Voice lessons, vocal coaching, guitar lessons, bass guitar lessons, band coaching, and songwriting coaching are all services I provide out of my lovely recording studio in Jamaica Plain, MA.
& Vocal Coaching
Tone deaf? Probably not, but if you weren't a natural at singing at a very young age your teachers or family members may have told you that you're tone deaf. Most of us refrain from singing publicly after that happens and therefore never develop our ear and vocalization naturally. Come to a free half-hour session to see if you are just undeveloped.
Auditioning? We can help you prepare. Learn to improve your technique, and gain confidence while working within any of the rock, pop, folk, country and R&B genres that interest and suit you, we will work together in a fun, relaxed atmosphere in our Jamaica Plain recording studio to determine and meet your vocal goals.
Learn how to take care of your voice. Improve your pitch, control, power and range in a fun, relaxed atmosphere in our Jamaica Plain recording studio.
Choose one of the following for private instruction or up to three for instrument rotation class.
We teach adults and kids of all levels:
ADHD? or just not sure which instrument instruction suits you? come in and take our instrument rotation class. Switching between drums, guitar, then to voice
(or whatever your preferred instruments) is a great way to get started with a well-rounded music education and helps to determine which instrument you or your child is most passionate about and suited for. Students with ADHD find these classes very engaging and are able to focus more easily with this segmented structure.
ROCK BAND Sessions for kids!
Want to learn an instrument and play in a band? We offer instrument instruction through a six to eight week band experience. We help you form a band with other students where 3 to 6 of you will learn your desired instrument while learning to collaborate with your band mates in writing your very own song and then recording it in a prefessional recording studio.
"Chris is fantastic! Thanks to her patient and thoughtful encouragement, I'm doing things I never thought I could: writing songs, singing, and jamming! Chris made it safe, easy, and fun for me to break out of my fear and go to the next level!"
Sara McCabe - Ladies Rock Camper
"Chris Toppin is an incredibly wonderful singer, professional person, and a joy to work with. I would gladly recommend her to anyone at any skill level and hire her to sing on a session in a heartbeat!"
Ed Valauskas - Q Division
"I've been a fan of Chris for years, and I never expected to one day find myself jamming in her home studio on a regular basis. Chris has created a fun space where I'm comfortable playing an instrument and occasionally singing in a room full of people -- things that would've been almost impossible to get me to do a few years ago. It's been a blast being coached by someone I respect on both a musical and personal level."
Vicky Salipande - Ladies Rock Camp Boston
"Chris Toppin is one of our main instructors and vocal coaches at Girls Rock Campaign Boston. After she volunteered as Vocal Instructor and Band Coach so many of our Women and Girl campers wanted to keep learning from her that she had to start her own private instruction! She has perfect pitch and is an incredible singer. She will change the way you sing and can teach you any style you want to learn. She is warm and inspiring and I have learned so much just by working and recording with her. I would recommend her to anyone- amateur or professional!"
Hilken Mancini - Girls Rock Camp Boston Founder