Kristen Maxfield
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Kristen Maxfield

Kristen M.

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Kristen Maxfield is a seasoned vocal and piano instructor with a Master’s Degree in Music Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. She is well-versed in many musical genres including, but not limited to R&B, Jazz, Blues, Country, Pop, Classical and Musical Theater. In the music industry for nearly 15 years, she’s worked as a backup vocalist for national tours, a studio musician, a choir professional, as well as a singer/songwriter for her own bands based in New York City, Philadelphia, and Rochester, NY.

About Kristen M.

I am a professional singer, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I graduated from the University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music, specifically jazz vocal performance. Recently I have completed my Masters in Music Education from Nazareth College.

Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built-up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression. Yocal Yoga is a method I use with all of my students.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano for 16 years, and contemporary keyboard for 7 of those. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a professional recording artist and performer, I've released four albums internationally, and perform with artist Josh Groban as a backup singer. Additionally, I've worked with a number of professional musicians in the entertainment industry to include Scott Sharrard & Jay Collins (Gregg Allman Band), Ian Hendrickson-Smith (Amy Winehouse, Al Green, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings), Clayton “Gravy” Reilly (John Legend), and many more.

My personal passion is contemporary and jazz music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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Rachel
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I'm headed off to conservatory in the fall and Kristen has been a massive help. She's wickedly good!!

Posted Mar 24, 2020

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Experience

Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present

Maxfield Music

Education

Masters in Music Education
Aug 2018 - Present

Nazareth College

Bachelor of Music: Jazz Vocal Performance
Aug 2002 - May 2005

University of the Arts

Awards

Recording Academy Award
May 2005

NARAS - GRAMMY Company

Affiliations

National Academy for the Recording Arts and Sciences, The
Jul 2018
The Recording Academy, known variously as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences or NARAS, is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. The Recording Academy is headquartered in Santa Monica.
National Association for Music Education
Jul 2018
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
National Association of Professional Women
Jan 2014
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