- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2000
I teach MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY, & MATH
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
*Performing for a teacher (and an audience, in some cases)
Sources for Student Learning:
*Handbells (for young children)
*Pictures of notes
*Videos/songs that help students learn how to read notes
*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:
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.
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!
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.+ Read More
My first lesson with Christy was terrific! Very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and very supportive. Can hardly wait for the next one!
Christy is great and explains wonderfully but the sound was poor and hard to hear.
Christy is wonderful, my son who was hesitant to take lessons looks forward to each lesson!
Great lesson with Christy
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 :)
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!
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.
Christy does a wonderful job encouraging progress. She has a fantastic manor that keeps her student engaged and excited. Thank you!!
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!
My first lesson in opera was exciting.
She is really good
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
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!