Dr. CHRISTINE – Piano Teacher
Dr. Christine holds piano performance degrees with distinction honours from the University of Victoria (B. Mus.) and the University of British Columbia (M. Mus.) under the tutelage of eminent pianists Arthur Rowe and Jane Coop respectively; and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Arizona State University as a pupil of renowned American pianist Robert Hamilton. She was named the Mary Louise Remy Endowed Scholar (PEO), a recognition reserved for the top 2 of just 85 Research Scholars across North America selected from over 6000 nationwide nominations. She is also the winner of the prestigious Kieckhefer Doctoral Dissertation Award, for her research on the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff, the Aiken-Rockfeller Concert Artist Career Grant and Medallion, British Columbia Arts Council Grant from the Government of Canada. She was also awarded a full scholarship to study with Gyorgy Sebok of Indiana University Bloomington, at the Banff Centre of the Performing Arts, and was a Charter Fellow of the prestigious Toradze Institute at Indiana University South Bend under the tutelage of Alexander Toradze.
She is a recipient of the Diploma of Recognition for excellence in Teaching, presented at Carnegie Hall, and has held teaching positions at the University of British Columbia, Arizona State University, and Chipola College. She currently divides her time teaching between the music faculties of CMC and Gulf Coast State College and as an active soloist and chamber musician with her ensemble based in Jacksonville, FL. In addition to her piano career, she enjoys serving as the Director of Music Ministries at Leander United Methodist Church.