Voice & Guitar
Kristina is a professional vocal instructor, beginner guitar teacher, musician, songwriter, sound practitioner and performer in the Bay Area. She has been singing, acting, and performing for over 25 years, and has been teaching students privately for 8 years now. Trained at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Kristina, studied Music Business & Music Therapy with her main instrumental focus on the Voice. She also recently earned her certificate in Sound, Voice, & Music Healing, at the California Institute of Integral Studies. In addition to her comprehensive music background, she has a BA in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Massachusetts. To continue her own musical & cultural education, Kristina traveled to India in January 2015, to study Classical Indian Singing/Music under the world renowned, grammy-nominated performer, Silvia Nakkach.
Kristina released a solo album in 2008 entitled, Mermaid Tattoos, and has performed extensively throughout her life on the East Coast, West Coast, Europe, and India. She has taught in social services, special education classrooms, group sound/yoga workshops, and of course individually.
Kristina’s approach to teaching is to tailor lessons according to each student’s specific individual goals and desires. Technique, proper breath control, range development, improvisation, music theory, ear training, songwriting, and performance coaching are all part of her curriculum. Her youngest student is 5, and her oldest is in their 70’s. Kristina teaches everything from Pop, Country, Jazz/Blues, Classic/Indie Rock, Punk, Musical Theater, R&B, Electronica, and a splash of Opera.