Hi, I'm Chris
As a singer who started from scratch, I help singers find real progress in their singing and build the confidence to express themselves. Read more about my story and mission at the button below.
The Difference You'll Experience with Chris
We'll Work Together to Help you Develop Your Own Unique Style
How do you sound more like yourself and not like you're copying the singer? With Chris, you'll see concrete ways that your movements transform the sounds you hear...so that you'll have the full spectrum of colors in your voice.
No Technique-Boxes Here
Popular methods likes Speech Level Singing didn't remotely help Chris when he first started singing...neither did classical Bel Canto techniques. These methods do, however, have their place! So in lessons, we include and transcend techniques to see what actually helps you, right now, in your singing.
We Aren't Going to Sing "Mum, Mum, Mum" for All of Eternity
We connect the exercises to the exact song you want to sing! You won't be doing random exercises that don't seem to connect at all to your actual song. Chris will help you see how and why an exercise helps you do what you want to do in your singing
Kind, Encouraging Feedback
Have an audition coming up? Not sure if your song is performance ready? Chris gives you kind, encouraging and honest feedback that takes a realistic view of what's possible in what time frame, while seeing the inspiring potential for your voice.
This is a No-Judgement, Enjoy-Your-Voice-Now-While-We-Grow Space for Singing
Chris started with no natural ability as a singer and put in the real work to become a better singer, so he doesn't expect you to already "have talent" before you can start singing. If you can't match a single pitch, you're in safe hands. He's walked that path and has brought hundreds of students through that journey successfully and enjoyably.
You'll Make Progress in Your Favorite Styles
Chris has worked with competitive classical singers, R&B singers, Country, you-name-it. Because he can hear what you are doing inside the mouth and throat to make every sound, he can break down what you need to move forward in that genre.
He has even worked with rappers, public corporate speakers and comedic impressionists!
Subscribe for the Free Singing Confidence Class, Singing Worksheets and 50% off Your First Lesson with Chris
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Not Sure Where to Start?
Try the Free Singing Confidence Class for Adults
The Singing Confidence Class is a one-time intro class all about finding confidence in your voice. It’s a live class on Zoom where you’ll get a chance to ask questions and see what it takes to find confidence in your voice, even if you've never taken lessons before, if you're not sure if you "can sing" , if you've run into some sticking points in your journey or if you've had traumatic experiences with singing in the past. It’s held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month for both beginner and experienced adult singers. Even if you can't make the time, just sign up anyway. You'll still get all the exercises and tools from the class, be able to ask your questions and get feedback from Chris over email.
You’ll find a new sense of confidence in your voice, a chance to face your singing fears in a fun, easy way (without actually having to sing) and some other helpful worksheets and tools you’ll be sent after the class to help you along your singing journey. This is the class I wish I had when I started singing, so I’m so glad to be able to share this with you :) I only allow five people at a time per class, so don't worry, you won't get "lost in the crowd". Kids aren't allowed in the class, so don't worry, you won't stick out like a sore thumb.
When you sign up with your email, you’ll get occasional emails from me on how singing can help you find the nerve to express yourself, find your unique sound and style, connect with others through singing and get out of your head and into your heart.
You'll know what to do when stage fright shows up in your voice.
You’ll know what to do when you feel panic rising after being put on the spot to sing...whether that’s at a lesson, a performance etc. What happens to your breathing and emotions and the sound of your voice, and how to respond to that in a helpful way.
Never pursued singing before? You'll find out if you can actually sing (without being put on the spot).
You’ll understand who can and can’t sing. Can someone who doesn’t “sound good” when they sing, actually learn to sound good? As a singer who started with no natural ability, no ability to sing in tune/on key/whatever-ya-wanna-call-it who later performed and taught, I got to see the whole picture, so I’m sharing my insights with you here.
You'll understand the most important ingredient to sounding good when you sing...no matter what you're singing
You’ll understand the most important ingredient you need to sound good when you sing (plus exercises to practice at home) regardless of genre. So if you’re singing pop, rock, yodeling, indian classical music, opera, whatever the genre, there is one common thread throughout every kind of singing that must be working well in order to sound good when you sing.
You'll save hours of confusion, research, videos, etc because you can just ask Chris...the real-deal singer and voice teacher.
It's so much easier and more effective to ask your questions directly to Chris, someone who has been in the trenches, studied singing for over a decade, worked with hundreds of students and techniques (both the cutting-edge science back ones and the tried-and-true old school ones) than to dig through hours of online resources that leave you frustrated and confused and take away time that could be spent actually singing and getting better with real feedback from Chris.
What You’ll Do Before the Class
Before the class, you'll send in your questions and story with singing and I will tailor the class to you.
What Happens During the Class
You'll get to meet new singers, start your first exercises, learn what exactly builds confidence in your singing and get questions on singing answered.
What Changes After the Class
After the class, you'll come away with the tools to tackle stage fright, breathe better for singing and sound good when you sing.
Why Singers Recommend Attending the Free Singing Confidence Class
"After the Saturday class I knew I would enjoy learning from Chris, his enthusiasm is very infectious and what he told us during the class made perfect logical sense. Gave me the belief I could learn to sing. .”
This workshop helped me to think about confidence and singing in a different way. There were a couple of eye-openers, such as re-evaluating they way we think about anxiety and nervous energy, and the section on how to breath when you have stage fright. I would definitely recommend this workshop to anybody who wants to become more confident and comfortable with their own voice.
This workshop made me feel ready to dive into singing! It was a fun and safe environment.. I can’t wait to continue to learn and grow as a singer!
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The Synergistic Studio is Located Online & in Austin
Near 183 and Anderson Mill by the Austin Aquarium
Oh and yes, I'm a real person.
So if you're not going to take the class, I'd love to know what's holding you back or if there is something I can do to help you along your singing journey. It really helps me figure out how to be the best voice teacher (and human) I can be :) Just drop me a line below.