Christina carefully tailors her lessons to each student’s needs and goals, passing on her contagious love of music to her students in an inspiring and engaging manner. She brings a unique flair that is both motivating and highly successful. She prepares her students with healthy technique and performance skills that are necessary to achieve any musical goals.
Christina has studied piano for 20 years and holds a bachelor’s in piano performance from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a master’s in piano performance from Rice University. She has taught piano in a variety of musical settings since 2015 including as adjunct faculty at Rice University, in a private studio, and at various music schools.
Having debuted at the age of 10 with the Ozark Festival Orchestra, Christina has had years of experience competing and performing. She has placed in several competitions, including first place in the 2014 Federation of Music Club District V-A Junior Festival, the 2015 Marilyn Caldwell Piano Competition and the 2015 Lana Bailey Concerto Competition. Christina was awarded the National Federation of Music Clubs’ President’s Cup in 2015. She placed second in the 2017 and 2018 Musicians West Piano Festival Competitions and first in the 2019 competition.
In 2018, Christina served as president of the BYU-I MTNA Collegiate Chapter and toured as the piano soloist with the BYU-I Sinfonietta on their Midwest Tour. An active performer, she continues to collaborate with other musicians as well as perform solo concerts.
Christina makes piano lessons a positive and enjoyable experience. She strives to help each student reach their personal goals, whether they wish to pursue a serious study of music or to play for fun. She understands that everyone learns at their own pace, and she approaches lessons with patience, kindness, and encouragement. Christina is a dedicated pianist and teacher with professional training, an upbeat personality, and a great love of children.