Kim Croes has studied vocals since she was 10 years old. Her expertise specializes in teaching vocal technique and style. Her methods of teaching have been acknowledged by producers, recording artists, and beginners alike. Kim studied Voice at Oakland University and received a Bachelors in Music with a focus in vocals. She is a singer and songwriter who performs locally. She is also featured on qmoog's latest album with and you can check out the youtube video below of their single. She currently gigs in the royal oak area, performs at music festivals including arts, beats, and eats, has performed in musicals with the Detroit Opera Theatre, and sung as part of woodside's worship team. Her experience goes into the recording studio as well having worked on many projects with other singers and songwriters.
Christina Swanson is a Detroit based singer and vocal instructor. She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan. During her study, Christina built a fundamental technique and developed a method of vocal pedagogy. In addition, she trained in acting and dance. Christina performed many roles with the University Michigan Opera Workshop, yet is no stranger to the musical theatre, jazz, and pop. Christina received extensive training in each genre, and was a featured vocalist in the new movie musical Liberty’s Secret.
Christina regularly performs in opera, concert, cabaret, and musical theater throughout Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. Current projects include chorus in Einstein on the Beach, and the Empress in The Carousel, performed regularly at The Whitney's Ghost Bar. She is known for her expressive interpretation and full and shimmering sound. Christina’s goal is to empower her students with confidence, a solid technique, and tools to build flexibility in the sound, so they may excel in whichever genre they choose to sing.
Benjamin King-Quale is a young baritone who has performed in various parts of the country as well as overseas. Ben received his bachelors in music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and his masters at the University of Minnesota. Ben has performed leading roles in various shows including Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, The Rape of Lucretia, and Gianni Schicchi. Ben has done extensive study in vocal pedagogy and how to assist in developing fellow singers. Aside from music he also enjoys sports as well as stand up comedy.
Jordan Siden is an accomplished guitar player, and is versed in mandolin, ukulele, and bass. He teaches all popular music styles including rock, blues, soul, funk, R&B, country, jazz, and bluegrass, and is ready to craft his lessons to meet his students' individualized needs. Jordan has been playing guitar since he was 10 years old, and was first exposed to advanced skills in improvisation, technique, and performance at the Ann Arbor Music Center's Rock Band School. He is an alumnus of the Community High School jazz program, and has studied jazz guitar at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His performance highlights include performing lead guitar in the pit band for Indiana University's production of Jesus Christ Superstar, playing stages across the Midwest with the IU Soul Revue, and hearing his band's music played on public radio while he was in high school. Come find out how quickly you'll grow to achieve your musical goals with Jordan.