Pfeiffer (College) University (Music Education)
Old Dominion University and Berklee College of Music (Graduate Coursework)
University of Phoenix (Children's Literature) (Graduate Coursework)
My name is Chrissy and I have a long career as a Music Educator, as well as extensive experience in many facets of Music. In 1993, I graduated from Pfeiffer University (then College) with a BA in Music (concentrations in Music Education:Choral and Instrumental Music K-12, and Church Music); I have also taken many graduate courses in Music, In addition to 20 years of teaching Music in public schools (all levels), I have also been a Director of Music in various churches since 1989. I come from Virginia Beach, and have led several Teachers' professional development courses, re-written the Virginia State Music Curriculum for Virginia Beach, and taught many theory classes (kids and adults).
I love teaching all aspects of music and all ages. Please be assured that I am patient with students and try many approaches for the student to have success. I look forward to hearing from you!
In addition to being a teacher of large groups of people AND having a personal studio for individual lessons, I am very good at the theory/history part of Music (Music History, Ear Training, Rhythmic and Melodic dictation, Counterpoint, Music Theory etc. I also teach piano and voice lessons, as well as handbells in group settings. Part of my training also includes all Western Orchestral instruments/
I have a fairly flexible schedule in the afternoons and evenings; however, I teach in a public school during the day. Whether you need a quick review of a topic, semester-long assistance, or private piano or voice lessons, I would love to help you achieve your musical goals. Please contact me, so we can discuss your needs and get started right away! My name is Chrissy and I have a long career as a Music Educator, as well as extensive experience in many facets of Music. In 1993, I graduated from Pfeiffer University (then College) with a BA in Music (concentrations in Music Education:Choral and Instrumental Music K-12, and Church Music); I have also taken many graduate courses in Music, In
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Ear Training, which is sometimes called Musicianship because of the addition of sight-singing to ear training, is something I took for all 8 semesters in college. In addition, this is something I teach to my classes in school and to the various ensembles I direct.
I am an experienced English tutor and have served in this capacity for several years in school and private settings.
My degree allows me to teach General Music to grades K-12, which I have been doing for 20 years. General Music is something that I have incorporated into every workshop and volunteer ensembles I have ever taught/led.
As part of the Music degree, I took all levels of Music Theory, Musicianship, and Music Composition classes. My cumulative GPA for Music classes is 4.0.
I was a Voice major and a Piano/Organ minor. In addition to frequent lessons and performance opportunities in college, I began taking piano and organ lessons in the 2nd grade (1978). I also began teaching piano lessons when I was 17 to the present (26 years).