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Chrissy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2001

I have been teaching private lessons for 15 years. I taught mostly beginning students in 5th grade and then continued with them as they progressed through high school. I also have taught adult students who were new or returning to the cello. In addition to private cello lessons, I also direct an after school string orchestra comprised of all beginning students. The students play violin, viola, and cello. I have also coached ensembles and sectionals for middle school and high school string orchestra students. I love music and I have found my calling to be teaching others to also love and appreciate music. I enjoy working with students of all ages and levels to find ways to help them learn and enjoy playing music.

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The COR Music Project

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Sep 2003 - May 2015
Greenville Symphony Orchestra

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Substitute Cellist
Sep 2003 - May 2015
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Bachelor of Music - Music Performance
Aug 2001 - May 2006
Youngstown State University


Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Dec 2002

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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7 Reviews

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Margaret Dec 11, 2016
Cello · Online

My son really enjoyed the lesson and is excited to returned. She worked with his pace and level. He left lesson feeling like he learned something but not too overwhelmed.

Jeff B. Dec 5, 2016
Cello · Online


Caitlyn H. Aug 31, 2016
Cello · Online

My daughter had her first lesson today with Chrissy. As a beginner my daughter is not as confident as she would like to be, Chrissy was very kind and professional.

Lindsey Jul 22, 2016
Cello · In home

Wonderful and progressive !

Erin May 21, 2016
Cello · In studio

Chrissy was always very professional, and lessons were productive and fun! She was a very supportive instructor, always tailoring lessons to my individual needs.

Antonia May 17, 2016
Cello · In home

I loved taking lessons from Chrissy! She was my favorite teacher I've had! We would have fun even while she corrected my form and taught me new pieces. She was hard on me, made sure I practiced and generally made me a much better player. She charged less than most teachers and taught more than any other teacher I've had. I would strongly recommend her for any cello student looking for a great teacher!

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Thomas May 16, 2016
Cello · In home

I had the pleasure of taking lessons from Chrissy for six years throughout middle and high school. After our first lesson together I knew there was no one else I'd rather take lessons from. Her dedication to her students was expressed in each and every meeting by her energetic approach to education. Besides maintaining a well practiced understanding of school repertoire, Chrissy sought out supplemental pieces which kept my six years with her exciting as I learned music that I was passionate about. The culmination of her hard work was showcased in the annual recital she organized for her students. While most of us performed solos and duets with our cellos, she encouraged other performances as well, including voice and bassoon solos. Chrissy is a fantastic teacher, and I can say wholeheartedly that my passion for classical music was influenced by her teaching.

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