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About

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 teach MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY, & MATH

MUSIC
I am an independent music instructor. 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 from Brigham Young University.

I have taught hundreds 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, and the Cincinnati Women's Group.

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

I also encourage and teach my students how to take care of their voice and body to avoid strain or injury.

What Students Will Learn:
*Sound, rhythm, and beat
*Figuring out where the notes are on a page of music
*Dynamics (such as loud and soft)
*Understanding high and low notes
*The importance of regular practice
*Following instructions
*Performing for a teacher (and an audience, in some cases)

Sources for Student Learning:
*Student books
*Handbells (for young children)
*Pictures of notes
*Flashcards
*Videos/songs that help students learn how to read notes

Performances:
*I encourage each student to find at least one opportunity to perform yearly. Whether performing for friends or family, regularly performing for an audience results in tremendous growth!

Student Books Used:
*Piano Adventures
*Suzuki
*Alfred Series

PHOTOGRAPHY
I earned my Visual Arts major in Photography from Brigham Young University.

I have run a photography business for 18 years.

I have taken pictures for weddings, engagements, senior pictures, landscapes, and family portraits.

I focus mostly on what students would like to learn.

How to manually operate a camera is a critical learning emphasis.

If applicable, we'll also talk about how to run a photography business.

MATH
With my kids, I have worked with one child who requires substantial help and another who is several levels above standard. Both have challenged me to research and learn many resources and methods to help them learn and perform math at a high level.

My goal with students is to assess their math proficiency and either help them find new ways to challenge themselves or help them learn how to be more comfortable with math and perform at an appropriate level.

I strongly believe math is critical for success in K-12 and college. My philosophy is if a student is comfortable with math, he or she will be happy at school!

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Education

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

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.

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A funny video showing that, yes, I understand the frustrations of practicing and performing! :)
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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Singing "Girl in 14 G"

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Photo by Christy F.
Studio Picture that I took

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A baby picture that I took
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18 Reviews

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Noah Apr 23, 2019
Singing · Online

My first lesson with Christy was terrific! Very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and very supportive. Can hardly wait for the next one!

Barbara Feb 22, 2019
Opera Voice · Online

thank you!

Cynthia J. Feb 15, 2019
Photography · Online

Christy is great and explains wonderfully but the sound was poor and hard to hear.

Elias Feb 8, 2019
Piano · Online

Christy is wonderful, my son who was hesitant to take lessons looks forward to each lesson!

Trevor Dec 17, 2018
Photography · In home

Great lesson with Christy

Aditi Sep 8, 2018
Singing · Online

Whitt Cheney Sep 5, 2018
Singing · Online

Schatzi Aug 2, 2018
Singing · Online

My first lesson with Christy was wonderful! The technology wasn't being the most cooperative, but she is an excellent teacher. My voice sounds so much better after just one lesson! Can't wait for the next one :)

Ken Jul 20, 2018
Piano · Online

Christy is an amazing instructor. Gifted, patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring. I think it would be very difficult to find someone of her caliber online or locally. She truly is a wonderful teacher and person!

Ashley V. Jul 20, 2018
Singing · Online

Christy is such a joy to have. She is very encouraging, knows her stuff and so friendly. I have noticed a difference with how my singing has improved and I look forward to working with her every week.

Abbigail D. Jul 20, 2018
Singing · Online

Christy does a wonderful job encouraging progress. She has a fantastic manor that keeps her student engaged and excited. Thank you!!

abbigail D. Jun 22, 2018
Singing · Online

Sue S. Jun 13, 2018
Singing · Online

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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