—Faith Porter, NYC actor, BA Musical Theater, Marymount Manhattan College
—Colie Smigliani, Chicago actor and theater educator, BFA Musical Theater, Roosevelt University
Kristy completely changed my perception of singing. I started taking voice lessons with her sophomore year of high school, and in the next several years, my potential for a career in musical theatre completely changed. While I once considered singing to be my weakest skill, the skills I developed under Kristy have made my voice not only my most powerful asset, but one that has given me the most opportunities while performing in New York City. From South Shore stages to Carnegie Hall, Kristy is the reason I’m able to pursue a performance career. Plus…her kids are adorable.
—Roger Dawley, NYC actor, lead in PAW Patrol Live! national tour, member of Actor Therapy
We were lucky to find Kristy when our son was in high school. Kristy gave him the skills to improve as a singer and really hone his talent. With her guidance and nurturing his confidence and skill really took off. Kristy prepared him for auditions as well as for roles in his high school and community theater productions. When it came time to apply to colleges her background in admissions was invaluable! She was encouraging and realistic in her advice which was refreshing to us as parents. Kristy has gone from being an excellent teacher and mentor to a wonderful friend.
—Maura Dawley, parent
Kristy is skilled at creating a safe, nurturing environment for her students. Kristy has a natural ability to build rapport with her students. This, along with her refined skills as a vocal coach, has enabled my daughter to take vocal risks, develop her individual singing style, and grow as a singer. My daughter is now looking toward college auditions for musical theater. Kristy’s expertise has played an integral part in giving my daughter the confidence to meet all of her auditions with a polished and well refined vocal sound. I can’t recommend Kristy enough!
—Jillian Ayer, parent
Our daughter started taking voice lessons with Kristy in the winter of 2018, her senior year at high school. I only wish we found her years earlier. Kristy is truly a fabulous voice teacher and person. She has greatly developed our daughter’s voice and her vocal technique in a very short period of time. Kristy’s amazing vocal talents and warm, delightful, and fun personality makes students work hard, while making them feel at ease and part of her family – a unique characteristic of Kristy. Our daughter will be studying musical theater at Northwestern University, and I know Kristy will continue to guide her along the way. Kristy is both extremely talented and a gift to her students – I cannot recommend her enough!
—Cathy Huycke, parent