With four wonderful years of musical teaching experience, I share my gifts and talents with those who too want to express themselves through music. I believe music is worldwide language and so do not intend to stifle any students individual style or sound with technique. Instead I allow the student to take the lessons and techniques learned and together we find ways to adapt to that style so that their best 'musical picture' is heard.
Apart from teaching, I enjoy singing at my own gigs, doing backgrounds for other artists, and working on new music for production in the studio. I have produced my debut album in 2007 and have released two new singles marketed to the Caribbean/reggae/Latin genre. I have directed elementary and middle school choirs and led the musicianship of musicals.
I believe if a student has their talent, dream, and enthusiasm packed in their backpack...then they are ready to start lessons.
*** Lesson Details ***
Students will expect to do Breathing exercises, scales and other warm up exercises.
Students will have worked on a few piece songs for their repertoire based on their goals and unique style. I expect students to practice outside of the classroom so that each lesson is a building process. I am pretty laid back but I take your progress seriously. I like to enjoy the lesson with you and see you develop. After 3 or 6 months students will know how to breathe properly and effectively for singing support and endurance. Students will have identified how to control and use their tone- understanding the different levels of the voice, chest, middle and head voice.
I prefer to work with younger students at a beginning or intermediate level, as opposed to adults and advanced students.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Church Hall, small church, where keyboard
Living Room, full keyboard and CD player for accompanied, room for parents in living room
*** Travel Equipment ***
Student should have a keyboard or piano for lessons in their home.
*** Specialties ***
Director of school music programs, musical and development of students theory and musical knowledge.
· Piano · In studio
· Singing · In studio
I've been a student of Kristine for only a year and in that year I have learned so much from her. She has shown patience towards me because I am a little hard-headed and stubborn. Although I never really worked to my full potential, she still has helped me to improve in my singing. This class has given me the ability to reach a higher vocal range. Kristine is a beautiful woman inside and out who truly loves and cares for her students. I'm so glad I am able to have Kristine as my vocal coach. I wouldn't choose any other teacher.
· Singing · In home
Kristine has been wonderful, encouraging and very, very patient with my daughter. She has taken the time and has allowed my daughter who is extremely shy, to move at her pace that's right for her. Kristine has been a blessing to my daughter, she is awesome and I am very grateful that my daughter has her as an instructor!
· Singing · In studio
Kristine, is a dedicated, patient individual. I decided to take the piano in my old age and her teaching skills are truly noteworthy. I would recommend her any day of the week.
· Singing ·
I finally found the courage to take voice lessons with Kristine and I am so glad I did! It's been 7 months so far and I have learned SO much and gotten so much better! She has so much patience and is so encouraging. Kristine is such an inspiration and her passion for music and teaching really shines. She pushes her students to do their best! She is professional, yet laid back so it makes the lessons really comfortable. I absolutely recommend taking lessons with her, without a doubt!
· Piano ·
Kristine is the best. I am 62 years young and whoever said "patience is a virtue" had Kristine in mind. She is well versed in her trade and her teaching skills are exemplary. Although I am still a novice, I would recommend Kristine for whomever is considering piano lessons..
· Singing ·
Kristine is honestly the most amazing teacher ever! I've only taken a few lessons with her and I already love her and see how much I've improved! She cheers you up and always makes you feel good about what you're doing! She pushes you to learn and to aim high. I know that I'm going to get to where I want to go with her by my side. She knows what she's doing very well! Amazing vocalist and she's outstanding on the piano. I really enjoy going to my singing lessons and I look forward to them everyday! She is the teacher every person wants to have! I've never been happier with my singing. I'm so great full I found her through takelessons!
I enjoy working with Kristine because she knows what she is doing. My family and friends have notice how my singing has improved since I started working with her. I was able to demonstrate to them during our Christmas social at our home.