Christina Bernard
San Diego, CA
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Christina Bernard

Christina B.

San Diego, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My students learn creative strategies for writing original music, based on my studies and many years of experience. Even students without a solid musical background will learn fundamentals that will help them to create songs in a short time. We also work on how to brainstorm lyrics and revise and refine. As we progress, we can also learn about skills like writing for a band, transcribing, recording, and self-production.

About Christina B.

Openings now available for at-home and online lessons! I have been vaccinated and am following social distancing guidelines.

I teach piano, voice, music theory, songwriting, and production. I love finding out what gets my students excited about music and working with their strengths!

My students learn not only to play or sing songs, they also learn about the music theory behind the songs, so they can be empowered to exercise their own creativity. As an experienced performer and artist, I can also teach students about songwriting, live performance, home recording, music and video production, forming a band, and the music industry.

I cut my teeth studying classical piano with an acclaimed pianist, and in high school I became a keyboardist and vocalist for one of the United States’ largest megachurches. I began to teach piano lessons while in high school.

I later went on to NYC to pursue a music career, where I founded an indie rock band with a cult following. As frontwoman and keyboardist for the band, I produced four albums that were praised by magazines like Spin, Magnet, and Billboard. With the band, I toured extensively and appeared on stages with notable artists such Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Kate Nash, Nick Waterhouse, and Lucius.

I also have over ten years of classical vocal training from an acclaimed opera singer, and I can help vocal students combine healthy singing with contemporary singing styles.


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4 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Christina really listened to what I wanted to get out of the lessons and catered her instruction for that. She was also very encouraging and made me feel good about what I had learned on my own before starting lessons with her.

Posted May 26, 2021
Justine F.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I think we all hit it off right away! Thank you Ms. Christina, we look forward to working with you.

Posted Apr 16, 2021
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I have been taking lessons with Christina for some time now and have been extremely impressed with her teaching style. She knows how to break down the music in ways that are understandable, and instills excitement about the learning process. I strongly recommend her as a teacher for any child or adult.

Posted Jul 15, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

I have been Christina's student for almost a year now and with no prior experience I feel like I've definitely grown in my ability to play the piano. She is very professional, makes me feel comfortable and is very patient! At first I was concerned how the transition to moving our lessons online would be affected but she really made it an easy adjustment. I love working with her!

Posted Jul 15, 2020

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Piano Accompanist
Jun 2019 - Present


Accompanies choir and band for holiday services, special events, and rehearsals.

Vocal and Keyboard Instructor
Apr 2019 - Present

School of Rock

Teaches private lessons in keyboard and vocal technique and performance, ages 5 and up. Leads student bands and performance camps.

Frontwoman (Vocals and Keyboards)
Jan 2010 - Jun 2020

Starlight Girls

Led, managed, and performed (vocals / keyboards) in an award-winning six-piece music group. Produced and released 4 albums and 6 music videos.

Substitute Musical Director and Performer
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

Tony n' Tina's Wedding (off-Broadway)

Performed as featured singer and keyboardist in a popular off-Broadway musical. Led a four-piece band.

Piano Teacher
Jan 1998 - Sep 2002


Taught beginning and intermediate private lessons in piano to students aged 5 and up.

Music Composition Lead & Performer
Jan 1996 - Sep 2002

CedarCreek Church

Arranged and performed music at one of the largest churches in the United States. Played keyboards, flute, and sang harmony vocals in a six-piece band. Transcribed and distributed music charts weekly.


Film, Television, & New Media Master's Program
Sep 2018 - Sep 2019




Professional Proficiency


NYC Best Emerging Artists of 2012
Dec 2012

The Deli Magazine


American Federation of Musicians
Dec 2006
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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