Christopher DeShields

Christopher D.

Olmsted Falls, OH
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Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My piano lessons are customized to meet your specific musical goals, and whether you are an adult wanting to take lessons for the first time, or a teen aspiring to make music your full-time career, I am excited to help you achieve success on the piano. My lessons are rooted in classical training, and I incorporate many contemporary techniques including piano improvisation and playing by ear.
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Christopher delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2014

I have played and studied music for over 15 years, performing locally and internationally in a wide variety of solo, chamber, and orchestral music settings. I've had several years of teaching experience, both through my private studio as well as affiliations with local music schools.

While I love performing in a variety of contexts, what I love most is to inspire students and watch them succeed! I have a passion for empowering students to develop their musical skills, as well as to teach them how to have a love for what they do, to problem solve, to have grit, to be disciplined, and to use music to benefit their families and communities.

I started playing piano when I was 8 years old, and in high school I started playing viola. In 2018, I graduated with my B.M. in performance from Cedarville University, and anticipate graduation in 2021 from Kent State University with my M.M. in viola performance. I offer a high level of expertise, drawn from the curriculum of over five master teachers including Peter Slowik (Chicago Symphony), Joanna Zakany (Cleveland Orchestra), Sheridan Currie, Arthur Klima (Cleveland Orchestra), and Jane Jaquith.

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Experience

Teacher
Nov 2014 - Present
Vibrant Viol Music Studio

Private instruction for piano, viola, and violin from beginning to advanced levels in the greater Cleveland and Akron area for all ages.

Education

B.M. in Music Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Cedarville University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Full Time Graduate Assistantship
Apr 2019
Kent State University
Concerto Competition Winner
Jan 2017
Cedarville University
Soli Deo Gloria Music Award
May 2014
Cedarville University

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