In 1999 Christina obtained an Honours Music Degree with the violin being her first study instrument and
the piano her second study. Since then she has spent 17 years working as a piano and violin teacher both privately
and in schools. She teaches the violin to the highest grade, grade 8 and the piano to the lower grades. (She always wants
to do an excellent job of teaching and therefore would rather pass pupils on to a piano specialist after this point.) She
loves her teaching and this shows in her work as she is fun, encouraging and supportive as well as teaching great technique
and musical ability. Her pupils range in age from children from the age of 6 to those well into retirement.
The youngest age that she takes pupils is age 6, however she encourages parents
to surround their children with music from birth, from playing music to them, singing with them and encouraging them to march
around the kitchen banging a saucepan with a wooden spoon in time with the music and other musical games! This builds a good
musical ear as well as confidence and a sense of fun that can be built upon when the child is old enough to be able to learn
to read music and count lengths of notes. (She has found that children who are started (by other teachers) before this age
often make such slow progress that they become discouraged and give up.)
Due to moving house in the New Year Christina is not taking on any new pupils at the moment.