Christine Gibbons

Christine G.

Springfield Gardens, NY
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Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I specialize in Pop, R&B, Musical Theater, Spiritual, Gospel, and all other forms of contemporary music. I've been teaching voice technique for over 15 years and my students have gone on to travel the world performing as professional singers.

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If you love singing, then you should love your lessons. Lessons with Ms. 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
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About

Christine passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Christine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2007

Hi, there! My name is Ms. Christine and I can't wait to meet you! I teach vocal arts education and my lessons are specially designed for children and adults young at ❤️.

How will you benefit?

1. All my students feel like super stars! I make sure my lessons are FUN, engaging and enriching.

2. I have lesson plans that address vocal technique, musical concepts, music theory, vocal goals and performances.

3. I use a contemporary song based vocal system so my students are learning songs they like, while getting the fundamentals of music.

4. Other great benefits aside from music lessons are: discipline and focus, better grades, self esteem, social skills...and more!

I earned my BA degree from Montclair State University in Music and Theater Arts, as well as a NJ state teaching license in music/theater arts education. Teaching music is a passion and I can't wait to help you reach your musical goals.

Let's have some FUN learning about music!

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Experience

Music Teacher
Oct 2008 - Present
Private company

Teach general music to elementary students, Grade Pre K-3rd at Stepping Stone Pre/Grade School. Instruction includes hand bell choir, bucket drumming, chorus, recorder, music theory, beginner guitar & keyboard, theater arts and movement.

Early Childhood Music & Performing Arts Teacher
Sep 2007 - Present
Day Care Center(s), Learning Center

Teach Toddlers, Pre K, Kindergarten children creative play using multicultural songs, musical concepts, hand bells and rhythm instruments. Introduce simple rhythm patterns and instrument exploration by teaching children to respond to a variety of musical meters (ex. 2/4, 4/4) and enhance motor skills and cognitive development.

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Private Voice Instructor
Oct 2006 - Present
Music Studio

Provide professional development, vocal and music production training for children and adults. Tailor lesson plans and integrate a wide range of activities and materials to accommodate all styles of learners. Offer praise and positive encouragement to keep students motivated and eager to learn and progress vocally.

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Disc Jockey & Wedding Entertainment Director
Oct 2006 - Present
Entertainment

Setting up pro audio equipment at the performance locations and making arrangements for appropriate power supply and wiring. Planning the list of songs to be played and arranging for live mixing using music production software programs.

Music Director
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
The Ageless Praise Choir & Ministry

Taught senior adults proper vocal techniques to vocal music and working together as a choir. Provided performance selections and vocal warm up exercises to build vocal stamina and self-esteem.

Education

Professional Development
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Berklee Music -Online
Bachelor of Arts (Music &Theater)
Sep 1997 - May 2001
Montclair State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

New Jesey Certificate of Eligibility Teaching Certificate
Aug 2003
State of New Jersey

Endorsement: Theater/Music

Awards

AWARDS/ DISTINCTIONS
Jan 2010
see below

Affiliations

American Volleyball Coaches Association
Sep 2013

Our mission statement is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development.

National Association for Music Education
Jan 2006

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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National Honors Society
May 1997

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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Photos & Videos

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Ms.Christine teaching fingering and counting.

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Snap shot of our Intro to Keyboard for Kids class.

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Ms Christine teaching about rhythm and timing.

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10 Reviews

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Tamara Mar 18, 2018
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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!!!!!

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Cynthia Mar 16, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

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!!

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Dee Mar 7, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

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.

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suzi more Mar 6, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

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...

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MarkT Mar 5, 2018
Gospel Singing · Online

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.

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SandyJ Mar 5, 2018
Vocal Training · Online

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!

coleen Feb 28, 2018
Christian Gospel · In home

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.

Grace Feb 27, 2018
Music Performance · In home

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.

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Lynia Feb 27, 2018
· In studio

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!!!!

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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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