beginning_dingbat“The learning environment was so open and comfortable I felt like I was always progressing. “

beginning_dingbat“Cristina knew how to address all of my technical issues like no other teacher had before.”

beginning_dingbat“Her knowledge of repertoire is simply outstanding. She is familiar with and conversant on any type of music, any style, any period, and can and does make excellent recommendations to her students as to what pieces best suit their particular talents.”


Dr. Cristina Castaldi is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS where she teaches studio voice to undergraduate and graduate voice majors; as well as teaches Opera Styles and Vocal Literature.  Prior to her joining the voice faculty at WSU, she was an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.  She had also been a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University where she taught a voice class to non-voice major undergraduates as well as studio lessons to B.A. music majors and non-voice majors.

Dr. Castaldi also brings into her studio over twenty years of yoga practice experience; including twelve years of teaching yoga classes.  She has completed her training as an Essential Somatic Movement Teacher under the mentorship and teaching of Martha Peterson.  Her knowledge of body mechanics and brain/body connection aids her students in gaining a very clear, individualized understanding of their own body, their chronic muscle tensions, effects of performance anxiety on their body, and the ability to learn how to sense and make changes that are lasting.  Dr. Castaldi is passionate about this work and has witnessed with her students how empowered they feel both in and out of the studio. Dr. Castaldi is quickly becoming sought after as a presenter of master classes and workshops on Essential Somatics for singing.

Contact via email for more information for Essential Somatics or private voice lessons: castaldi415@gmail.com