance
May 2004 - Present
Various

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Education

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance (Opera/Classical)
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
San Jose State University
Associate of Arts - Music
Aug 2006 - Aug 2010
Ventura College
Bachelor of Arts - Musical Theater & Dance
Aug 2004 - May 2006
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Languages

French
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Awards

3rd Place
Jun 2016
New York Lyric Opera Competition
Finalist
Mar 2015
Brava! Opera Vocal Competition
4th Place
May 2014
EBOL Vocal Competition
Finalist
Mar 2014
Brava! Opera Vocal Competition
Finalist
Aug 2013
Concorso Internazionale Vocal Competition
2nd Place
Mar 2013
HOLT Vocal Competition
2nd Place
Feb 2012
NATS - Art Song division
2nd Place
Feb 2012
NATS - Musical Theater division
2nd Place
Feb 2011
NATS - Aria division
1st Place
Feb 2011
NATS - Art Song Division
2nd Place
Dec 2010
San Jose Music Study Club
1st Place
Aug 2010
San Jose Opera Guild
Music & Dance Scholarship
Aug 2010
San Jose State University

Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists
Dec 2016

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Actors' Equity Association
Mar 2014

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.

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American Guild for Variety Actors
May 2009

The American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) is an AFL-CIO-affiliated labor union founded in 1939 to represent performing artists and stage managers for live performances in the variety field. The variety area of performance includes singers & dancers in touring shows and in theatrical revues (non-book shows...book revues may be under Actors’ Equity jurisdiction), theme park performers, skaters, circus performers, comedians & stand-up comics, cabaret & club artists,lecturers/poets/monologists/spokespersons, and variety performers working at private parties & special events.

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3 Reviews

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thomas May 17, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

I have taken voice lessons from Christine for about 3 years. I am so lucky to have found her.

Christine knows how to lay the foundation and give me the tools I need to build my own singing voice. She has taught me to feel and understand the complexity of my singing anatomy, to associate different tones to physical feeling. She has given me the tool box I need to continuously improve my voice, to get where I want my voice to be.

She is very professional​ and ​very patient​. ​ She does not cut corners and will do everything possible to get you where you want to go. She ​thoroughly understands the voice and​ she really knows how to teach.

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Steve May 10, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Christine is now my third vocal coach in the bay area. My first coach did an excellent job focusing on exercises, but wanted to shape my voice to the style he wanted. My second coach was a fantastic cheerleader to the point that it felt like puffery and I started doubting his praise. At our first lesson, Christine took the time to ask me what I was looking for and what instruction style I wanted and, I have to say, she has been nailing it!.

Her technical pointers are spot on, she finds the tips and tricks that work for me, and her praise always feels earned. And, to be fair, I often earn her criticism, too, but it is polite and she makes sure I understand why I drew it.

As one final note, I think there is an ocean of difference between understanding how to sing in theory and understanding how to sing because of personal experience. Theory is great, but it doesn't always translate to the real world. Having an instructor that knows what tends to work in the real world was an important quality for me. I recently got a chance to see Christine perform and it's pretty clear that she knows what works in the real world. So, in lessons, the advice she gives isn't just "the golden rule." It's what she would do and believe me, you want to do what she would do.

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Krista May 9, 2017
Broadway Singing · In studio

Christine is simply amazing. She is funny, talented, and devoted to her students.
I am an actress who has the capacity to sing but have poor technique. Her combined Musical Theatre and Opera backgrounds are a recipe for success. She is so knowledgeable about proper technique to keep your voice safe and to maximize your sound!
She has always been true to my voice and has lifted me. I feel truly honored to be her student.
I recommend her to all of my musical theatre friends. Book while you can, her classes fill up fast ;)

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