Meet our Voice and Piano Teachers!
CHRYS RYAN JOHNSON • Chrys has been working in the music business for over a decade! As a singer, his voice has been featured in two of the “High School Musical” films, the 2007 “Hairspray” soundtrack, and various episodes of the television show “Glee.” He has performed background vocals for artists such as Carole King, Pink, Alicia Keys, Childish Gambino, Sam Smith and many others. Playing piano for over 10 years as well, he has the ability to play most songs by ear and has tons of experience in playing keyboards with different artists and bands. Chrys also has a strong background in musical theater! Performing as both an actor as well as a member of the orchestra for many shows. Some of his favorite productions include Rent and Spring Awakening! Chrys enjoys studying music theory, and is so excited to be sharing his knowledge with the students and families here at Protege Performing Arts.
MICHELLE PINA • Michelle is a soprano based in Los Angeles, California. She has sung professionally for nearly a decade and has enjoyed teaching voice and piano for the past several years. Michelle received a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Pepperdine University and a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory where she refined her skills as a professional opera singer. Previous roles include Cendrillon (Massenet's Cendrillon), Blanche de la Force (Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites), Pamina (Mozart's Die Zauberflöte), and Donna Anna (Mozart's Don Giovanni). Michelle is also a regular of the concert stage and has performed with choirs and orchestras across California and Boston in works such as Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, and Howard Goodall’s Requiem. Though classically trained, Michelle is also known for her success in popular genres such as musical theater, pop, and worship music. Michelle regularly travels to Boston where she performs and serves on the board of directors for Promenade Opera Project. Michelle can't wait to share her knowledge and passion for music with her students at Protege!