Christine Gibbons

Christine G.

Springfield Gardens, NY

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Christine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2007

"œGive a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you'll feed him for a lifetime." This is my philosophy of teaching.

I specialize in Pop, R&B, Musical Theater, Spiritual, Gospel, and all other forms of contemporary music.

Christine'™s passion for singing began at an early age. She started performing on stage at the age of four years old. Christine began formal private lessons in voice and acting at the age of 10 at The Newark School of the Arts and at The Children'™s Theater Workshop in Essex County, New Jersey. As a young teen, she also began directing and leading the youth and adult choirs in church. As a result of her commitment to her craft she had numerous opportunities to perform and record as an accomplished artist throughout the United States and abroad. As an international performer her credits include touring throughout the country of China as a lead singer for the state of the arts Thai City Theater. Other recent credits include working as a lead production singer for the renowned cruise line, Carnival; sailing the Western and Eastern Caribbean islands performing Las Vegas style production shows.

Christine is currently the CEO of her own entertainment company and performs regularly for various commercial establishments and private venues.

Christine studied Music and Theater at Montclair State University earning a BA degree along with a teaching license in performing arts.

With all that said, Christine describes her greatest accomplishments as sharing her passion to sing to all who are willing to learn. She is as passionate about teaching as she is about performing.

*** Lesson Details ***
If you love singing, then you should love your lessons. Lessons with Christine are fun, challenging as well as enriching. Instruction will include:

-Light stretching exercises to reduce tension and relax muscles that can block good vocal production and vocal freedom.

-Carefully listen to, accessing and giving you feedback about your vocal potential and growth

-Identifying vocal range and limitations

-Proper vocal techniques with respect to vocal scales, learning to breathe, pitch, tonality, durability and posture

-Selecting music collaboratively that suits your tastes and ability

-Working with professional backing tracks like many contemporary artists in the industry

-Lyrical interpretation with respect to performance

-Sharing the understanding of vocal anatomy and how it affects singing

-Allowing you to tape record lessons for practice purposes.

-Comfortable environments where asking questions are encouraged and making mistakes are simply part of the learning process.

-Teaching and practicing good vocal health, including the need to drink water and monitor the speaking voice

-Building confidence as a singer and performer

As much as Christine loves teaching and building relationships with voice students in her studio, she does not believe lessons should be limited to the classroom. The training process may include performing small venues for family and friends to acquaint the student to performing in front of an audience.

Christine'™s goal is to teach students who have a desire to perform, the necessary rudiments of singing and performing so he/she can go out into the world and shine as a polished singer.

*** About My Studio ***
-Separate entrance to waiting area for parents/students w/ tv; dedicated music room; keyboard, mirror, music stand, microphone (pro audio equipment)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in pop, R&B, musical theater, gospel and all other forms of contemporary music.

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Experience

Co-Music Teacher
Oct 2013 - Present
Mobile Music 4 Kids (Recorder Course)

Music Instructor
Oct 2008 - Present
Mobile Music 4 Tots

Mobile Music 4 Tots is a unique and innovative music program designed to instill creativity, offer exposure, encourage exploration and increase the appreciation and the enjoyment of music from birth to 6 years old.

Private Voice Instructor
Oct 2006 - Present
2-4-1 Entertainment's Music Studio

My voice instruction focuses on the genre of contemporary music such as Pop, R&B, Musical Theater, etc. I also work very closely with working artists that seek artist development and coaching.

Disc Jockey
Oct 2006 - Present
2-4-1 Entertainment

Music Director
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Ageless Praise Choir

Education

BA Theater & Music
Sep 1997 - May 2001
Montclair State University

Certifications

New Jesey Certificate of Eligibility Teaching Certificate: Theater Arts
Aug 2003
State of New Jersey

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HuguetteL Nov 26, 2009
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Christine is great! Her energy and enthusiasm is amazing. She encourages me to do my best.

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