“We are so fortunate to have found Kristin Huffman. My son had worked with several vocal coaches prior to Kristin, but none had taken such a holistic approach to teaching. Over the past year, Kristin has taken the time to get to know my son, including learning about his goals and interests as well as helping him through vocal challenges as they arise. My son’s interest in theater, singing and acting didn’t peak until his teens, and Kristin was the perfect coach to get him caught up and focused, while helping him to set expectations throughout the competitive auditioning process. Her passion for sharing her love for singing is contagious, and there is nothing more gratifying as a parent to hear your child say, “Mom, Kristin is a miracle worker!” She is professional, patient, attentive and most of all, cares about you and your child as if you are family. Whether your child is looking to get into singing or you are an adult trying to hone your craft, Kristin is simply the best!”
My methodology for teaching vocal technique is a combination of "Mix" and "Bel Canto". It's the most beautiful and the safest way to sing.
We also focus on site-reading, playing piano as appropriate to a vocalist, and audition skills that are so crucial. This is my speciality.
My older students and very advanced younger students seeking a professional career in music and theatre, also get heavy dose of "The business of theatre".
I am always happy to connect my students to my roster of professionals including agents, casting directors, classes with directors, and a variety of other networking opportunities that are crucial to a career in this business.
Bridgeport students had the opportunity to work with producer Mark Holleran (Holleranmedia.com) to make a spot for After School at The Klein - made possible by ASK's partnership with Kristin's New Paradigm Theatre.
"First let me say how thoroughly amazing Kristin was at the NATS Master Class today. She was vibrant, inspiring, succinct and really gave each singer exactly what they needed to help improve their audition skills. Brava!!!"
-Roy Mazzacane, Voice Faculty-Western CT State University
"On behalf of the CT chapter of NATS, thank you for the wonderful master class! I've had nothing but positive feedback from teachers and students alike. Your vibrant energy was engaging and you offered real and useful tips for preparing audition repertoire. You have a special gift for interacting with college age singers: reassuring and entertaining while not ignoring issues that need to be addressed. I hope you'll come again."
-Sincerely yours, Laura Mashburn president, CT NATS
I first saw Kristin at a Master Class she gave for NATS and I immediately determined I had to have her come give her class to my students at the University of Bridgeport. When she did it was a huge success. Kristin's amazing energy and charm engaged the students at once, and the information she gave them was invaluable. Whether she's giving out pragmatic advice for how to market yourself, or artistic advice on how to choose and perform your song, she makes serious business fun. Our students learned a lot and all left feeling great about themselves. I couldn't have asked for more.
" I wanted to thank you for the wonderful helpful comments we received on our chorus pieces at Six Flags New England's Music in the Parks. I did a bit of research on you and presented it in class which thrilled my students. Your experience and expertise made it "click" with my chorus.
I am a clarinetist and not a trained vocalist or vocal teacher, so I was thrilled to see the things I am doing well and the things I need to improve.Your comments were extremely helpful and encouraging for all of us!"
Thank you again,
Music Teacher - Matthew J. Kuss Middle School
"I am so glad I had Kristin Huffman come teach her Master Class on MusicalTheater Auditions. It was by far one of the most comprehensive classes we've ever had at the Bushnell. Kristin covered everything from
presentation techniques to headshots. She was realistic and honest and
entertaining. The students loved Kristin's class and I will definitely be
asking her to come back."
Artistic Director, Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship