I'm a professional opera singer - currently working for Scottish Opera. I'm represented by Steven Swales Artist Management. But I also have a true passion for teaching and stage craft! I love helping a singer reach their true potential.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I cover ALL genres of singing from classical/opera to musical theatre and jazz to pop.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I did my BMus Honours undergraduate degree at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow (aka RSAMD/RCS)
My postgraduate diploma was at Trinity College of Music London
I have my LAMDA diploma in acting/teaching drama too.
- How much do you charge?
1 hour lessons are £25.00
45 mins lessons are £20
30 mins lessons are £15
- Where do you teach?
i teach from my home in Whitstable. There is plenty of parking where I live and there are plenty of bus stops around (Columbia Avenue, Borstal Hill, Joy Lane etc) for those who don't drive :-)
- When are you available?
I work Sunday to Friday. (A girl has to have 1 day off!! :-))
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
LCM Exams ( London College of Music)
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Happy to teach all ages and my aim is to make lessons as fun as possible! Whether you feel you or your child is good enough for a singing career or you want to sing better on karaoke - please get in touch!!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I've been performing as a professional opera singer for over 8 years and it is still my current profession. I've been teaching for a few years now and love helping singers to reach their potential- whether that is music college or competitions or singing better in the shower!
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a current/valid DBS certificate
- Where and with whom did you train?
I have trained with some of the country's top vocal coaches and I have learnt SO much from them that I am able to pass my knowledge onto my students. Also doing my degree and post grad in singing and performance and being a professional opera singer means I have loads of experience off and on stage to share with my pupils.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently have over 30 students (it's growing all the time) all ages and all abilities but all talented in their own way. With a good number of them working towards exams. And a good handful wanting singing as a career.
• BMus Hons Royal Academy of Scotland
• PGDip Trinity College of Music
• LAMDA Diploma of London- in Acting
Kristin is a fantastic teacher, she works at a pace that is comfortable and works around the abilities of the student. As somebody with a hearing impairment, Kristin has tailored her teaching around this and found alternative ways that make it easier for me to learn. I would highly recommend her to other prospective students, since attending her lessons I feel more confident singing and have vastly improved in a short amount of time.
Nothing but praise for Kristin!
She made me at ease from the start. Kristin is always encouraging and suggestions for improvement are given with a positive slant.
My confidence has grown enormously and I have learnt such a lot.
I would recommend Kristin to anyone wanting to learn to sing or to improve their technique.
Kristin is such a fabulous teacher. We love the fact she's a professional singer- so we get to see her perform and hear her beautiful voice each week. She understands the voice so well- my son and daughters singing has improved so much in a short space of time!
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