Christina Cruder

Christina C.

Palm Harbor, FL

About Christina C.

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Christina teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I teach music lessons to both kids and adults of all playing levels and all styles including Classical and Jazz.

Photos and Videos

Congratulations! All my students who performed in the recital.

Experience

Assistant Principle Clarinetist

Jan 2012 - Present
Suncoast Symphony

Music Teacher

Jan 2012 - Present
Universal Rock School

Musician

Jan 2005 - Present
Freelance Performer

Performing at various venues including: the Maffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Straz Center, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, and Carnegie Hall.

Performed with artists such as Il Divo, Supertramp, Indigo Girls, and Celtic Thunder.

Performed with the Nebraska Theatre Caravan's National Tour of A Christmas Carol, 8 O'Clock Theatre and Freefall Theatre.

Music Teacher

Jan 2012 - Aug 2014
Chosen Chord

Musician

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Nebraska Theatre Caravan

Education

Masters Degree of Music

Aug 2009 - May 2011
Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelors of Music

Aug 2005 - May 2009
University of Florida

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Carnegie Mellon Teaching Fellowship

Aug 2009
Carnegie Mellon University

John Amott Clarinet Award

May 2009
Mitchell Estrin

Affiliations

National Flute Association

Jun 2013

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)

Sep 2007
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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.

International Clarinet Association

Jan 2006
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The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

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13 Reviews on Christina C.

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Joan A. Oct 28, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Thank you for pointing out the issue with my air flow and the opportunities
for workshops.
Remember to let me know about when you play in the jazz group as well.

Thank you,

Joan
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Rylie Sep 7, 2016
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Christina was wonderful with my 11 year old for her first lesson! My daughter is brand new at learning to play the clarinet. She walked in knowing two notes, she walked out playing a couple of simple songs! Christina pulled her own clarinet and played along with my daughter, this made it so much easier to learn as well as fun. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that lessons continue to go this well.
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Lori D. Jul 1, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent lesson!
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Jerald K. Jun 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
First lesson ever. Christina is personable and shows she will work at the pace you need her to for your skill level. Looking forward to future lessons.
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Bill May 16, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Good first lesson!
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Alexandra M. Feb 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Instructor is clearly knowledgeable in music however, not skilled at assessing the best starting point for the student. Could be better if slowed the pace, and took the time to confirm that the student is absorbing what is being taught. Would be a great tutor for assisting in understanding, or reviewing what is being taught elsewhere. Not so much as an instructor for a beginner.
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Jim D. Feb 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Christina is pleasant, very knowledgeable, and knows how to teach! (My four stars in the other review was preliminary after only a lesson or two.)
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Debra Bowen Dec 7, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Christina is so very patient! She is helping me very much!
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Jim D. Nov 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Christina obviously knows her stuff and how to communicate. I look forward to future lessons.
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Nikki W. Aug 11, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Christina is a highly skilled musician who invests of herself into the lives of her students. She has worked to incorporate my daughter's love of jazz music into her piano lessons, while educating my daughter about other music styles and broadening her interests at the same time. Christina's attention to detail has enabled my daughter to fine-tune her piano skills in problem areas.
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