- 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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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.