Christina is a freelance singer and professional voice and piano teacher in Northern Virginia. With over 15 years of experience teaching voice and piano, she specializes in both classical and contemporary styles. Christina holds undergraduate degrees in Television/Radio/Film and Music and a graduate degree in Music Education from Syracuse University.
By day, Christina works as a Music teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. In her 15 years with FCPS, she taught K-6 General Music as well as Middle School and High School Chorus. She has extensive opportunities teaching ages 5-adult both privately and in the choral setting. She enjoys working with students who have special needs to facilitate musical expression. Christina is also a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and teaches yoga classes to performers, athletes, students and the pre-natal/post-natal populations.
Christina actively keeps up with professional development and has completed workshops with world-renown voice specialists. She received the 2018 Joan Frey Boytim Award for the Independent Teachers.
Christina completed all levels of Somatic Voicework The LoVetri Method ™, training and is recognized as a Distinguished Voice Professional by the New York State Singing Teachers Association, and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and The Virginia Music Educators Association. Christina has specialized training in social-emotional learning from the Greater Good Institute for Educators at Berkeley.
Christina has music directed shows at various FCPS Schools. As a performer, Christina has extensive experience as a church musician and has performed in many musicals. Christina also appeared on the stage of Blues Alley in Georgetown and on the stage of the Little Theatre of Alexandria.
Christina has worked with hundreds of students, some of who have earned lead roles in musicals, been accepted in the Governor’s School, Interlochen, and who have gone on to study and perform music professionally.
In her free time, Christina enjoys CrossFit, yoga, photography, travel, salsa/swing dancing and spending time with her daughter. Christina also has experience taking elementary – high school students abroad and is a former karate instructor.
“Christina is an excellent singing instructor and I find learning from her to be fun and adventurous. She never ceases to amaze me with each new technique she comes up with to improve my overall vocal quality. I’m just a beginner, with a little over a year of lessons, yet I can feel my confidence naturally falling into place which I find exciting and fulfilling. She definitely tunes into individual circumstances and addresses how to get stronger as a student engaged in singing.” –Kathy, Adult Student