In her private vocal practice, Christine has a proven track record in contributing to the success of actors and singers: until the pandemic struck, her clients were playing leading roles on Broadway, the West End, and in major Irish venues including The Abbey and The Gate Theatres.
Her core areas of expertise are:
Acting Through Song
Vocal Health and Safety
Accent and Dialect
Mentoring and Confidence Building
A founding member of the first ever musical theatre degree course in Ireland, Christine lectured in voice, acting and music theatre history, and she continues to be active as a guest lecturer and masterclass facilitator.
In gratitude for receiving most of her own musical education by scholarship, Christine has always offered a similar opportunity to others: the Red Alchemy Voice Scholarship is presented annually by audition, and is open to applicants from all over Ireland.
Christine loves to offer students as many opportunities as possible: in 2020 she hosted and accompanied a live performance masterclass with star of Broadway and West End, Killian Donnelly onstage at the Watergate Theatre. Previously she welcomed US Emmy Award-winner and Tony Nominee, Liz Callaway, to deliver a memorable performance workshop in Dublin and, on numerous occasions, facilitated the Broadway composer John Bucchino in presenting masterclasses of his work to a selection of Ireland’s music theatre performers. She collaborates with both on an ongoing basis.
The global pandemic inspired Christine to create and produce a series of online music concerts – Sing For Life - performed by her vocal students – which raised almost €15,000 for the Irish Cancer Society. During this time she also created an online community initiative (Christine’s Sofa Sessions) – particularly designed to encourage the older members of our community to participate in thrice weekly online group sing-along sessions.
Originally trained in voice and piano at the Conservatory of Music & Drama and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Christine holds a first-class MA in Theatre Studies (Directing) from Dublin City University, is a member of AOTOS and the British Voice Association.
“Having worked with Christine over the past couple of years, I have found her to be knowledgeable and discerning regarding all things musical, with a great facility for organization and administration. She is also a delightful woman with a quick mind and ready laugh. I hope to work with her again… and again!”
John Bucchino - Broadway Composer/Writer, New York