Kristyl Tift

Kristyl T.

Pine Lake, GA

Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

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Singing lessons with Kristyl are unique because they always begin with vocal conditioning based in classical singing then lead into the style of singing that you want to learn. Whether you're interested in learning a new piece of music by ear or from sheet music, or if you're working on becoming a better sight singer, I can help! I have taught voice for over 18 years. As a professional performer with extensive experience in musical theatre, classical, gospel, r&/b/soul, and jazz singing, I look forward to helping you enhance your skills as a singer.
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Kristyl teaches



Kristyl delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:

For 18 years, I have helped students improve their vocal skills by training them to become better technical singers and expanding their knowledge of singing styles. As a professor, I have taught at the university level for a total of 6 years in Theatre and Communication Arts, teaching such courses as Voice, Speech, Public Speaking, and Musical Theatre singing. A classically-trained singer with a 3-octave range and proficiency in classical/opera, jazz, r&b/soul, blues, and other styles, I am an excellent teacher with patience and an encouraging manner. A lifelong learner, I hold a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from The University of Georgia, an MFA in Acting from The New School, and a BA in Theatre (with a Music Minor) from Georgia Southern University. I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals!

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Instructor of Record
Aug 2011 - May 2012
University of Georgia

Taught Introduction to Acting to college-age students.

After-school Musical Theatre and Drama Teacher
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011
Let's Pretend, Inc.

Taught Kindergarten to 3rd grade students the basics of Musical Theatre and Drama performance. Directed a youth musical theatre production at the end of each 13-week session.

Music and Movement Teacher
Jun 2008 - Jun 2011
The Music Class, LLC

Taught Music and Movement to Infant to Kindergarten children.


PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies
Aug 2011 - May 2017
University of Georgia
MFA in Acting
Aug 2004 - May 2007
The New School for Drama
BA in Theatre (with a Music Minor)
Aug 2004 - May 2007
Georgia Southern University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Princeton Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Finalist
Oct 2017
Princeton Society of Fellows
August W. Staub Award for Theatre
Apr 2017
University of Georgia
Outstanding Teaching Award
Apr 2015
The University of Georgia


Aug 2009

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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Omicron Delta Kappa
Apr 2004

Omicron Delta Kappa was founded on Dec. 3, 1914 on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. The Society was founded by a group of 15 students and faculty who believed that leadership at the collegiate level should be recognized and encouraged across all phases of campus life. This general principle—that scholarship alone couldn’t predict success, and that other intrinsic qualities had value too—became known as the OΔK Idea.

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