Christina Farris (2005 - 2009)
Aims Program, Graz, Austria (student, 2008)
"Celeste's passion for music extends far beyond her own instrument: Celeste embodies a true teacher. She nurtures and cares for her students, at the same time pushing them. She encourages her students to strive for perfection through practice and constant exposure. Her top priority is her students!"
"Celeste is a dedicated and caring instructor who gently and patiently guides her students in her unrelenting pursuit of musical excellence. She is well-informed on the vocal mechanism and desired auditory impression of both women and men. Celeste continues to be an indispensible resource in my operatic career."
"Celeste has a beautiful voice and a lovely heart. She knows not only how to treat each individual with respect, but also how to change things that need fixing. She is inspirational."
"Celeste's love of singing is palpable and it transfers into the instruction of her students. Celeste always demands the most from her students, and this standard of excellence and performance produces the greatest improvement in her students."
"Celeste has helped me develop a more fluid connection between my upper and lower registers, without any strain or pushing. I am much more aware of how to use my whole body mechanics to sing properly. She is extremely focused in her work but very patient and respectful of her students musically and personally."
"Celeste is such a great vocal instructor. Her students will feel like they're getting better and better with every lesson. Celeste's vocal advice is great for anyone who is an aspiring vocalist because she knows exactly what she is doing."