My Journey to Teaching

I’ll be honest – after my two years of teaching K-8 at a Catholic elementary school, I
never thought I’d be a teacher again.

When I finished graduate school, I got a job as a legal secretary to pay the bills while I sang at night. And I was good at it, but it wasn’t that fulfilling for me. I thought that maybe teaching voice would give me the freedom that law firms weren’t willing to give me to take gigs and go on the road. I figured that maybe I’d do that for awhile, and then get hired by a college (maybe even my alma mater, Peabody). Along the way I was an adjunct teacher at a few colleges in both Milwaukee and Baltimore, in addition to my private studio work.


But although I started teaching privately because I thought it was better than being a legal secretary, eventually —


I discovered that I was really good at this!

 And I realized that –

I really LIKED being a private teacher!


The reasons:


  • I like teaching in my own space (can’t beat the commute!)
  • I like choosing students’ repertoire based on their needs and evaluating their progress based on my own rubric rather than a departmentally defined one
  • I like creating new formats to challenge them and spur their growth as performers, rather than the one that’s been set in stone for years and years. This has been especially true during the pandemic.

Not only have I helped hundreds of people find their voices, I’ve found my own voice in the process.


It’s a LOT better than being a legal secretary (at least for me).


BUT I'M STILL SINGING (and plan to do so for quite awhile)!!
Check out my singer bio and recordings below

Christine Thomas, Mezzo-Soprano

Christine Thomas, Mezzo-Soprano (The Singer)

Opera, Oratorio, Art Song, Musical Theater, Cabaret, and Recital (sometimes even karaoke)

Artist's Bio

Short Bio:

Mezzo-soprano Christine Thomas has performed everything from the motets of J.S. Bach to the melodies of Irving Berlin to the minimalism of Philip Glass. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel called her voice “an amazing instrument.” The Washington Post said, “her voice is lovely and her stage presence is natural and full of vitality.”


Equally at home in opera, oratorio, cabaret and musical theater, Ms. Thomas has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, Washington National Opera, Central Maryland Chorale, and Concert Artists of Baltimore.


An advocate for contemporary American music, she has created roles in five world premieres, including The Woman in Red in Dream of Valentino at Washington Opera and Rachel Lynde in Memoirs of Anne by Peter Tutalo. In 2017, she commissioned composer Garth Baxter to set Music’s Path: Six Songs by Irish Poets, featuring poetry by Cathal O Searcaigh, Nuala Ni Chonchüir, and Gabriel Rosenstock. 

Ms. Thomas received an M.M. in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She is the sole proprietor of Mezzoid Voice Studio in North Baltimore.

Looooong Bio

Click HERE

Recordings (Audio)

Video Performances

Singer/Actor Resumé

Singer/Actor Resume - Christine Thomas

Christine Thomas, Mezzo-Soprano, Actor & Director
With pianist Michael Tan at Germano's

Mezzoid Voice Studio is committed to serving all of its students, 

past, present, and future, and recognizing diversity and equality as essential elements of that service. Hate has no place in the studio.

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