Kristen Bond

Kristen B.

Boston, MA

About Kristen B.

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Kristen teaches: Ages 12 and up
Teaching since: August 2009
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted" with beautiful voices. Singing is like a sport; it is a skill requiring refined muscular coordination, which anyone can improve with practice and focused instruction.

My teaching experience encompasses students of all ages and abilities. My specialty is in classical voice, with a focus in opera and art song. I get a deep feeling of satisfaction from watching my students achieve their personal singing goals, and have sent many on to receive top ratings at vocal competitions and college music scholarships.


*** Lesson Details ***
My students describe me as "strict but nice". I encourage my students to set their expectations high, and then provide the tools to reach those goals over time. I love to work with musicians of all levels, as long as they are curious and committed to a "work hard/play hard" philosophy.

Repertoire will vary depending on your musical background and your interests and goals. I am comfortable teaching and performing folk song, art songs in German, French and Italian, and operatic arias. We will choose music together to find pieces that will aid your vocal development and that you enjoy singing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, music stands, rehearsal rooms, seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
My focus of my undergraduate and Master's studies was in operatic vocal performance. I also have experience with choral and vocal jazz.

Photos and Videos

Mozart Requiem, Recordare quartet. Sept. 2013. Anton Armstrong conducting.

Experience

Freelance- professional soprano
May 2005 - Present
Self

I have worked with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Madison Opera; Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company; and served as cantor and soloist for large works in churches around the country.

Education

MA, Voice performance- opera
Aug 2008 - May 2010
University of Minnesota
BM, Voice performance- opera
Aug 2001 - May 2005
Concordia College

Languages Spoken

French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Sep 2013

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

13 Reviews on Kristen B.

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Ryan Feb 24, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Great first lesson. Broke everything down very nicely and got me excited to excel.
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Eddie J. Aug 19, 2014
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Kristen is a wonderful teacher. She makes lessons enjoyable and productive.
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Jennifer J. Aug 30, 2012
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Excellent ability to teach the new or accomplished vocalist.

Kristen is wonderful, she is able to make her instructions understandable to the beginner and inspire him to try new things. It's refreshing to see my young son focusing his style with a beautiful classical edge.
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DorotheaM Jun 25, 2012
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Knowledgeable and intuitive teacher

Kristen did a great job helping me prepare for an audition in a very short period of time. I am new to singing so we started from the ground up. Her lessons were well thought out and her approach was a good balance of encouragment and pushing me to do my best.
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DionneB Jun 12, 2012
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Kristen provides lessons to my daughter and she really enjoys the time spent with her. She is engaged, attentive and passionate about the music. HIghly recommend!
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ManuelT May 27, 2012
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Thanks

She's a talent and nice girl, Kacel will back Thanks for to be patience.
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DerekS Apr 23, 2012
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Kristen is a great teacher, fun, patient and explains things well.
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BrettN Mar 14, 2012
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Kristen is incredible!! She is definitely dedicated to music. She is no doubt a "Patient and a passionate teacher" I look forward to future lessons with her.
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LisaM3 Mar 1, 2012
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Conscientious, Knowledgeable and Flexible

I wanted to share my family's great experience with Kristen. Not only has she been a conscientious, patient and knowledgeable teacher, she has been particularly flexible and helpful regarding scheduling issues.
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RashelleH Feb 24, 2012
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Kristen B. made voice lessons fun while still helping me reach my goals. Her experience introduced me to new techniques that I know I'll be using from here on out!
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