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Instruments: Voice
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Funk, Showtunes, Spirituals, Swing, Soul

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Cristina V In Studio
Instruments: Voice
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Funk, Showtunes, Spirituals, Swing, Soul

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Ages Taught: 5-80
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Bachelor in Music, Songwriting major, Voice principal, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.

Master of Arts in Music Business, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

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AWARDS AND HONORS

Berklee Urban Service Award for Distinguished Musicians in Boston  -  2014

X-Factor TV Show, at “Teatro Nazionale”, Milan, Italy   -    2012

Best Original Song (Singer-Songwriter), Berklee in The Round    -   2012

Berklee Colleeg of Music Scholarship Award   -  2011

Best Original Song and Radio Performance, United Radios Music Contest  -   2010

Best Original Song (Singer-Songwriter), Festival delle Due Riviere    -  2009

Best Voice Performance, Telefono Azzurro, Music Competition    -  2008

Best Original Song (Singer-Songwriter), Cantazzurro     -    2008

 

Overview:

Cristina is a Singer-Songwriter, Music Producer, Performer, Writer, Entrepreneur, and Vocal Coach. Born in Milan, Italy, she moved to United States in 2011 to follow her passion for music and singing, and thanks to a scholarship, she could attend and graduate from Berklee College of Music, with a major in Songwriting. She also holds a Master Degree in Music Business and a Degree in Literature and Philosophy, Mass Communication, with a major in Journalism, both achieved at the prestigious Catholic University of Milan, Italy. She collaborated with Celebrity Series of Boston, she has been the Co-Founder, Project Manager of Music and Video Production of The Pillars Productions, LLC, and the Lead Singer of the band The Pillars, both projects created with her husband Alejandro Ramirez-Cisneros (Jandro Cisneros).

Some of her work as Lead Vocalist and Songwriter include “Nunc Coepi, Now I Begin”, award winner feature documentary directed by John Wykes, and music composed by Jandro Cisneros; “Cachorro”, short documentary nominated at the Eco FilmFestival 2016, Mexico City; “Oaxaca” a project by Jandro Cisneros in collaboration with the General Consul of Mexico in Boston, “Libera-mente” and “Dentro Te”, original compositions that lead her to win multiple songwriting competitions such as “Cantazzurro 2008”, “Festival delle Due Riviere”, and radio competitions like “United Radios Music Contest with Radio Monte Carlo, Radio 105, and Virgin Radio”.

Cristina is a recipient of the renown talent show X-Factor Italy, and she also worked at the major record label EMI Music Italy, where she promoted Italian tours and new releases of artists such as Katy Perry, Norah Jones, Joss Stone, Jet, Kings of Convenience, Lily Allen, 30 Seconds to Mars, Tiziano Ferro, Valerio Scanu and many others. She is currently working with her husband on the first album of The Pillars, which will be released in 2019.

EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching singing lessons for over a decade, to all students levels and ages, and I saw them successfully reaching their musical goals with confidence and passion, and that has been very rewarding for me. I always start from a very solid foundation on vocal technique, breath control, to move with expanding their vocal range, stamina, and vocal agility. I encourage my students to challenge themselves in performances, and auditions, so we also focus our work on preparing an appropriate repertoire, working on stage presence, performance skills, and stage fright, if any.

METHODS USED

For beginning students, who especially are children, I normally start from the fundamentals of voice technique in a very informal and fun way, so the students can enjoy the process of learning with ease and stress-free. When the student has a grasp of the basics, we start building a repertoire and working more specifically on performance skills. With adults, I generally try to understand first their goals, their specific needs, and guide my instruction accordingly to maintain the lesson engaging, interesting and fun, no matter their ability level.

LESSON STYLE

I prepare my students to succeed as performers and human beings, guiding them to find their true potential, going beyond their self-limitations. I work ONLY with WOMEN, of any age as young as 4/5 years old till adults, no matter what is their previous experience with music. As Alumna of one of the best music school in the world, Berklee College of Music, majored in Songwriting and Voice Performance, I teach my students Berklee's method combined with my personal experience and international background, since I'm originally from Milan, Italy. I prepare students for auditions, (I saw some of them winning music competitions), I teach them breathe management, healthy vocal technique, how to efficiently practice and learn songs, stage presence and performance skills. For the ones who aspire in pursuing a professional career in the music field, I teach contemporary harmony, ear training, songwriting and music business, since I also completed a Master in Music Business at the Catholic University of Milan, and worked at major label EMI Music Italy. I love to see my students growing their skills and their joy in singing, and me learning from them too! I love to give my best to all of them, and I love the challenge of knowing that is also my responsibility to grow their motivation and engagement as coach! I never understood the true importance of a mentor, till the moment I became one, and I witnessed the incredible empowerment for students who started to believe in themselves only because a mentor was believing in them first.

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