- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Kirsten has enjoyed a duel career as a singer and conductor. She has garnered critical praise for her singing: “the clarity and brightness of Kirsten’s soprano” (Splash Magazine), “seraphic soprano” (Chicago Tribune), and “glides angelically above the rest” (Austin 360). Currently Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Loyola University, Ms. Kirsten has taught conducting at Concordia University, River Forest and has conducted choirs and orchestras for various institutions including Eastman House, Chicago Children’s Choir, Gallery 37, Loyola Academy, and the University of California.
Kirsten is a wonderful, encouraging teacher who draws on her vast professional experience during a lesson.
It is helpful to have insight from a professional soprano as to what it takes to meet your singing goals.
She uses targeted exercises to identify what you need to work on most, and is excellent at coming up with different ways of verbalizing something you need to change until it clicks.
While I studied classical techniques with her, she has a wealth of knowledge in musical styles ranging from jazz to musical theater. She will be a supportive teacher no matter what style you want to study, and beneficial for those just beginning or with more experience.