Online Lessons

As a measure to keep my students and community healthy, I am happy to offer online lessons to all current and future students. For several years, I have taught private voice lessons via video chat to students who live in other states. In light of the current situation, I am going to extend that option to all of my voice and piano students.

I am looking forward to attending a virtual NATS workshop this weekend to gain new tools and insights into online teaching. (If you are interested in attending you can register here. It is open to everyone.) https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6381896846120815628?fbclid=IwAR3PENyfzuDeCTNw9jyDLtYuyLaaqSZdefihYVLS2KWYcyZ4araixv0pYAE

My plan is to keep informed and evolve as needed. As of today, I am still offering private lessons in person at my studio in Ovation Academy (they remain closed on an extended spring break, following the lead of McKinney ISD), Music & Arts in McKinney (they do an incredible job sanitizing several times a day), as well as in home lessons. I urge you all to only attend in person lessons if you and your household are all in good health. Even if you are in good health, feel free to take advantage of online lessons. They can be really fun and may relieve stress about risk of exposure.

Finally I want to encourage you all to keep singing and playing the piano and making music!! Music is good for your mental, physical and emotional health. Also, try to keep consistent in your lessons. It is good to have a sense of normalcy and routine.

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“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest.”

Henry David Thoreau

Private Voice Lessons

Hi!  I am Christina Dragoo.  Welcome to my studio website.  I am delighted to offer private voice lessons in McKinney and Addison!  I am a professional opera singer with 20 years of experience teaching advanced singersbeginning students, and working with children’s voices.

“Christina Dragoo is a great singing coach for all levels of performers…. and for all genres of music too!
You’ll be closer to attaining your singing goals after working with her!”

— MARGO MANNING OF MARGO MANNING CASTING & ACTING STUDIO

In addition to opera singers, I have coached pop and R&B vocalists, country artists, rock musicians, actors, choir members, and beginning singers.  Some of my professional students include Lorena TassinariHeXx Henderson, and Chyka Jackson.  I have worked as the children’s chorus master and vocal coach for the California Philharmonic and several opera companies.

I combine a friendly teaching style with expert knowledge of the singing voice.

All ages and levels welcome!  Contact me today to schedule a free trial voice lesson!!

Christina Dragoo (909) 969-3856.  ChristinaDragoo@gmail.com

Testimonials

“Carrying her own professional experience as a top notch performer, Ms. Dragoo transmits her music expertise into her students with charismatic charm and gentleness. These students transform into great musicians, and they emote the qualities needed for a spectacular performance. Ms. Dragoo has the ability to train and relate to all ages using proper techniques and pedagogy. I would recommended Ms. Dragoo to any student who wants to see major musical growth with care and affirmation of their potential.”

— Walteria Caldwell, Executive Director of Diversita Opera

“We love Ms. Christina! She has a unique teaching style which makes learning music so enjoyable for my 5 year old daughter. She’s disciplined without being intimidating and is very knowledgeable in her music pedagogy. She applies theories of teaching music in a subtle way so my daughter stays engaged. I love that she works on reading music, technique, theory, composition and performance. I would recommend Ms. Christina to children and adults, new or experienced. She’s wonderful!”

— Gina Peirce

“I’ve been going to Christina for the last couple of years for my singing training, since I started with her my Opera skills have improved tremendously. I love that she is so cheerful, positive, patient, she explains everything with details and she has never made me feel uncomfortable or unmotivated like others have in the past. Love the recitals she puts together. She is a great instructor and worth every penny! Best music teacher in town!”

— Stephanie Kantu, Chief Executive Officer of Skinny Secret

Auditions: Opera and Musical Theatre

Opera Scenes Workshop: Summer Program

We are holding auditions on Saturday May 13th to cast singers in our summer scenes workshop.  We will be casting all voice types in scenes from opera and musical theatre repertoire.  We prefer to hear auditions live and in person.  You are also welcome to send a recording in lieu of a live audition.

To schedule your audition, email ChristinaDragoo@gmail.com

The Opera Shorts Opera Scenes Workshop provides an opportunity to develop your experience and bolster your resume while working with the highest quality experts and coaches.  We have opportunities for professionals, emerging artists, teenagers and children.

Dallas Fort Worth Opera Scenes Workshop.  Opera Opportunities and Outreach!

  

Opera Auditions

Opera Shorts: Opera Scenes Workshop

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We are holding auditions on Saturday February 4th.  We prefer to hear auditions live and in person.  But you are also welcome to send a video recording in lieu of a live audition.

To schedule your audition, email ChristinaDragoo@gmail.com

The Opera Shorts Opera Scenes Workshop provides an opportunity to develop your experience and bolster your resume while working with the highest quality experts and coaches.  We have opportunities for emerging professionals, young artists, teenagers and children.

Dallas Fort Worth Opera Scenes Workshop.  Opera Opportunities and Outreach!

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Fall 2016

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I am so excited about all the wonderful music lessons opportunities this Fall!

I am thrilled to offer private voice lessons in McKinney and Addison!  I have over 15 years of experience teaching advanced singersbeginning students, and working with children’s voices.  I also offer piano lessons for children ages 4 and up.

Auditions are currently in process for our Opera Workshop with roles available for adults, teens and children.

I am delighted to deliver Lil Musicians Classes to our wonderful local daycares.  These are amazing classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers!

Contact me today to set up your free trial voice lesson, to schedule your opera workshop audition, or to have Teacher Christina visit your school or daycare.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Voice Mail or Text (909) 969-3856  Email ChristinaDragoo@gmail.com

Christina Dragoo’s Biography

Hi, I am Christina Dragoo.  I have 20 years of experience as a professional singer and a voice teacher.  Originally based in Los Angeles CA (using my maiden name Christina Marie Linton), I now live in Dallas with my daughter.  I am happy to welcome adults and children to my studio.  I teach in two locations, one in Addison near the Dallas Galleria and the other in McKinney.

I began my musical studies at the age of 2 when I begged my parents for a violin.  They very generously rented a 1/16 size violin and started me on toddler music lessons. Eventually I traded violin for voice, earning my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Lawrence University and attending the Bel Canto Institute in Florence, Italy.

Having performed with Opera Pasadena, Center Stage Opera, Repertory Opera Company, the Secret Rose Theatre, California Opera Ensemble, Golden West Opera Theatre, the Sierra Madre Playhouse, at the Alex Theatre, The Viper Room, the Renaissance Fair, in Los Angeles Fashion Week, and the Florence International Music Festival, I developed a reputation for the beauty of my voice and my skill as an actress.

Christina's Students Singing with Cal Phil

I have also had success as a vocal music educator.  My students have sung at Disney Hall, Angel Stadium, on the TV show “Ugly Betty,” with the California Philharmonic, Repertory Opera Company, Opera Pasadena and have appeared in numerous musical theatre productions.  I Served as Vocal Music Department Chair at the Claremont Community School of Music from 2008 – 2010.  And in 2012 I recruited and trained 3 outstanding voice teachers for the school.  The CCSM voice department is now widely recognized throughout Los Angeles County as a place of excellent vocal instruction.  I enjoy teaching (and singing)  a wide variety of musical styles and I have experience helping everyone from beginners to professional singers.

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