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Ellen C.

International Jazz Singer Specializing in Vocal Improvisation

International Jazz Singer Specializing in Vocal Improvisation

$45/hour

  • 213 hours tutoring

About Ellen


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Singing is one of the most liberating and evocative methods of communication a person can experience.
I have been teaching vocalization for the past forty years. I have a Masters in Music Education and a minor in English Studies. When tutoring vocals studies, I create engaging and comprehensive teaching lessons. The lesson plans are specific and focused on the individual need of the students. I have conducted international residencies and master classes in Italy, Switzerland, Germany,...

Singing is one of the most liberating and evocative methods of communication a person can experience.
I have been teaching vocalization for the past forty years. I have a Masters in Music Education and a minor in English Studies. When tutoring vocals studies, I create engaging and comprehensive teaching lessons. The lesson plans are specific and focused on the individual need of the students. I have conducted international residencies and master classes in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Senegal, and Brazil. I have, also, taught master classes at University Music Departments, Performance Centers, and Art Institutes in the United States. The tutored classes consist of studies ranging from: traditional bel canto techniques, vocal improvisation, sight singing, harmony, rhythm studies, vocal phrasing (scatting)over chord changes and modal structures, developing repertoire, and interpreting jazz standards. I, also, tutor performance technique, vocal recording technique, digital music production and music software using Cubase and Logic.
I want the students to benefit as much as possible from the tutoring lesson. So ,I gladly welcome any suggestions or input from the students or parents. I am very accessible and quick to respond to all inquiries regarding the tutoring information. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a lesson.
Ellen Christi is currently the director of Eclectic Arts and founder of Network Records. She has received grants and commissions from New York State Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer, and Mary Flager .She has taught master classes at New York University, Tufts, the New School, International Music Congress in Hamburg, Art Institute of Chicago, and ULEF Teaching Institute in Basel, Switzerland


Education

B.A. SUNY Empire State College
Music and English
New York University
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Computer

Music Production

Music Production

I am an independent recording engineer. I have been in the business for the last forty years. Recording engineering is the science of recording, mixing, reproducing sound, and manipulation of sound. I have experience in audio preservation, including media identification; physical treatment; playback, and analog-to-digital conversion; production and specification of master files.I am proficient in Logic and Cubase, specializing in editing and sound design. I have worked on a number of podcast projects and audible book recording projects. My client base encompasses projects in the USA and internationally.

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English, Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

English, Reading

Music

General Music,

General Music

International residencies and master classes have been conducted in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Senegal, and Brazil. I have, also, taught master classes at University Music Departments, Performance Centers, and Art Institutes in the United States.The master classes consist of studies ranging from: traditional bel canto techniques, vocal improvisation, sight singing, harmony, rhythm studies, vocal phrasing (scatting)over chord changes and modal structures, developing repertoire, interpreting jazz standards, arranging and personalizing songs, the study of songwriting(lyrics/poetry),and developing stage presence. Also, I teach recording technique, digital music production and music software using Cubase and Logic.
Music Production,

Music Production

I am an independent recording engineer. I have been in the business for the last forty years. Recording engineering is the science of recording, mixing, reproducing sound, and manipulation of sound. I have experience in audio preservation, including media identification; physical treatment; playback, and analog-to-digital conversion; production and specification of master files.I am proficient in Logic and Cubase, specializing in editing and sound design. I have worked on a number of podcast projects and audible book recording projects. My client base encompasses projects in the USA and internationally.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

I have, also, taught master classes at University Music Departments, Performance Centers, and Art Institutes in the United States.
Music Theory

Summer

Reading

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Positive and enjoyable

I had my 1st lesson with her and she was delightful and encouraging. She did notice issues and did not judge she just suggested how to fix it and it was spot on! I recommend her to anyone and will defiantly have another lesson with her in the future. :)

Enid, 1 lesson with Ellen

Excellent Lesson

Ellen was a pleasure to work with and provides a magnitude of teachings that help in all aspects of singing. Her patience and thorough expertise in what it takes to be a great singer was exactly what I needed! Truly an amazing experience and a great teacher!

Madalyn, 1 lesson with Ellen

Great Balance of Skills

My daughter tried three different teachers for voice lessons and enjoyed Ellen’s lessons the most out of all three. She really likes the way Ellen balanced some music theory/technique activities with singing songs that she enjoys. We’re excited to continue lessons with Ellen!

Heather, 10 lessons with Ellen

Voice lesson

It was a pleasure working with Ellen. She is very knowledgeable and easy to get along with! We had fun! I look forward to our next lesson.

Tenille, 3 lessons with Ellen

Genuine, Down to Earth, and Competent

The first thing that caught my attention was Ellen’s energetic and youthful energy. She is relatable, and it’s easy to get comfortable around her. The most exciting thing about her lessons is that Ellen has her own personal experience with singing that is impressive to say the least. She is teaching from a place of genuine experience. Definitely check out her website when you get a chance. I’m glad to have chosen her as a tutor!

Dina, 1 lesson with Ellen

My First vocal Session

In Our first class we covered a little theory and the concept jazz vocal improvisation. We covered the importance of breath as it relates to tonal quality. I found Ellen to be both patient and knowledgeable.

Ted, 14 lessons with Ellen

Kind, patient and knowledgeable tutor

I just had my first lesson with Ellen today, and she was so kind that I knew I wouldn't be afraid to ask questions in her class. I look forward to our next lesson!

Judy, 3 lessons with Ellen

great Lesson

I enjoyed my lesson with Ellen! I learned new exercises to practice for singing. I listened to a song that was new to me!

JoAnn, 4 lessons with Ellen

Absolute positivity and progress

I have no confidence in my voice and I’m an introvert by nature. My first lesson was Ellen was great. She saw that I needed reassurance and was capable of calming me down and bringing out a natural tone out of my voice. I’m still having a hard time believing I was capable of producing a good sound. Ellen C. Is very sweet and patient and will go the extra mile to ensure your progress. I have nothing bad to say about her. If I did I would not recommend her to anyone or write a review.

Shawn, 1 lesson with Ellen
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$45/hour

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Response time: 3 hours