Kristina Riegle

I moved to Michigan from the Washington DC area in September 2016, and am thrilled to be joining the Voice faculty of Expressions Music Academy.
I am a crossover performer - meaning that I perform both opera and musical theatre. The best things about performing for me are that I get to act, sing, dance, and tell stories for a living! I also enjoy teaching voice and acting, and sharing my experience and knowledge with my students to help them reach their goals with performing. I give my students the tools and opportunity to experience what music means to them, and encourage them to find their voice. We are all unique, and I tailor my teaching to my student’s needs and to helping them achieve their goals.
Here’s a little bit about my journey with singing: When I was 7-years old I joined the St. Cecila’s Girls Choir at my Dad’s church. It was my first professional singing job – I got paid to sing!!! We rehearsed every Wednesday evening and sang services on Sundays. Each summer we went to Choir Camp for a week of intense music theory and history training. Every other year we toured for two weeks singing in churches and cathedrals in Great Britain and Europe. Singing with this choir was the best introduction to music, and ignited a passion within me to nurture community through music!
When I went off to the College of Charleston to study Biology it was still important to me to find a community with whom to make music. I found that in spades: I sang in 2 college choirs, 2 choirs with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, sang in a church choir on Sundays, and also in the Taylor Festival Choir - a professional choir that tours the southern United States. In addition to all of that choral music, I also performed on stage in operas and musicals, and have since performed with companies around the country including, The Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, Capital Fringe Festival, St. Petersburg Opera, Resonance Works Pittsburgh, Opera Boston, Cape Cod Opera, and Reagle Music Theatre.
In my senior year of college, I came to a crossroad: I was about to graduate with my Bachelors degree in Biology, but didn’t love it any more – or at least as much as I loved to perform. So, I finished my Biology degree in the spring and by the fall I was pursuing a Music degree. After more dedicated study in solo performing I earned a Bachelor degree in Music and an Artist Certificate in Vocal Performance from the College of Charleston, as well as a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory! The rest is history…
Today I am a professional actor, singer and teacher and LOVE that I get to do this every day! We all come to music from different paths, but one thing is constant: Music is powerful! It can heal, inspire, empower, make us happy, make us cry, and it can just be fun. I strive to empower my students as artists and help them navigate their own musical journey.

Novi Location
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm | Sunday: 12pm-5pm
43370 W. 10 Mile Rd. Novi MI 48375
Mon-Tue-Thu: 2pm-9pm | Saturday: 9am-2pm
Wed, Fri, and Sun: CLOSED
9357 General Drive Plymouth MI 48170
Troy Location
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm | Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed
4000 Livernois Rd. Troy MI 48098