Christine Killian
Minneapolis, MN
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Christine Killian

Christine K.

Minneapolis, MN
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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!

About Christine K.

Let's learn together!

I'm an operatic soprano who works freelance in Germany. I 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 have been teaching English part-time for over a year now, and I really enjoy getting to know people from all over the world! I am TEFL-certified and have several Cambridge Teacher Knowledge certifications. 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 structure the lessons to work toward the goals we make together!

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Silke
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so much fun and learning in the same time... excellent!!! Thank you Christine.

Posted Aug 6, 2020
Minal J.
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Posted May 10, 2020
Elizabeth R.
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Great lesson! Thanks so much Christine :)

Posted Apr 27, 2020
Elizabeth R.
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Great instructor! Highly recommend :)

Posted Apr 20, 2020
Prashant *.
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Have been taking lessons from Christine for more than two years and she is patient, through and commited in improving you. Great Teacher.

Posted Mar 29, 2020
Kristen
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very helpful and patient! criticized me with encouragement! very nice, too!

Posted Feb 23, 2020
Kristen
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Posted Feb 2, 2020
Silke
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so much fun and learning at the same time

Posted Jan 9, 2020
Nathan F.
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Posted Nov 23, 2019
Prashant *.
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I have been taking singing class with Christine for more than two years and she has been a great teacher and bring out the best in you.

Posted Sep 26, 2019
Tamara
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Posted Aug 24, 2019
Himani K.
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Posted Aug 4, 2019
Sharmila
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Posted Jul 24, 2019
Silke
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I like Christine and her lessons very much!!!

Posted Jun 20, 2019
Oleg
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Posted Jun 20, 2019
Nathan F.
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Posted Mar 10, 2019
Silke
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I learned something new and have always fun. Thank you.

Posted Dec 13, 2018
Oleg
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LOVE IT! :D

Posted Dec 2, 2018
Himani K.
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Posted Dec 2, 2018
Priya R.
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good

Posted Nov 4, 2018
Nathan F.
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Posted Jul 29, 2018
Agniya
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Well done , Christine!

Posted Jul 1, 2018
Kiran
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Posted Jul 1, 2018
Silke
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I am always happy after our lessons and I learn a lot of new words, word groups and content.

Posted May 24, 2018
Agatha
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Christine is very friendly and helpful. My singing voice has definitely improved since beginning lessons.

Posted May 16, 2018
Oleg
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Christine helps me with English pronunciation. She has absolute music ear, easily catches any divergence from native language, and explains very clearly how to improve. Thank you!

Posted Mar 29, 2018
Oleg
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Posted Mar 29, 2018
Nicholas P.
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Christine is an outstanding teacher. Our son loves her classes

Posted Mar 20, 2018
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Posted Mar 11, 2018
Agatha
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Posted Feb 21, 2018
Meenakshi
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First 3 lessons went great! Looking forward to coming lessons.

Posted Jan 21, 2018
Kiran
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Posted Dec 31, 2017
Nathan F.
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Posted Dec 17, 2017
Margaret M.
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Posted Dec 10, 2017
Meddy
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Excellent session with structured approach and way of handling. Very interesting to learn in way of conversation topics.

Posted Dec 5, 2017
Shivani L.
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Posted Dec 3, 2017
shonak valvekar
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awessssssosome she made me great for my show

Posted Nov 26, 2017
Brandee Finwall
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Posted Nov 26, 2017
Isabella
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She is patient, funny and listens to you carefully. She really encourages you to be better and gets you out of your comfort zone.

Posted Nov 23, 2017
Silke
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So far all lessons were very helpful for me and funny too. ;-))

Posted Nov 22, 2017
Candace
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Great teacher. Lessons are very easy to follow.

Posted Nov 5, 2017
shonak valvekar
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so goood time and sucha breathtaking expectations

Posted Nov 5, 2017
shonak valvekar
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AWESOME@@@@@@@@@@@@2

Posted Oct 22, 2017
shonak valvekar
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awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Posted Oct 15, 2017
Silke
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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

Posted Oct 11, 2017
shonak valvekar
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great experience

Posted Oct 8, 2017
shonak valvekar
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nice

Posted Sep 24, 2017
Scott
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Posted Sep 24, 2017
shonak valvekar
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best instructor EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Sep 17, 2017
Stephanie Y.
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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!

Posted Aug 28, 2017
Antonietta G.
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i liked her alot

Posted Aug 16, 2017
Prashant *.
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Christie is a great teacher. She teaches with enthusiasm and has great experience in the music field.

Posted Aug 13, 2017
Aarti
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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.:)

Posted Jul 27, 2017
Claudia
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Posted Jun 7, 2017
Nathan F.
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Posted Jun 4, 2017
Li
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Great 1st lesson to get started.

Posted May 28, 2017
Hassan
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You will really enjoy it!

Posted May 22, 2017
Marti
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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!

Posted May 21, 2017
Ravinder
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Really a great teacher. Highly appreciated n recommended

Posted May 20, 2017
Ravinder
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Love this class. Appreciate it very much.

Posted May 16, 2017
Hassan
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Posted May 1, 2017
Jon T.
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She is more than wonderful! Absolutely recommend!

Posted Jun 26, 2015
Celine T.
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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!

Posted Feb 21, 2015
Kiara W.
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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!

Posted Sep 2, 2014
Leyla A.
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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!

Posted Jun 29, 2014
Celine T.
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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.

Posted Jun 3, 2014

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Experience

English trainer
Jul 2017 - Present

Berlitz Language School

Freelance singer
Jun 2010 - Present

self-employed

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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching Knowledge Test Module 3
Feb 2018

Cambridge

Managing the teaching and learning process
Teaching Knowledge Test Module 2
Dec 2017

Cambridge

Lesson planning test
Teaching Knowledge Test Module 1
Sep 2017

Cambridge

Grammar and language use test
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.

Awards

1st Place, Concerto and Aria Competition
Feb 2015

University of Minnesota

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