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Kristen B.
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Avoid Serious Vocal Injury with Top Opera Lessons from a True Expert
This is the focus of my vocal studio, and I began teaching in this style when I opened my voice studio in 2005. Curriculum will vary depending on your experience level with the subject and voice type. Technique is instructed from a variety of backgrounds, with basis in physiology of healthy voice production due to my combined background in classical vocal performance and voice therapy.
About Kristen B.

COVID has changed the singing game, and I like to believe that it opened the opportunity to sing to those who otherwise wouldn't try it. I hope more people find joy in these moments of isolation through creating music from their homes! I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted" with beautiful voices. Singing is like a sport; it is a skill requiring refined muscular coordination, which anyone can improve with practice and focused instruction. My teaching experience encompasses students of all ages and abilities. I enjoy working with students across a variety of musical genres with an emphasis on healthy, sustainable technique. My specialty is in classical voice, with a focus in opera and art song. I get a deep feeling of satisfaction from watching my students achieve their personal singing goals, and have sent many on to receive top ratings at vocal competitions and college music scholarships. *** Lesson Details *** I encourage my students to set their expectations high, and then provide the tools to reach those goals over time. I love to work with musicians of all levels, and hope to inspire curiosity and intelligent risk-taking. Repertoire varies depending on your musical interests and technical goals. I am comfortable teaching and performing folk song, art songs in German, French and Italian, and operatic arias, in addition to musical coaching in popular music styles. We will choose music together to find pieces that will aid your vocal development and that you enjoy singing. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons are offered both in person in downtown SF, and online. There is a keyboard, music stand, rehearsal rooms, and seating for parents as needed. *** Specialties *** My focus of my undergraduate and Master's studies was in operatic vocal performance, as well as a Master's degree and Fellowship training in voice therapy (SLP). I pride myself on providing a comprehensive vocal education to singers of all styles and levels of experience.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2009

Education

MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

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Speaks German, French, Italian

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Kristen B.
Teaches Online
Avoid Serious Vocal Injury with Top Opera Lessons from a True Expert
This is the focus of my vocal studio, and I began teaching in this style when I opened my voice studio in 2005. Curriculum will vary depending on your experience level with the subject and voice type. Technique is instructed from a variety of backgrounds, with basis in physiology of healthy voice production due to my combined background in classical vocal performance and voice therapy.
About Kristen B.

COVID has changed the singing game, and I like to believe that it opened the opportunity to sing to those who otherwise wouldn't try it. I hope more people find joy in these moments of isolation through creating music from their homes! I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted" with beautiful voices. Singing is like a sport; it is a skill requiring refined muscular coordination, which anyone can improve with practice and focused instruction. My teaching experience encompasses students of all ages and abilities. I enjoy working with students across a variety of musical genres with an emphasis on healthy, sustainable technique. My specialty is in classical voice, with a focus in opera and art song. I get a deep feeling of satisfaction from watching my students achieve their personal singing goals, and have sent many on to receive top ratings at vocal competitions and college music scholarships. *** Lesson Details *** I encourage my students to set their expectations high, and then provide the tools to reach those goals over time. I love to work with musicians of all levels, and hope to inspire curiosity and intelligent risk-taking. Repertoire varies depending on your musical interests and technical goals. I am comfortable teaching and performing folk song, art songs in German, French and Italian, and operatic arias, in addition to musical coaching in popular music styles. We will choose music together to find pieces that will aid your vocal development and that you enjoy singing. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons are offered both in person in downtown SF, and online. There is a keyboard, music stand, rehearsal rooms, and seating for parents as needed. *** Specialties *** My focus of my undergraduate and Master's studies was in operatic vocal performance, as well as a Master's degree and Fellowship training in voice therapy (SLP). I pride myself on providing a comprehensive vocal education to singers of all styles and levels of experience.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2009

Education

MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Speaks German, French, Italian

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Teacher's Studio

Kristen is great, she gives useful exercises to do at home and pushes you just hard enough. She really tailors the lessons for the student.

Posted Oct 29, 2021
Teacher's Studio

I am so thankful for Kristen! She is so knowledgable, patient, and a fantastic teacher. I highly recommend her for beginner singers.

Posted Jul 20, 2021
Teacher's Studio

I love Kristen! She's so good at explaining the most confusing things about singing technique (which for a beginner is a lot). She's very patient and it's heartwarming when she gets excited about the times I do something right. I trust Kristen with my voice and I like how she encourages me to do hard but fun repertoire. Would definitely recommend! P.S. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. You know you have a good teacher when she demonstrates something and you think, "I want to sound like that."

Posted Dec 19, 2019
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Freelance- professional soprano
May 2005 - Present
Self
I have worked with opera, musical theater, and houses of worship across the midwest, and am happy to now bring the skills I have learned through my performance career to my students.
MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Emerson College
MA, Voice performance- opera
Aug 2008 - May 2010
University of Minnesota
BM, Voice performance- opera
Aug 2001 - May 2005
Concordia College
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Voice Foundation
Jun 2017
The Voice Foundation is the world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to voice research, medicine, science, and education.
Pan-American Vocology Association
Jun 2015
The mission of the Pan-American Vocology Association is to advance the scientific study of voice for artistic and professional use by fostering vocology in all countries of the Western Hemisphere through research, dissemination of knowledge, training, and the creation and development of professional standards and credentials in voice habilitation and rehabilitation.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Sep 2013
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Sep 2013
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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