Christine A. H. first studied the violin at age nine with Edwina Johnson through the John Muir Elementary School Music Program. From their she studied the violin with Jayme Miller, Cheri Hutchison-Dierl, Adriana Chirilov, Mark Robertson, and Thi B. Nguyen, an accomplished concert violinist. She also studied the piano with Felicitas Walters followed by the late Patricia C. Cinco.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University, Long Beach in December 1997. She currently teaches the violin and piano out of her home studio in Long Beach, as well as freelance perform locally. She was a Violin Coach for Wildwood Music Camp, Senior Session in the Summer of 2010.
As a freelance performer, she is a First Violinist with the Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles. She is also a Violinist and Coordinator of the Southern Cities String Quartet, a chamber music ensemble that performs for concerts and special events such as weddings and private parties. Besides coordinating and performing with her quartet, she also performs as a soloist or together in various ensembles as a violinist or a pianist. As a pianist she also accompanies some of her violin students as needed for their recitals and performances.
She recently joined Keyboard Concepts Piano Superstore in August 2014 in Fountain Valley, CA, as the Store Operations Manager working in the Piano Sheet Music Department.
Professionally she holds Active Memberships with the Music Teachers’ Association of California, where she is currently the Corresponding Secretary, the American Federation of Musicians, Local 353, and the California Music Studios.
On her leisure time she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, aerobics workouts, gardening, photography, cake decorating, reading, and going on trips and outings.
Responsibilities include working in the Piano Sheet Music Department, assisting customers with locating and purchasing piano sheet music, running the cash register, credit card machine, copy machine, fax machine, recruiting and training part-time sales clerks as needed, putting together sales promotions and events for the store to help gain and retain music teachers and customers, assisting the Store Manager with customers, answering the phones, projects, errands, and other tasks as needed.
Owned and operated this business since May 1997. Responsibilities include hiring musicians, setting rehearsal schedules and rehearsing with musicians, coordinating important details between the clients and the musicians, writing up contracts with clients, making follow-up calls as needed, and distributing pay among the musicians.
I perform as a freelance Violinist and Pianist, as a soloist, in ensembles, and with Symphony Orchestras as needed for concerts and events.
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