Welcome to my voice studio page!
My second passion in life is teaching voice. With my background in voice pedagogy, I specialize in musical theatre and classical voice. I have also worked with singers interested in jazz and alternative rock.
I truly believe that teaching singing is an additional art to the teacher's own performance. I have studied voice pedagogy extensively, and provide individualized training to every student. Together, through vocalises, strategically selected repertoire, and guided practice we build a singing and performance technique, giving students the tools to grow and take ownership of their performance outside the studio.
Singing is more than talent, it is a learned and developed skill. I work with my singers to help them understand the voice, technique, and how their unique voice functions in their own body. The goal of voice studies is to not only develop the voice, but give the student the necessary tools to recreate his or her best singing outside the voice studio.
In addition to developing the voice, students study audition strategies, performance and acting technique, and study a variety of vocal repertoire. Many alumni of my studio are now studying in bachelor of Musical Theatre and Voice Performance programs at universities such as Boston University, Montclair University, the Westminster Choir College, University of Tampa, and James Madison University. Additionally, singers from my studio have gone on to receive leading roles in their high school/community musicals, place in competitions, receive awards from their community theaters, performed in regional theaters summer programs, and are also studying music education and music therapy at the university level.
To ensure the safety of all students, I am conducting all voice lessons through Skype for the duration of the pandemic. I have offered online voice lessons since 2017. This is a practice I have refined allowing me to offer like quality lessons as in-person. Prior to the pandemic, many of my students were long-distance, studying online, and have achieved the same outcomes as my local students. In addition to my private studio, for students residing in the south jersey area, I serve on the voice faculty of Rowan University (college-prep division).
Please inquire below and take the next step in your vocal journey!
Celebrating the singers!
Studio news and performance videos
*Congratulations to Lila S. on her acceptance to the BFA in Musical Theatre programs at the University of Tampa and Rowan University!
*Congratulations to Sarah C. on her acceptance and enrollment in Boston University's BA in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre!
*Congratulations to Hope M. on her acceptance and enrollment to The College of New Jersey for a BM in Music Education and minor in Musical Theatre!
*Congratulations to Anthony D. on being accepted to the Westminster Choir College, Montclair University, Stockton University, and Rowan University for their BM in Voice Performance programs!
*Congratulations to Emma G. on her acceptance and enrollment in Montclair University's B.A. in Music Therapy program!
Castings in Regional Theatre Musicals and Programs
*Congratulations to Brooke B. on being cast as Cassie in A Chorus Line at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman's summer program!
*Congratulations to Brooke B. on being cast as Holly in The Wedding Singer at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman's summer program!
*Congratulations to Sarah C. on being accepted to the Paper Mill Playhouses' Summer Conservatory program!
*Congratulations to Emma M. on being accepted to the McCarther Theater's Summer Musical Theatre program
*Congratulations to Sarah C. on being accepted to the Count Basie Theater's summer program
Castings in School Musicals
*Congratulations to Adam B. on being cast as Sir Oakley in his high school production of Anything Goes
*Congratulations to Brooke B. on being cast as Rona in her high school production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
*Congratulations to Adam B. on being cast as Mr. Brooke is his high school production of Little Women.
*Congratulations to Isabella M. on being cast as Dorothy in her high school production of The Wizard of Oz
*Congratulations to Adam B. on being cast as Mr. Brooke in his high school's production of Little Women
*Congratulations to Sarah. C on being cast as the Chaperone in her high school's production of The Drowsy Chaperone!
*Congratulations to Josephine G. on being cast as Eleanor Dunbar in her high school production of Footloose!
*Congratulations to Kyle C. on being cast as Marius in his high school production of Les Miserables!
*Congratulations to Emma G. on being cast as Lilly in her high school's production of The Secret Garden!
*Congratulations to Sarah C. for receiving the title role in her high school's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie!
*Congratulations to Emma M. on being cast as Mrs. Potts in her jr. high's production of Beauty and the Beast!
Competition and Awards
*Congratulations to Sarah C. on being awarded the 2019 NJ NATS Doris Lenz Memorial Vocal Scholarship
*Congratulations to Sarah C. on placing 3rd in the NJ NATS High School Vocal Competition, Women's Musical Theatre Upper Division!
*Congratulations to Abby C. on winning the Audience's Choice Award in her high school's voice competition!
*Congratulations to Sarah C. on receiving the Count Basie Theater's Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical award for her performances as Millie
Belt, chest voice, head voice….I never realized all of these things were real until my daughter starting taking what I call real voice lessons with Christopher. She has taken voice lessons in the past when she was younger but they were just singing a song to prepare for a recital. Christopher works on technique. He helps her understand not just how to sing a song but how the voice really works. The anatomy and physiology behind it all. My daughter started with Christopher when she was 14. I knew she was ready for more than just practicing for a song but I did not realize how much more there is to learn. I have seen such growth in my daughter’s voice in just a few short months. He teaches her techniques and through that she has developed such a respect and appreciation for singing and the performing arts. His teaching methods are infectious. She leaves every lesson yearning to practice more for the next lesson. We were crushed selfishly when Christopher told us he was leaving the states to study and perform in Europe however through the help of modern technology and Christopher she has been taking Skype lessons and keeps learning more and more. It has been such a great experience for her as well as me: I love listening to her practice. The improvement and confidence she displays is priceless! Thank you so much Christopher. I do believe it was not an accident that we meet. The timing was perfect! Thank you for all you do. (Sharon Shaw)
Christopher Hochstuhl has taught my 17 year old daughter Emma for 4 years. During that time, he expertly prepared her for numerous musical theater performances, culminating in Mrs. Potts! He built her vocal range and her confidence at the same time. Would highly recommend Chris! (Sue McMahon)