About Kristin

Senior Vocal Coach, Community Development Manager


Kristin Henry trained to be a classical singer and voice teacher at the College of Music at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, receiving Bachelors degrees in both Vocal Performance and Music Education. After Masters-level work in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at the prestigious University of Colorado at Boulder College of Music, she opted to use her vocal talents in a more commercial venue, as a founding member of local R&B cover band, Girls On Top!, with whom she continues to rock Boulder over the last 25 years. In addition, she has lent her considerable talents to many area bands, musical groups, and theater companies.

Making the transition from high soprano to funk belter provided Kristin with a full appreciation of the variety of vocal registers and productions of the human voice, and convinced her that a solid vocal foundation is necessary for any style of singing.

Kristin combines an extremely technical approach – which allows her to rapidly diagnose and provide solutions to issues – with an intuitive mind-body-spirit approach in a safe, fun, and energetic environment.  Every student has tangible takeaways, but they are unique and pertinent to the student’s life experiences. She loves watching her students develop confidence in the beauty of their instrument, regardless of musical genre.

Kristin terms her approach “Cognitive-Behavioral Vocal Coaching.”


Kristin’s Teaching Philosophy

“My job is to help you discover your ideal voice, and to give you the tools to find it on command with consistency and ease. To accomplish this, I will ask you to become the Compassionate Observer of your own voice. Singing well with reliability is challenging because your instrument is your body and mind, fluid entities that alter from day to day. The key to successful singing is to identify minute changes in your instrument, and make technical adjustments accordingly. You will experience consistent success when you learn to understand what is happening with not only your breathing mechanism and resonance tract, but also your core experiences and attitudes around singing. You must learn to take note of what is and is not working for you, and most importantly, you must learn to do all this without judgment and self-criticism!

“My studio is the safest place to try new things, to diagnose and troubleshoot issues, and to practice new skills in the presence of a knowledgeable teacher, who is making sure that you only stretch yourself to your personal limits. Think of my studio as your yoga mat, where you cultivate capabilities to take out into the world. If you fall over once or twice in the process, it’s no big deal! So, go ahead and crack. Go for that note you never thought you could hit. Be brave, sing out, and see what happens. Together, we will meet each challenge that comes up with intelligence, compassion, and humor. Together, we are going to find your best, most authentic voice.”

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