Cristi teaches at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory and Merrimack College. She offers workshops nationally and internationally.
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As a teacher, Catt takes a kinesthetic approach, combining singing with imagery and physical work based on yoga to open the voice, ground the breath, and improve body alignment. (See Cristi's Singers Yoga Series under Yoga/Wellness.) She works with singers, instrumentalists and composers of diverse interests and backgrounds who want to learn more about singing. She enjoys helping singers find their unique musical path and to find repertoire that truly suits their voice, their personality and their passion.
Vocal instructor, Contemporary Improvisation
New England Conservatory
At New England Conservatory, Cristi serves as a vocal instructor in the College as a member of the Contemporary Improvisation Department, originally founded by Gunther Schuller and Ran Blake to explore crossroads between the worlds of Classical, World and Jazz music. She also teaches voice in the Preparatory School and Continuing Education School (SCE) and teaches Body Mechanics for Singers for SCE.
Assistant Professor, Professional Music
Berklee College of Music
Cristi was originally invited to teach a Movement for Musicians class at Berklee College of Music and is now a member of the Professional Music Department where she teaches Movement for Musicians and The Business of Professional Music.
Cristi recently helped launch a vocal program at Merrimack College, designing a voice class based on her methodology, KINESTHETIC SINGER, offering private lessons and voice coaching for productions, most recently My Fair Lady, for the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
Cristi previously taught at the Longy School of Music of Bard College and presents workshops and masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad. Most recently she led workshops in Yoga and Singing in Riga, Latvia and The Science of Singing in Sitka, Alaska.