Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in the Netherlands she was offered an internship at the local Music School which she gratefully accepted and where she enjoyed her first voice coaching experience. There she was also nominated as one of the most promising young singer/songwriters at the LUX Festival in Nijmegen. Over the years she was blessed with more and more private students in voice as well as piano. During her stay in New York she received the opportunity to work with a Broadway show ensemble ("Dreamgirls") as a Music Director on their different harmonic parts. She's proudly been a member of the Music of Oz Studio staff in Crown Point, Indiana since Jan. 2011 and is looking forward to teaching out of her home now as well. Chrissy is crazy about all her students and wants them to succeed! She's very much looking forward to working with you and having buckets of fun! :-)Show More
Speaks German, Dutch, French
Teaches students 9 and up
Elementary Education from Paedagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany
I am continuing my class with Chrissy! She is a wonderful teacher and very understanding of her student needs!
Excellent piano instructor
Stormy lives her instructor and her lesson!
Crissy has been an excellent teacher. She has given me a very positive experience in learning piano. I’ll miss her.
I absolutely adore Chrissy. She has a real skill set. I've learned a lot from Chrissy. She has helped a boatload with my confidence. I'm eager to keep going and learning from her.
She so sweetie and friendly teacher and very, very good instruction. I'm so happy have Chrissy my teacher.
First lesson for my granddaughter and she is very happy. We are looking forward to her future lessons.
very friendly and detailed love her.
Our time and resources were valued by Chrissy. She was punctual and very quickly assessed our son's strengths and challenges. Her rapport and ability to help our son delve into his own understanding to find the correct answer, rather than providing the correct responses herself, was refreshing; A natural teacher. We are looking forward to the next session.
The Hall Family
Great 1st lesson
Chrissy is very helpful and informative and creative and supportive, with much positive feedback for my songs. She brings out the best in me and gives me much hope and inspiration. Definitely several points above average!
Chrissy teaches a wide array of vocal training techniques - more than other trainers I've been with. She makes it enjoyable and has great teaching skills, too. Very flexible with scheduling as well. Five stars!
Professional and organized. Chrissy and me click and both are Columbia College Veterans . Very great to work with you Chrissy. Thanks ! Frankie
I think Chrissy is the most pleasant and cheerful teacher I've ever known. She is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the technical aspects of singing (of which I never knew there were so many). I intend to continue my lessons and would recommend her to anyone.Show More
Great first lesson!
I look forward to every session! Every session is filled with laughs and music!
Chrissy was really great and made me feel comfortable as you can for a first lesson!
Chrissy really helps me a lot with writing melodies for my lyrics. SHe is very protove and encouraging and creative. I really think she brings out the best in her students. Definitely several points above average!
Great 1st lesson!
I think she is great and has excellent patience with my nerves. She seems really honest with her opinions and makes me feel comfortable. I can't wait to see other improvements.
Chrissy helps me build self- confidence in songwriting. She gives very good instructions and facilitates creative thinking . Beyond the technical aspects, she is experienced, , knowledgeable, compassionate, funny, and a joy to work with.
Chrissy was very instructive and positive and friendly and she worked with me for my individualized songwriting learning needs at this time. We worked on my first song, and she gave me very good information and feedback and homework for our next lesson. Definitely several points above average!!!!!!Show More
Friendly, patient, great teacher!
Chrissy really took the time to understand my goals, where I'm at now and got right to work with me on working toward them. I look forward to working with her more!
A natural teacher, gifted in her ability to establish rapport and move the learning process enjoyably forward.
Chrissy is very encouraging and polite!
Chrissy is very talented and friendly teacher. She motivate me often.Thanks chrissy for today's class
Great Rechner Really nice
She is really nice and fun to work with. she always tells me what i can improve and how but always in a nice way.
Chrissy was excellent and made my daughter feel very comfortable! She was very professional and had a great sense of humor. She quickly assessed her range and ability levels and helped her choose music that suited her. Highly recommend!
Very friendly and comfortable immediately. Warm and encouraging. I look forward to more lessons with her.
Me, and my 4years old doughter are happy First lesson was more then expected Chrissy is very talented and nice Hope everything will go well with our french lessons in the future Thank you, Chrissy!
Chrissy did a great job re-designing her music to adjust to my low female alto voice!
Amazing! Great with kids.
My daughter had such a great experience. She asked if she could have lessons everyday!!! Not only is Chrissy very talented, she is so kind and personable as well...a perfect fit for our family!!
Chrissy is an absolute wonderful and compassionate teacher. She is the most perfect fit for Faith. She is teaching her both piano and voice and Faith LOVES every moment playing and singing. We truly feel so lucky to have found her!
Fun and great learning experience
It was very nice due to Chrissy understanding what I would like to accomplish in the future.
Chrissy is absolutely wonderful with my children. She is very passionate about teaching them on an individual basis. My girls love her. She is always on time and even devotes some personal time to them. She's a great fit. I can definitely tell that she truly cares about children and teaching.
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the piano? Well, your dream is about to come true! I have a beautiful Kohler & Campbell Upright in my living room and you get to play it!
When I meet a new student, my goal is first to find out your personal music preferences and goals. Then I usually start with warm-ups, exercises and scales. You get to choose from my wonderful literature of music on your path of discovery! If you want me to I'll keep records of your musical as well as your technical progress. But above all it's important to me that you have fun! So let's get started -your dreams are within reach!
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