Cristina Vaira
Cristina Vaira

Cristina Vaira

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Introduction: 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, and children, 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 as a Vocalist, 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, performance skills, and anything the students want to work on. I teach also Piano for Beginners, and 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 witness their joy in singing, and as a teacher, I learn 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. Through a partnership with my husband, artist, music producer and filmmaker, Jandro Cisneros, we develop my best students who are really interested in pursuing a music career, and we offer them Recording Master Classes, real experience in recording studios, while producing their songs and music videos. If you are interested in this option, please contact me. Thank you!

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Elizabeth S.

My daughter Liv, is fourteen and Cristina has been working with her for almost eight months. We cannot say enough good things! She is so very talented, but also kind, energetic and wise. My daughter has been singing since she has been two years old---from the moment she wakes until she goes to bed--happy or sad, my girl sings. We wish we would have met Cristina years ago. Liv's improvement has been immense and we actually enjoy listening to her now. Our first lesson, by chance started when Covid 19 shut everything down so we never got a chance to actually meet Cristina in person but the remote lessons have been a hit for sure! She managed to fill my daughter's bucket when no one else could. She is very positive and leaves her glowing and happy all day after each lesson. We have since had my son taking piano from her as well and we are equally happy with that! My five year old is almost ready for her lessons too. It really feels like we have someone else who cares about our children's well being. We are so grateful to have found her!
Cristina Vaira's reply
Wow Elizabeth!!! Thank you so much for your wonderful words!! Almost made me cry!! I feel incredibly honored for being part of Liv and Thomas music education and I really try every lessons to give them my very best!! As you know, I immensely care about each student as they are my own children and listening them growing musically, and not only, makes me feel so proud!!! Love you all, thank you again!!
Oct 17, 2020
Christa R.

Kudos, I really enjoyed working with Cristina. She was so patient. I had a hard time working zoom, she became not only a voice coach but a computer teacher. Even though the technical difficulty was my fault she let my voice lesson go over the time limit so I could get the full lesson. I highly recommend her. She made me sound GOOD. Impressive!! Thank you so much
Cristina Vaira's reply
Thank you so much Christa for your beautiful words! I truly appreciate you taking the time to write this! It means so much to me!! I'm very happy that you were feeling very supported both vocally and technologically speaking!! It was very important for me to make sure you could have a very positive experience and feel that you could see improvements on your voice right in the spot. It has been a pleasure working with you, you have a vocal gift and I hope you will keep singing beyond our lessons! God bless you dear!
May 26, 2021
Zoe P.

I'm so happy that my daughter got a piano teacher like Cristina. She is amazing, she's very patient, and very kind. My daughter has learned a lot with the couple of lessons that she has gotten. Cristina has gone above and beyond in helping my daughter, with her lessons. I appreciate it so much what she has done. My daughter is very shy, but Cristina has giving her a lot of confidence, I can see it whenever she's done doing a song with her, my daughter feels so proud of herself, it's so cute. Thank you so much Cristina. You are amazing!
Cristina Vaira's reply
Thank SO much Zoe!!! Your beautiful words means a world to me!! It's such a pleasure for me being Zelene's teacher, she is such a lovely girl and she is my teacher too! I learn so much from her and because of that she pushes me to become a better teacher! She has lots of potential and my goal with her is to help her to be a better human through music! As music is one of the most powerful tool for child development, I want to make sure that she feels it as fun. I love her!
Apr 21, 2021
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"Cristina is a fantastic voice teacher! For years I couldn't understand how to give the right support to my voice and how to manage my breath correctly, and she made it so simple for me not only to understand it but also to apply it successfully. She fixed details of my singing that made a huge difference in my professional career as a singer-songwriter, such as relaxing my jaw and all muscles except for the abdominals during the singing, focusing on vowels to facilitate vocal runs, and many other tips that I will treasure for the rest of my career. Besides her high professional knowledge, she is also a wonderful human that everyone would love to work with, as she put all her heart and soul into her profession and you can tell immediately. I highly recommend her for everyone who wants to really learn (or improve) the correct vocal technique, but also grow musical knowledge, in-fact, if interested, she is also able to prepare you for ear training, sight singing, harmony, beginning piano and even songwriting...yes, you can learn how to professionally write songs with her as she majored in Songwriting at the prestigious Berklee College of Music!"
Cristina Vaira's reply
Thank you so much Alejandro!!! Your heartfelt words give me immense joy!! As you know, I love my job and I do what I do for a true passion of helping and coaching my students to achieve their best potential, not only vocally and musically, but also helping them to have a confident voice to succeed in life, and you inspired a lot in doing this! Thank you so much!! You are a true inspiration for me!
Mar 16, 2021
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Rachel A.

Singing Lessons

I’ve studied voice for close to a decade (both privately and as part of my college major) and Cristina’s teaching has made singing easier than it’s ever been. Even though I’ve only been working with her for a couple of months, I no longer fear if I’ll hit a note because I know how to support it and have confidence in that. On top of that, Cristina puts so much effort into our lessons, and wants you to grow not only as a singer but as a well-rounded musician with a good ear and knowledge of music theory. She’s really a wonderful instructor and such a pleasure to work with!
Cristina Vaira's reply
Rachel THANK YOU SO MUCH for your incredible words!!! This just give me so much more motivation to keep improving the classes and always try to give my best to each student! You have been a very special one and I feel so proud of your work so far, you are an hard worker and I feel immense joy in teaching to a so high committed student as you are! Thank you again!
Nov 7, 2017
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Cristina Vaira


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I ask the customer previous experience with the subject they are interested in, what are the goals they want to achieve with lessons, and give a brief introduction about the work we are going to develop. I always shape the classes based on the level of the students so they can feel comfortable with the learning process.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I completed a Bachelor in Music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, specializing in Songwriting and Voice Performance. I also completed a Master Degree in Music Business, and I also took additional classes on Vocal Jazz Ensemble at the New England Conservatory, Boston, MA.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I started to teach first in a music school in Milan, Italy, while I was also developing a career as a performer, winning multiple singing and songwriting contests in my country, included being featured at the renown talent show X-Factor.

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