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Christy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2000

I am an independent music instructor (and photographer). I have trained students in opera, jazz, and contemporary.

I began my piano studies at age eight and began teaching in high school. I have a Bachelor of Arts minor in vocal performance.
I have taught students of various ages and abilities and have been involved in a number of musical groups and productions, such as Opera Scenes, Phoenix Rising, Women's Chorus, the Cincinnati Women's Group, and other various events.

My instruction emphasizes a relaxed learning environment with a focus on the student's needs.

I also teach my students how and encourage them to take care of their voices, as well as their bodies to avoid strain or injury.

What Will Your Child Learn
*Sound, Rhythm and Beat
* Figuring out where the notes are on a page of music
*Dynamics (Loud, soft, etc.)
* Understanding the high and the low notes
*Learning basic but fun songs that they recognize
*Discipline of practicing
*Following instructions
*Performing for a teacher

I teach all of these things through:
*The Students Books
*Handbells
*Pictures of the notes
*Flashcards
*Videos/Songs that Help the student learn how to read notes

Performances.
*While we are not able to meet for a regular performance, I try to encourage each student to find at least one opportunity to perform. Whether it be for friends or family, it's so helpful to always have a goal!

Books that I have taught in:
*Piano Adventures
*Suzuki
*Alfred Series

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Education

Visual Arts (Major) Vocal Performance (Minor)
Sep 2004 - Jun 2008
Brigham Young University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Federation of Music Club
Sep 2015

Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with club and individual members of all ages. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 music-related clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Christy F.
Playing at a local nursing home.

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Picture of me after a successful recital!
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5 Reviews

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John Mar 9, 2018
Piano · Online

Great experience! Christy is definitely someone I would recommend taking lessons from. She is pleasant, kind, and willing to go that extra mile to help your child improve!

Barbara Feb 16, 2018
Opera Voice · Online

My first lesson in opera was exciting.

hannah Nov 16, 2017
Piano · Online

She is really good

Anna R. Nov 14, 2017
Piano · Online

Christy is amazing. This was for the first time we are doing online piano lessons. We love it. Anna is always eagerly waiting for her class. Thank you Christy

Latha Jan 3, 2017
Piano · In studio

My son learns piano from Christy. She is an awesome teacher, extremely patient and friendly with kids. Mine loves to learn piano from her and is doing good.

I myself lover her and her family, very friendly and positive. Way to go Christy!

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