Kristina Bennett

Kristina B.

San Francisco, CA

About Kristina B.

Background check: Last verified 09/27/2016
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Kristina teaches: Ages 4 and up
Teaching since: January 2007
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Kristina has been singing, acting, and performing since the age of 4. She studied under the well-known and respected vocal coach, Donna Prypin, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts for at least 11 years. Kristina then went on to study Opera with Don Wilkinson, of the Boston Symphony for 1 year, and with him gained excellent range and breathing techniques. Kristina was then accepted to Berklee College of Music, where she attended for two & a half years studying under some of the world's greatest teachers. She learned extensive Ear Training, Harmony, Jazz Improvisation, Counterpoint, Arranging, Performing, Music Business, Music Therapy, and intense vocal coaching. After college Kristina moved to California where she now has a thriving teaching practice, performance, and touring career.

In 2014 she earned her Sound, Voice, and Music Healing Certificate from The California Institute of Integral Studies, under the mentoring of Grammy Nominated composer/performer, Silvia Nakkach, MA,MMT. She then travelled to India in January of 2014 with Silvia to study Classical India singing/music.

As of September 2016, Kristina recently returned from a two & half month music/bike tour through the United States Pacific Northwest & Canada.

She released her first solo album (September 2008) titled, Mermaid Tattoos and is currently in the process of creating her second album.

Kristina can teach ages 4 ~ 100 and is patient, creative, flexible, enthusiastic, and passionate. Her focus is on helping students attain their goals whether it's to be on stage winning Grammy awards, or just learning to sing and perform for fun. She can help students learn Pop, Country, Jazz, Indie Rock, Classic Rock, Musical Theater, and even their own musical genre. She also teaches beginner guitar, and proper vocal acting/public-speaking skills. In addition, she performs Sound Sessions for clients looking for relaxation & coping techniques, using crystal singing bowls, vocal toning exercises, shrupti box vocal work, and human tuning forks.

*** Lesson Details ***
Kristina is extremely creative, patient, kind, open-minded, passionate, laid-back, but sets excellent and attainable goals with the student, and absolutely loves music. Depending on each individual student, lessons will center around correct vocal breathing, exercises, music theory, songwriting, guitar, acting, and learning different techniques in order to meet personal goals. Each student is taught individually and with their own personal needs as the focus.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have state of the art microphones, amps, guitars, a keyboard, IPod radio (students can bring them to share music), and of course a computer.

*** Specialties ***
Voice, Beginner Guitar, Vocal Technique, Performance, Range, Improvisation, Music Theory, Songwriting, Sound Sessions for relaxation & coping skills. I specialize in Pop/Rock/Jazz/Blues/Country/Indie Rock, Musical Theater, and New Age genres.

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Vocal/Music Student

Sep 1996 - May 1999
Berklee College of Music

I studied Voice/Music, with a Major in Music Business for 2 years, and 1 semester study of Music Therapy.


Certificate in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
California Institute of Integral Studies
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44 Reviews on Kristina B.

Daisy Chung May 3, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome experience! Kristina is very friendly + approachable and has allowed me to become more confident in my singing!
Morgan Apr 18, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Kristina was very supportive and immediately made me feel comfortable. She clearly demonstrated she knows her stuff and I'm confident we'll be a good team.
Ashley Mar 22, 2016
Singing · In studio
Kristina is just the best! Such a great teacher and a wonderful person to be around. I've gained a lot of confidence from her encouragement and kind nature and have developed an even stronger love of music and singing! I truly look forward to our lessons!
Jonny Jan 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson!
Sean Jan 21, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Kristina is the very best - so gentle, patient, knowledgeable & supportive - I really love the environment she creates & fosters...BRAVO!
Soleil A. Jan 9, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Super warm, patient and adaptable with little kids so they get a lot out of even the first lesson!
Sean Dec 23, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Wonderful - very warm, knowledgeable & supportive - LOVE HER! so far, so GREAT!
John Minty Dec 10, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Such a great experience! First lesson, wonderful, I'm energized!
Vicky P. Oct 22, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Kristina is wonderful. She is warm and I felt very comfortable with her teaching space and gratified at the way she designed a lesson based on where I'm at and my goals. She really listened to me and for the first time (I've had a number of teachers) I was encouraged that she took the time and made the effort to provide me structure for practice which I very much want and, at the same time, relieved that she is open to modifying based on my ability, interest and feedback She took time with patience and grace to guide me through unfamiliar territory and was very clear in her explanations and demonstrations of everything. I'm delighted.
BJ S. Oct 22, 2015
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
Kristina is great! I learned many tips and a few tools so far and am looking forward to my next class with her!
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