TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Christina J. Swanson, Voice Teacher

I believe anyone can learn to sing. Because I have seen it happen. I have seen both my students--and myself--undergo dramatic changes as musicians.

The best part? We undergo dramatic changes of spirit, too.

I specialize in teaching all levels of students the craft and mastery of singing and piano lessons. I bring 5 years of experience teaching voice lessons, during which I have developed a method of tailoring each singing lesson to meet the needs of every student. From a foundational technique, I work with students learning Pop, Jazz, R & B, Opera/Classical, Folk, Rock, and Musical Theater. From touring musicians to passionate amateurs, we can develop a path to vocal artistry.

I received my Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan in 2016. There, I learned a foundational bel canto technique, which I have adapted and applied to Pop, Jazz, R & B, Folk, Rock, and Musical Theater. As a performer and writer, I believe the voice should be as flexible as our interests. I am a vocal artist who regularly performs in opera, experimental, and performance art. In addition to teaching and singing, I am a dancer and choreographer, disciplines which I integrate into my work.

To learn more about my work, check out my performance site.

 

THE DETAILS

Voice lessons

  • Ages served: 10 and up

  • Levels served: Beginner to advanced students

  • Concepts covered: Range, breath control, tone quality, style and versatility, stamina, music learning and repertoire coaching

  • Languages: English and French

  • Lesson length: 30, 45, or 60 minutes

  • Lesson location: Lessons online via zoom or in-person in Manhattan

 

THE DETAILS

Piano lessons

  • Ages served: 5 and up

  • Levels served: Beginner students

  • Concepts covered: Technique, repertoire, music theory

  • Languages: English and French

  • Lesson length: 30, 45, or 60 minutes

  • Lesson location: Lessons online via zoom or in-person in Manhattan