Christian Luu Voice Studio
I'm a young, energetic voice teacher and coach who specializes in getting to know a student personally and helping them find their voice. My favorite styles to teach are classic Broadway, contemporary Broadway, and pop/rock. I'm able to teach any style.
I teach all ages. The most experience I have is with ages 6-21 but I am qualified to teach the adults as well as the aging voice.
Nothing gives me more joy than being able to help my students reach their goals. My favorite moment during voice lessons is when a student nails something that they've never been able to do before and we get to celebrate our work together!
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Every student is different and has different needs, but this is my rundown of what I like to do during my first lesson with a student:
1. Meet, greet, get to know each other. Your comfort as a student is imperative, because I want you to feel comfortable making mistakes, or expressing anything you feel.
2. Ask you what you want to work on. So many times I hear about students taking voice who hate it because they aren't being taught what they want. Please ask for what you want! I want to do my best to give it to you so that we both have clear goals to work towards!
3. Listen to you sing! Besides identifying bad habits, this is my opportunity to get to know you as an artist.
4. Go over fundamental ideas. I try not to bore students, but I want us to be able to talk about basic functions and mechanisms of the voice with the same vernacular.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In my undergrad, I studied vocal pedagogy as part of my Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre. I've also been teaching private voice for three years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Generally, my lessons are $50, plus $15 if I'm traveling outside of Manhattan.
How did you get started teaching?
I've always wanted to teach. In high school, I had an elementary teaching internship. Once I decided that I wanted to study musical theatre, I started learning about the voice, and I've been teaching voice ever since!
What types of students have you worked with?
I mostly work with students in their teens and early twenties, but I have experience with students as young as 6 and as old as 60.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Two things are IMPERATIVE when searching for a voice teacher:
1. You have to be comfortable around them, whatever that means to you. If you don't get along with them, you won't be comfortable taking risks and making mistakes with them.
2. You have to like their singing voice. A teacher can only teach you to sing the way that they know how to sing. If you don't like their voice, they won't be able to teach you how to sing the way you want.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
I think you should always express your needs to your teachers. Even if it's a passing thought, we always have time to talk through it together. If it's important to you, then it's important.