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Cris L.
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Develop your opera voice from a qualified instructor with extensive musical experience.
I am a firm believer that there isn't a single singing method out there that really works for everyone. But rather it is about observation of yourself without judgement and TRULY understanding how vocal production works in your body in relation to your breath, your mind, and your soul. I am not here to dictate how you should sing in a certain way. I am here to help you and guide you in understanding your body in relation to sound production and to cultivate your own method of vocal technique in your own words and in your own logic that actually works for you.
About Cris L.

Cris, countertenor �- is a natural male who combines sounds from the Ancient past with those of the digital era to form a unique, hybrid mix unlike any other. Classically trained, Cris creates a crossover musical experience by infusing pop with early music (Renaissance folklore & Baroque opera) genres. Cris has toured the U.S. with the Boston Pops and Andrea Bocelli. A highlight of appearance includes the Corona del mar Baroque Festival, the OC Performing Arts Center, the Hollywood Bowl and Seattle Baroque Opera. He is a graduate of CSUF, USC & Claremont Graduate University. Since 2001, Cris has been working extensively as a performer, voice teacher/coach, accompanist and choral director throughout Southern California. For More Info: crislawmusic.com *** Lesson Details *** As a performer, voice teacher, accompanist, composer, and concert producer, I truthfully understand that each singer comes from different musical backgrounds, styles, genres, strengths, insecurities, levels and purposes for doing what we all do. I am a firm believer that there isn't a single vocal method out there that really works for everyone. But rather it is about observation of yourself without judgement and TRULY understanding how vocal production works in your body in relation to your breath, your mind, and your soul. Through years of training and education, I've witnessed a lot of vocal instructions where “it’s either my way or nothing else would work”. I am not here to dictate how you should sing in a certain way.�I am here to help you and guide you in understanding your body in relation to sound production and to cultivate your own method of vocal technique in your own words and in your own logic that actually works for you. *** Specialties *** Vocal Standard, Pop, Musical Theatre, Classical, Singer songwriter.

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Masters of Arts in Vocal Performance

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Cris L.
Teaches Online
Develop your opera voice from a qualified instructor with extensive musical experience.
I am a firm believer that there isn't a single singing method out there that really works for everyone. But rather it is about observation of yourself without judgement and TRULY understanding how vocal production works in your body in relation to your breath, your mind, and your soul. I am not here to dictate how you should sing in a certain way. I am here to help you and guide you in understanding your body in relation to sound production and to cultivate your own method of vocal technique in your own words and in your own logic that actually works for you.
About Cris L.

Cris, countertenor �- is a natural male who combines sounds from the Ancient past with those of the digital era to form a unique, hybrid mix unlike any other. Classically trained, Cris creates a crossover musical experience by infusing pop with early music (Renaissance folklore & Baroque opera) genres. Cris has toured the U.S. with the Boston Pops and Andrea Bocelli. A highlight of appearance includes the Corona del mar Baroque Festival, the OC Performing Arts Center, the Hollywood Bowl and Seattle Baroque Opera. He is a graduate of CSUF, USC & Claremont Graduate University. Since 2001, Cris has been working extensively as a performer, voice teacher/coach, accompanist and choral director throughout Southern California. For More Info: crislawmusic.com *** Lesson Details *** As a performer, voice teacher, accompanist, composer, and concert producer, I truthfully understand that each singer comes from different musical backgrounds, styles, genres, strengths, insecurities, levels and purposes for doing what we all do. I am a firm believer that there isn't a single vocal method out there that really works for everyone. But rather it is about observation of yourself without judgement and TRULY understanding how vocal production works in your body in relation to your breath, your mind, and your soul. Through years of training and education, I've witnessed a lot of vocal instructions where “it’s either my way or nothing else would work”. I am not here to dictate how you should sing in a certain way.�I am here to help you and guide you in understanding your body in relation to sound production and to cultivate your own method of vocal technique in your own words and in your own logic that actually works for you. *** Specialties *** Vocal Standard, Pop, Musical Theatre, Classical, Singer songwriter.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2001

Education

Masters of Arts in Vocal Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 10+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

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This was my first experience with voice lessons, and Cris the best teacher I could have hoped for! He has introduced me to all sorts of music techniques that I’m sure I will need when I leave to study music in college, and he helped me to prepare any vocal requirements I might have to fill. He is always patient, knowledgeable, and easy to get along with; and he has inspired me to continue studying opera in the future. I would highly recommend him for any level of vocalist! :)

Posted Sep 26, 2019
Artistic Director
Aug 2015 - Present
Long Beach Community Chamber Singers
Pro-Musician - Vocal & Piano, Music Directing, Recording
Sep 2001 - Present
Freelance
Assistant Director of Music
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
Masters of Arts in Vocal Performance
Jan 2011 - Dec 2014
Claremont Graduate University
Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2002 - Jun 2007
Cal. State Fullerton
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Historical Performance - Voice
Jun 2010
USC
Music Scholarship
Sep 2014
Claremont Graduate University
Full tuition scholarship
Aug 2009
USC
Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2012
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