Kristen Bond
San Francisco, CA
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Kristen Bond

Kristen B.

San Francisco, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This is the focus of my vocal studio, and I began teaching in this style when I opened my voice studio in 2005. Curriculum will vary depending on your experience level with the subject and voice type. Technique is instructed from a variety of backgrounds, with basis in physiology of healthy voice production due to my combined background in classical vocal performance and voice therapy.

About Kristen B.

COVID has changed the singing game, and I like to believe that it opened the opportunity to sing to those who otherwise wouldn't try it. I hope more people find joy in these moments of isolation through creating music from their homes!

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. I enjoy working with students across a variety of musical genres with an emphasis on healthy, sustainable technique. 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 ***
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, and hope to inspire curiosity and intelligent risk-taking.

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

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are offered both in person in downtown SF, and online. There is a keyboard, music stand, rehearsal rooms, and seating for parents as needed.

*** Specialties ***
My focus of my undergraduate and Master's studies was in operatic vocal performance, as well as a Master's degree and Fellowship training in voice therapy (SLP). I pride myself on providing a comprehensive vocal education to singers of all styles and levels of experience.

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Emily
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I am so thankful for Kristen! She is so knowledgable, patient, and a fantastic teacher. I highly recommend her for beginner singers.

Posted Jul 19, 2021
Catheryn L.
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I love Kristen!
She's so good at explaining the most confusing things about singing technique (which for a beginner is a lot). She's very patient and it's heartwarming when she gets excited about the times I do something right. I trust Kristen with my voice and I like how she encourages me to do hard but fun repertoire. Would definitely recommend!

P.S. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. You know you have a good teacher when she demonstrates something and you think, "I want to sound like that."

Posted Dec 18, 2019
Ilja
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A very good teacher for a beginner!

Posted Oct 26, 2019
Ryan
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Great first lesson. Broke everything down very nicely and got me excited to excel.

Posted Feb 24, 2016
Eddie J.
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Kristen is a wonderful teacher. She makes lessons enjoyable and productive.

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Jennifer J.

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.

Posted Aug 30, 2012
DorotheaM

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.

Posted Jun 25, 2012
DionneB

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!

Posted Jun 12, 2012
ManuelT

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She's a talent and nice girl, Kacel will back Thanks for to be patience.

Posted May 27, 2012
DerekS

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Kristen is a great teacher, fun, patient and explains things well.

Posted Apr 23, 2012
BrettN

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.

Posted Mar 14, 2012
LisaM3

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.

Posted Mar 1, 2012
RashelleH

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!

Posted Feb 24, 2012
GeoffT

Student

Kristen is very knowledgeable an doesn't let you cut corners on the details which, in the long run, will make a huge difference! Overall great and motivated instructor!

Posted Feb 22, 2012
JohnG2

Student

I learned a lot in a short amount of time! Kristen's a great teacher and the lessons are a lot of fun!

Posted Feb 22, 2012
LisaP6

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I have seen a big change in my daughter's confidence in her own singing which leads to better singing performances. She really likes Kristen and her teaching style and is looking forward to continuing with her lessons.

Posted Nov 20, 2011

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Experience

Freelance- professional soprano
May 2005 - Present

Self

I have worked with opera, musical theater, and houses of worship across the midwest, and am happy to now bring the skills I have learned through my performance career to my students.

Education

MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Sep 2015 - May 2017

Emerson College

MA, Voice performance- opera
Aug 2008 - May 2010

University of Minnesota

BM, Voice performance- opera
Aug 2001 - May 2005

Concordia College

Languages

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Voice Foundation
Jun 2017
The Voice Foundation is the world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to voice research, medicine, science, and education.
Pan-American Vocology Association
Jun 2015
The mission of the Pan-American Vocology Association is to advance the scientific study of voice for artistic and professional use by fostering vocology in all countries of the Western Hemisphere through research, dissemination of knowledge, training, and the creation and development of professional standards and credentials in voice habilitation and rehabilitation.
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.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Sep 2013
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.

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