Christina is a professional music educator in Northern Virginia. With over 15 years of experience teaching voice and piano, she specializes in functional voice training for all styles. Christina holds undergraduate degrees in Music and Television/Radio/Film and a graduate degree in Music Education from Syracuse University.
Christina is a Music Teacher at Bailey’s Upper Elementary School, a magnet school for the arts and sciences in Fairfax County. Former positions include the Choral Director at West Potomac HS, Choral Director at Key Middle School, Lead Music Teacher at Pine Spring Elementary School, and Manager for All Things Rock, LLC. She served as Music Department Chair and District X Chorus chair. She is also a certified Little Kids Rock teacher and certified Google Educator. Christina teaches ages 5-adult both privately and in the choral setting.
Christina is actively involved in continuous professional development. She completed a CETA Certificate of Study with the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts program and has taken numerous workshops with accomplished vocal pedagogues. Christina is certified in all levels of Somatic Voicework, The LoVetri Method ™. She has training and expertise in teaching children’s voices, vocal styles, and working with students with special needs. Many of Christina’s students have been accepted in programs such as the Governor’s School, Interlochen, and All-State Chorus, and have gone on to study and perform music professionally.
Christina is recognized as a Distinguished Voice Professional by the New York State Singing Teachers Association, and is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and The Virginia Music Educators Association. Christina received specialized training in social-emotional learning from the Greater Good Institute for Educators at Berkeley as well as MindUp training from FCPS. She also recently received the prestigious Joan Frey Boytim Award for Independent Voice Teachers through the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Christina music-directs shows at various FCPS schools and has extensive experience with musical theatre repertoire. As a performer, she is a former church musician and has appeared on the stages of various venues such as the Little Theatre of Alexandria and Blues Alley.
Christina is passionate about taking students on international learning adventures, is a former black belt karate instructor, and a certified Yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance (RYT-200, RPYT). In her free time, Christina enjoys yoga, photography, travel, and spending time with her family.
“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