**Available for weekly lessons OR "a la carte" lessons as needed**
60 minute rate: $80
Julia is a classically trained soprano, actor, musician, performer, and teacher who has performed professionally in international, national, and local landscapes. She made her NYC debut in concert at Carnegie Hall in 2017 and European debut as Violetta Valery in her favorite opera La Traviata with Mediterranean Opera Festival in Italy. Local musical theatre engagments include Emma in Jekyll & Hyde and Eponine in Les Miserables. Julia made her mainstage role debut with the Atlanta Opera in 2022 in The Pirates of Penzance and since 2015 she has performed in many productions in the chorus. Julia has a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University
Julia firmly believes that those who can do should teach.
Julia’s goal as a teacher is to help her students unlock their greatest potential as a singer through a classical foundation which incorporates a full-body, healthy singing approach that promotes longevity in singing, and allows singers to find their own unique sound.
Physically, it is important for students to understand the mechanics of how their voices operate, along with stripping away bad habits by focusing on the skills required for releasing physical tension. Mentally, it is important to remove preconceived expectations students may have for their voices, which helps them discover their uninhibited natural gifts and talents. Additionally, diving into character development is vital and adds that extra sparkle in performance from shaping phrases to moving audiences. Helping both professionals and students craft their voices into healthy and powerful instruments via technique, combined with strong character/role developments, grows the confidence and skills necessary to cultivate performers’ instruments and gain the tools to succeed.
Note: Due to demand and scheduling, Kristine is only accepting students with specific needs at this time. New students and acute audition prep will be covered by the fantastic and highly capable, Julia Johnson. Alternatively, you can request to be added to Kristine's waitlist
Work with a Broadway and National Tour veteran who is also a sought after vocal instructor! Trained at the prestigious, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and later making her Broadway Debut in LES MISERABLES, Kristine is best known for playing Catherine on the Tony-Award winning National Tour of PIPPIN and Nessarose in the original Second National touring company of WICKED.
With over 15-years of success performing on Broadway and beyond, Kristine's overall philosophy as a coach and educator is to prepare people to comfortably, confidently and competently succeed in every situation, with a combination of technique and audacity. Acting approaches include a mixture of all major techniques, with an emphasis on the Practical Aesthetic, the G.O.T.E. method and story-driven choices. Vocal approaches include freeing the voice and body, building a lifelong technical foundation and a commitment to empowering singers to sing safely and successfully.