Teacher

Christine Menschner

German Vocal Arts Institute

Boston , MA, USA

Contact Website

Teacher Type

TEACHES ONLINE

Teaching Styles

Classical/Opera

Levels Taught

Professional
Young Artist/Emerging Pro
University
High School
Beginner

Bio

Sing with confidence in German

For classical singers who struggle with German, the 1:1 coaching at GVAI provides unique training experiences delivered by German instructors who train singers to master the subtle nuances of German pronunciation so that they can confidently perform in auditions and on stage.

You love singing and are ready to take it to the next level, getting ready for auditions, programs and competitions. Your technique and musicality has improved a lot over the last few months and you feel you have a real chance to stand out this time.

But if you see German repertoire requested on the application form, your hopes are fading quickly. You love your voice teacher and coach, but they cannot really help you to reach the language proficiency that you need to succeed in your audition.

We get it. A lot of singers feel this overwhelm when it comes to singing in German.

But you are not alone, GVAI can help you to improve. You will feel more confident and well prepared for your audition without spending too much time and money.

Book online coaching with Christine easily on GVAI's website: www.gvai.org

What people say about working with Christine:

"It was such a pleasure to observe the quick progress the singers made in the sessions with Christine. As a native speaker and singer, her guidance and practice exercises were so clear. Everyone progressed quickly with these life-long tools to improve their performance of German classical vocal repertoire. An added bonus was Christine's lively staging advice and historical perspective. Her classes are simply a delight!" Beth Kirchhoff - Chorusmaster Emeritus for Seattle Opera

"I first met Christine in a masterclass that I participated in for GVAI at the Classical Singer Convention in Boston. I learned so much from the masterclass, that I have since had Christine evaluate my recorded German repertoire and give me voice lessons via skype. Christine has been an immense help in learning authentic German diction. Her evaluations of recordings are very specific, detailed, and easy to understand. She helped me prepare for my undergraduate college auditions by giving me tips and guidance on my German repertoire. I was offered admission to many of the top voice programs in the country because of GVAI and Christine’s expertise." Nathan Schludecker

"I came to Christine for German diction help for the role I was singing. We dove right in and she helped me take apart each phrase and really understand both the intention and the pronunciation. In a very short time I came away with a few great tools to better communicate the language. I highly recommend Christine!" Breanna Hanson (Soprano), Seattle, WA

"There are nuances to pronouncing the German language that are nearly impossible to grasp without a very patient, native speaker. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to improve or polish their German repertoire and diction." Angela Jarosz about GVAI

"We learned a lot about the open and close sounds in German and primarily how to sound like a native speaker while singing." Eric Mendoza about GVAI

"Christine is a terrific German diction coach. She is a native German speaker and also a great singer which means she can help singers more than just give them the correct pronunciation. She is also very knowledgeable in German literature. When I had coaching sections with her, she always discussed how the poem were set and what kind of perspective a singer should have. Her help to me is way beyond a German coach can give." Ya-Li Lee, Seattle, WA