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Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Ages: 5 & up
In-Home Lessons: Yes
In-Studio Lessons: Yes
Online Lessons: No
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New York University - Music - 2000-2003 (Bachelor's degree received)
San Diego State University - Education - 2006-2008
University of Phoenix - MBA 2011-2012
Studying with and emphasis in technology
I use the methods my teachers used with me, scales. I teach students from beginner piano and violin books. Students will be learning and performing baroque, classical and modern pieces by composers like Bach, Mozart, and many others. For piano and violin it is important that students learn and understand scales.
I place an emphasis on learning scales, sight reading, and playing by ear (musicality). I teach beginner to intermediate piano and violin. After 3-6 months students will be able to play songs from a beginner piano and/or violin book. I will bring my own books and supplies to the first lesson for the student to use and then I will discuss with students and/or parents what books, paper, and supplies to purchase during the first lesson. I expect students to practice and read their books at
least 30 minutes a day.
I have been interested and involved in music since I was a child. At age 9 I began writing songs on my mother's organ and a computer writing program. At age 12 I began reading music and playing violin in my elementary school orchestra. At age 14 I began taking private piano lessons from Clarice Hargrove who teachers here in Nashville. I participated in the choir in Jr. high school and high school. I attended Hume Fogg high school and participated in the orchestra and the choir. I attended
Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music for private violin lesson in high school. Hume Fogg high school teamed up with MLK regularly to play large orchestral pieces such as Beethoven's fifth symphony and also Vivaldi's concertos. I graduated from Hume Fogg in 1999. I attended New York University's Steinhardt School of Music in Manhattan. I majored in Music Composition and Theory. I was taught to analyze the theory of classical composers such as Bach and also modern composers such as Philip Glass and Chopin. I was also taught to perfect the style and theory of my own compositions. I took advantage of several performing and recording opportunities for my own music. I was also taught to record music, write music and sound effects for film and use most of the modern recording software.I graduated from NYU in 2003, I began teaching private piano and violin in 2004. I feel that my education and passion for music makes me an excellent teacher. I love sharing my own music and experiences with people.
In-Studio: I have a Macintosh Computer with Garage Band. A Yamaha Digital Keyboard ,an upright piano, a violin, and a Toshiba Computer.
In-Home: It is nice if the students have their own piano and violin. However, I have a piano and violin so if they need to they can come to my house for the lesson. I will bring the books and material to the first lesson. I may ask students and parents to buy some materials.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by AdamH Fun teacher for a stubborn instrument!
Christina is a great teacher to have! Be prepared to spend some time & energy to focus on learning the violin/fiddle.
July 19, 2011
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