Christine Killian

Christine K.

Minneapolis, MN
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Lesson Details

English

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I will structure English lessons to your needs! Whatever issues you may have--grammar, pronunciation, basic vocabulary, or other--I will make that my focus. We will work together through games and small assignments, ranging in difficulty based on language level and attention span. I speak some German and French, but we will speak exclusively in English so you can get the practice you need!
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About

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Christine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
February 2014

I'm an operatic soprano and and have an MM in Vocal Performance at the University of Minnesota, with a BM in Vocal Performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to experience teaching vocal technique, I have experience with English, French, Italian and German diction, and many musical styles. Pop, musical theater, you name it! It's all good. :)

I recently became TEFL-certified and have begun tutoring English as a second language as well. I try to make my lessons as fun as possible, and will organize the lessons according to your wants, needs, experience, and age!

Singing lessons typically start with a short physical and vocal warm-up, and then we move on to repertoire (selected by either myself or the student). As with English lessons, singing lessons are very student-focused--I will do my best to structure the lessons to work toward the goals we make together!

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Education

MM Vocal Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
University of Minnesota
BM Vocal Performance
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Languages

German
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Aug 2016
International TEFL and TESOL Training

120-hour TEFL training course which covers lesson structure and techniques, as well as most common student mistakes and how best to address them.

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34 Reviews

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Nathan F. Dec 17, 2017
Singing · Online

Margaret M. Dec 10, 2017
Singing · Online

Meddy Dec 5, 2017
English · Online

Excellent session with structured approach and way of handling. Very interesting to learn in way of conversation topics.

Shivani L. Dec 3, 2017
Singing · Online

shonak valvekar Nov 26, 2017
Singing · Online

awessssssosome she made me great for my show

Brandee Finwall Nov 26, 2017
Singing · Online

Isabella Nov 23, 2017
Singing · Online

She is patient, funny and listens to you carefully. She really encourages you to be better and gets you out of your comfort zone.

Silke Nov 22, 2017
English · Online

So far all lessons were very helpful for me and funny too. ;-))

Candace Nov 5, 2017
Singing · Online

Great teacher. Lessons are very easy to follow.

shonak valvekar Nov 5, 2017
Singing · Online

so goood time and sucha breathtaking expectations

shonak valvekar Oct 22, 2017
Singing · Online

AWESOME@@@@@@@@@@@@2

shonak valvekar Oct 15, 2017
Singing · Online

awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Silke Oct 11, 2017
English · Online

Christine is a warm-hearted and very friendly person. I liked the 1st lesson with Christine very much and it was really helpful to me. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.
Best regards,
Silke

shonak valvekar Oct 8, 2017
Singing · Online

great experience

shonak valvekar Sep 24, 2017
Singing · Online

nice

Scott Sep 24, 2017
Singing · Online

shonak valvekar Sep 17, 2017
Singing · Online

best instructor EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie Aug 28, 2017
Singing · Online

Bad bad experience from the beginning but decided to stay with her since we paid for 12 lessons. Now 8 lessons have finished, we couldn't tolerate her any more. She gave us a few mins notice to cancel the lesson, I kindly agreed because things happen. Then we missed two lessons/ forgot about the lesson, she emailed us with very rude tone: she would cancel our lessons if we miss again. What? We already paid!

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Antonietta G. Aug 16, 2017
Singing · Online

i liked her alot

Prashant Aug 13, 2017
Singing · Online

Christie is a great teacher. She teaches with enthusiasm and has great experience in the music field.

Aarti Jul 27, 2017
Singing · Online

Christine is an awesome teacher. Very vibrant and patient. On my second class and she has already improved my voice. Its amazing! I'm thankful that I found her.Would recommend to anyone.:)

Claudia Jun 7, 2017
Singing · Online

Nathan F. Jun 4, 2017
Singing · Online

Li May 28, 2017
Singing · Online

Great 1st lesson to get started.

HASSAN May 22, 2017
English · Online

You will really enjoy it!

Marti May 21, 2017
Singing · Online

I really appreciated Christine's direct approach and her ability to gently challenge and guide me. She's precise, astute and talented, and it was a lot of fun!

Ravinder May 20, 2017
Singing · Online

Really a great teacher. Highly appreciated n recommended

Ravinder May 16, 2017
Singing · Online

Love this class. Appreciate it very much.

HASSAN May 1, 2017
English · Online

Jon T. Jun 26, 2015
Singing · In studio

She is more than wonderful! Absolutely recommend!

Celine T. Feb 21, 2015
Singing · In studio

Absolutely love her! I took her classes for about 3 months and by the end of it I was comfortable with singing in my higher register. I've always been a belter and loved singing with my lower register, and she helped me break unhealthy habits and work on building good ones. She would never push you if she feels that is the limit for the day. I was also taking a for credit musical theatre class, and my vocal chords was exhausted at some point. She never pushed it, instead worked on my transitions instead of practicing to increase my range!

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Kiara W. Sep 2, 2014
Singing · In studio

She a awesome teacher to work to work I like her teaching and her energy I'm really happy to work with her she worth it!

Leyla A. Jun 29, 2014
Singing · In studio

Christine is an excellent teacher and gives her all! If you want to improve or begin she is the perfect choice!!! She is super friendly as well!

Celine T. Jun 3, 2014
Singing · In studio

She's super friendly and awesome. She constantly motivates you to do better. I wanted to be able to sing higher and expand my range as a soprano. She helped me achieve that as well as helped me smoothen my singing especially in transition notes in my voice. All of course within the boundary of your voice. She'll never push you if you or her feels like that's the limit for today.

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