- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2007
“Give 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.
I started performing on stage at the age of four years old. I 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, I also began directing and leading the youth and adult choirs in church. As a result of my commitment to my craft I had numerous opportunities to perform and record as an accomplished artist throughout the United States and abroad.
As an international performer my 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.
I am currently the CEO of my own entertainment company 2-4-1 Entertainment and mobile music school. I perform regularly for various commercial establishments and private venues.
I studied Music and Theater at Montclair State University earning a BA degree along with a teaching license in performing arts.
With all that said, I describes my greatest accomplishments as sharing my passion to sing to all who are willing to learn. I am as passionate about teaching as I am about performing.
*** Lesson Details ***
If you love singing, then you should love your lessons. Lessons with me 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 I loves teaching and building relationships with voice students in my studio, I 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.
My 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!
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My 9 year old child is taking music lessons with Ms. Christine and fell in love with her teaching style. She is so caring and makes learning fun, very happy my son has such a wonderful teacher like Christine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
She is Wonderful, Great Teacher and motivator.
I have a young daughter that started taking voice lessons, and boy do I see an improvement. Her vocal range has improved and she has so much more confidence. I can't thank Ms. Christine enough, keep up the GREAT job!
This was my first vocal training ever, and I am so glad I had Christine for an instructor! As soon as I signed up, Christine called me, introduced herself, asked me questions regarding my experience in singing, goals, and discussed other areas concerning the training. I lacked confidence in singing, especially singing in front of others. I was also experiencing vocal fatigue and hoarseness due to incorrect singing and inadequate breath support. Christine educated me on my vocal anatomy (which is very important for signers) and went out of her way to give me additional diagrams and aids to assist my developing strong, correct, vocal techniques. She has an incredible, can do, personality that I needed and made me so comfortable. She is passionate about training students. She has a great ear for tone and pitch, and her style of teaching is built around being patient, positive, and other attributes that make learning fun. Christine is determined to help you meet or exceed your goals. I am so grateful that I met Christine!+ Read More
I have had not less than 10 voice coaches over a period of 15 years and not one single one of them is as thorough as Christine. I had my first lesson today and what impressed me the most is that she's started me how to apply vocal exercises to an actual song. She is also a fantastic communicator who is very good at breaking down complex concepts. She is very humble ....a trait thats hard to find these days. I enjoyed the lesson and she made me feel at ease. She really does know her stuff . I learned a lot today ... She really is a gifted teacher.+ Read More
I'm a praise and worship singer, I really love singing for the Lord. But in most churches you get a lot of shouting and yelling and can cause vocal damage. I didn't want to be "that singer." So, I started studying voice under Ms. Christine. Boy! Did I get a good understanding of how the voice works. What to do and what not to do. Thanks so much for your knowledge and your compassion for singers like me!+ Read More
From the first day I signed up with Ms. Christine, she called me and started asking me questions about my musical goals. All the music classes/lessons I've taken, no one has ever asked me what was important to me musically speaking.
I knew from the initial conversation, there was some "special" about this teacher. It wasn't just the subject of music but Ms. Christine's passion to give and share the gift of music. She explained her music course and her expectations of me as a student. I was given my 1st assignment before we even got started working together face to face.
This woman takes her craft very serious and I highly recommend Ms. Christine to any serious singer.
THANK YOU! I really could never get my head around music theory and you made it fun and easy to understand. I feel like I can really appreciate my songwriting skills having a better understanding about the science of music. Thanks so very much Ms. Christine.+ Read More
I started taking lessons with Christine in her wonderful in-home studio; I can see major improvements with my singing. I really appreciate her desire to help and support me, as I pursue my career as a singer. Being a singer is all about health and wellness, these lessons has truly changed my life. Thank you from the bottom of my hear :)+ Read More
I love Broadway singing and always find myself singing using the iPhone apps, but wanted to have a cleaner sound. I started lessons with Christine and wow, what a difference! This was just what I wanted....so happy with my lessons.
My online experience has been awesome. I have learned so much about the parts of the voice and how to work my singing voice. I feel so much better and confident with my singing.!
I have worked with Ms. Christine for over six years, and she has been an invaluable member of our school. Christine is an excellent music teacher. She is aware of a variety of approaches to teaching music, and is constantly broadening her musical talents. She has worked to create interdisciplinary experiences as well, by integrating song, instrumentals, and dance with literature, through performances for the school.
She enjoys children and brings wonderful excitement to their music experience. She creates relevant lesson plans and incorporates movement and other modalities into her music lessons. If you walk into a music lesson, students are moving and making music! They are engaged!
I highly recommend Ms. Christine.
Two words, thank you! I had an over active child who could not and would not sit still; someone mentioned Ms. Christine works privately with students. So I signed my son up for a few lessons. Well....my son has developed so much discipline and is focus and doing exceptional in school now. I really appreciate Ms. Christine's dedication to her craft. Keep up the great work!!!+ Read More
I feel so honored to speak on the behalf of Christine, she has truly helped me with my own small business. I'm a professional real estate agent that enjoyed good old fashion family fun, which includes karaoke. I was never a singer, but always enjoyed singing. I figured it was worth an effort to take a few lessons with Christine and see if I liked it. Well, I loved it!
I've been enjoying music and singing every since I started taking lessons with Ms. Christine. I now give monthly dances and include karaoke with prizes; I'm a featured singer/host and it's been WONDERFUL. Never would have thought voice lessons could bring so much meaning to my life. Forever grateful. Thanks so very much :)
I'm was a really shy person after I met Christine, but after a few voice lessons I found my voice. I started believing in myself and I realized I could actually face my fears. Although, Ms. Christine is teaching music, she's really teaching "self awareness." You really have to know who you are as a person first before becoming a great singer. Thank you Christine for helping me recognize, I matter!+ Read More
MS CHRISTINE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE & CONCERN ABOUT MY SINGING NEEDS , SHE HAS A VERY PERSONAL TOUCH WITH MUSIC AND MY SCHEDULE , SHE`S VERY FLEXIBLE AND WITH JUST 2 SESSIONS WITH HER & I HAVE NO KIND OF BACKGROUND IN MUSIC I SEE AN IMPROVEMENT ALREADY , I`M VERY PLEASED WITH HER SERVICES+ Read More
I love my lessons with Ms. Christine! I always wanted to be a "better karaoke singer," but I never thought voice lessons were for people like myself. I was under the impression that only "serious singers" could take voice lessons.
Until I faced my fears, sent Christine an email and asked if she would be willing to show me a few things about singing. She was so warm, and welcoming I just had to meet such a nice woman.
I realized, this was all in my head....my lessons not only taught me about music but it taught me how to love "all" of me including my voice. I'm so grateful to Ms. Christine, thank you for all your inspiration and support!
I would like to recommend Christine as a music and voice instructor for any student needing a dedicated and energetic teacher. Ms. Christine has shown herself to be a professional and conscientious with the many different musical needs our church has presented to her.
It is because of her reliable attitude that I highly recommend Christine for music and voice lessons.
Ms. Christine has shown an ability to teach students at all grades and all levels of competency. Her patience makes the learning experience fun for students and the students would regularly speak very highly of Ms. Christine and her efforts.
Ms. Christine’s dedication to teaching and her obvious love of music make her your ideal candidate for a music teacher!
Christine is a driven, organized teacher who develops inspiring relationships with her students and parents. She has always been driven to develop her skills as a teacher. Christine embraces any opportunity for professional development, which makes her an ideal leader.
Christine has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially children. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced music topics, are both truly superior.
Christine accomplishes all these tasks with great initiative and with a positive attitude. I recommend Christine to you without reservation.
She made music theory fun and easy. She is always professional and caring, but most of all she brings the BEST out of me. Thank you for keeping the arts alive.
Thank you Ms. Christine for motivating me to pursue my music career. After working with you, I now have a band and performing for special events. I'm no longer afraid of what people think of me (lol). I can't thank you enough for believing in me. God Bless you!+ Read More
Ms. Christine is very supportive and helpful. Any time I have a problem musically, she makes time for me in her busy schedule. I'm very thankful to Ms. Christine and efforts. She is a wonderful person. Keep up the good work Christine!
She's the best! I was a very insecure man, I did a lot of "behind the scenes" work like writing and producing music. I never saw myself in front of an audience, but I realized I wanted to overcome my fears, so I started taking singing lessons with Ms. Christine.
Man! I'm like a changed man, not only has my singing voice improved but she helped me with dating (lol). I would never approach a woman, but now I'm confident and I have a decent singing voice. Give taklessons.com a try, it was the best thing I could have done.
Although, I've only worked with her for about 3 months, I have learned so much musically. Ms. Christine is very professional in her work. She's very passionate about her craft and loves teaching. She will go out of her way to check on my progress musically and see how I'm doing throughout the work week.
I'm very grateful for her dedication to the art of music. Anyone who is looking for a caring instructor; look no further than Ms. Christine.
Ms. Christine is a great vocal coach. She does her best to accommodate you and make you feel comfortable no matter your level of experience. She is very organized, understanding, easy to talk to, and will have a plan tailored for your personal goals. She is very knowledgeable in many different aspects of music. I loved how quickly I saw progress vocally with Ms. Christine. However, what I appreciated most was her genuine interest in my success. I could always give her a call when I needed some advice or had a question about my music. I can tell she does this because she truly loves helping her students in whatever way she can. Every week I look forward to my lessons with her and will definitely continue with them!+ Read More
Where do I begin? Christine is a woman with a voice, not only will you learn proper singing and the fundamentals of music. But she will encourage you to dream and think BIG. I have such respect for Ms. Christine and her love for music, that I tell everyone I meet, to take lessons with Ms. Christine.
If you truly want a teacher who cares about you and your musical dreams, then you NEED to take lessons with Ms. Christine. She has taught me and my Day Care children so much about music education, I will forever be grateful to her talents. Thanks you so much Ms. Christine!
For anyone reading this review.....all I can say is BOOK NOW!!!!
Ms. Christine has been working with our children for some years now, she has rebuild our music and performing arts department by bringing in instruments and complex vocal pieces. All the children and parents highly respect Ms. Christine. She loves teaching and loves sharing the gift of music to all who are willing to learn.
Vocally all our students have learned proper ear training, diction and proper breath control as well as music theory. I never have to work about our music programs, Ms. Christine is never a disappointment. I highly recommend private voice lessons with Ms. Christine
I can not tell you how happy I've been with Ms. Christine, she knows music. But most importantly she loves to teach. She believes all children can learn and will learn music with proper instruction and discipline!
I am very grateful to have Ms. Christine teaching music to our young children at Sunshine Learning Center. I highly recommend Ms. Christine for those students who are SERIOUS about music education.
I could not find a better person than Christine to be my voice coach. I have been working with Christine for a few months and she has pushed me to my full potential. I have learned so much in a few months. She is fun to work with and has encouraged, supported and challenged me along the way.
I highly recommend Christine to be your new voice coach because the professionalism and overall experience surpassed anyone I worked with.
Thank you so much Christine you are the best!!!!!
Christine helped me find my way back to the world of singing. I had not stepped out to sing in years and she assisted me with vocal training, stage fright and stage presence. She has a unique, loving way of getting you right where you need to be. Christine is professional and loves what she does. Today I am singing and speaking in front of people with no problem and I use her methods which work for me every time! She is the best!!+ Read More
Ms. Christine is a wonderful teacher, tutor, mentor and instructor. She is dedicated to the success of her students. Leading by setting the example she wants her students to emulate. Professional,- prompt, patient, thorough and caring - She takes pride in the accomplishments and successes of her students. Christine brings the gift of opening doors to new horizons, preparing her students for brighter futures. My family is blessed to have her in our lives.+ Read More
I have known for Christine for many years from her studies at the Art School where I worked over thirty years.
She has studied voice with some of the best technicians I have known and with her background in vocal technique and her experiences in performing many years, I am sure any student would be very happy to work with this lovely and talented lady...
Wow! What can I say. Ms Christine helped me over come my extreme shyness. I was so afraid to sing outside of the shower-lol. But now, I'm singing for weddings, church events and other public venues. I'm so grateful to Ms. Christine for her talents, dedication and wisdom in music. If you're fortunate to take lessons with Ms. Christine, I highly recommend using her, she REALLY cares about her students.+ Read More
Christine is so patient and understanding. She really made me feel comfortable and gave me a lot of vocal techniques as I pursue my singing career. I really wish I had met her sooner in my career. She is truly blessed with a talent!
Christine is one of the best instructors I have ever come in contact with.She is very patient, loving understanding and kind.When you speak of deligent call Christine when you speak about punctuality call Christine.
Christine is a wonderful Instructor who went above and beyond expectations to ensure that i was grasping the information as it was explained to me. Her manner and drive is very engaging and i found it helped me build my confidence and develop a greater appreciation for music performance. She knows her stuff and so much more. Try her. You will be glad you did. She is the best. And by the way, she sings like a bird.+ Read More
Miss Christine is an awesome instructor and a great person. She knows how to make you feel comfortable and confident. She listens to your goals, gets to know exactly what you need and devises an approach that gets you in your way. I really enjoy that she is in touch with popular music and understands the business. DidnInmention she can SING??!!! Omg...My only complaint is that I didn’t study with her years ago!!!!+ Read More
Christine is great! Her energy and enthusiasm is amazing. She encourages me to do my best.