My name is Christiana Cole. I have been singing professionally for the last 18 years, and have been teaching voice for 12 years, to both children and adults.
In addition to my private studio, I’ve been a guest lecturer on performance and public speaking at Columbia University, musical theater performance at SUNY New Paltz, and on the private voice faculty at the New York Film Academy Musical Theater Conservatory. I love talking about singing!
Classically trained singers such as myself are taught to produce the biggest, most powerful sound with the most precise control, all while doing no harm to the vocal chords. This method of singing – the “bel canto” or “beautiful voice” method – is what I teach all of my students. Not everybody wants to sing opera – but this technique will make you an infinitely better singer, in whatever genre you choose. I myself mostly sing musical theatre and pop – but my classical technique is what gives me an extra edge, and is the foundation of my singing.
In addition to singers, I also work with non-singing actors who wish to improve their speaking voices. With the breathing techniques I teach, my students have more vocal stamina, and a richer, more resonant speaking voice that carries much further than an untrained voice.
You will be amazed at the difference you’ll feel in both your speaking and singing voice (and all-around well being) once you begin breathing more easily and efficiently.
– $80 per 55 minute lesson
*OR prepay $375 for 5 lessons – $75 per lesson, for a savings of $25
*OR prepay $700 for 10 lessons – $70 per lesson, for a savings of $100!
– 24 hour cancellation policy ($20 rescheduling fee anytime a lesson is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance)
– I teach my private voice students at my home studio in Brooklyn.
“The change we heard in the singers was incredible – it verged on ‘faith healer’ territory. Thank you again. It was an amazing experience for the singers, and I learned a lot. I’m so happy to refer singers to you.”
– composer Sam C., after a clinic I ran for some of his cast members
“Thank you for such an amazing lesson! That was the first time I truly felt a song.”
– Lisette S.
“Thank you for creating an environment of compassion and understanding. It’s truly a gift to be able to work with someone who creates a welcome and open environment.”
– Lauren G.
“Christiana is my ideal coach. She instantly puts me at ease, while at the same time pouring all of her energy and immense knowledge of theater and music into the work. I definitely feel the most confident walking into a callback after a Christiana coaching!”
– Sarah Z.
Right after an audition: “Crushed it. AND while sick. You have worked wonders on my voice!”
– Lindsey Z.
“You should probably post ‘before and after’ clips of your students singing, because people’s minds will be blown.”
– Kodi M.