Instructor
Joined in
2018

Mrs. Chris

Instructor

Teaches Piano, Voice

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." Pluto

Interested in taking lessons with Mrs. Chris

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, All

Specialties / Genres Taught

Piano to students with disabilities, Vocal

Favorite Instruments

Piano, Classical Guitar

Areas of Instruction

Piano, Voice

Performance Experience

Weddings, Church Soloist, Church Pianist, Choral Director

About Mrs. Chris

Hi, I am Mrs. Chris, and I teach piano and voice here at Music and Arts! I have taught piano for over thirty years, and I teach ages four to Adult. I teach in a classical style from a method book, and strongly believe in supplementing with as many styles of music as possible (depending on age), in order for the student to be very well-rounded musically. I am trained and certified in The Young Method for Piano, which is specifically written for students with Autism and other disabilities.

I have taught voice for well over a decade, and my strength lies in teaching the average person how to sing better and with proper technique. I have worked with many students over the years who are church musicians who have a desire to either learn to sing, or to improve their technique so that they can sing better and longer. Voice lessons can start at age nine, when students begin to have some control of their diaphragm.

Mercer University in Atlanta is where I received my formal college training, and I studied piano with Lois Finlay, Voice with Barbara Dean, and Theory with B.J. Sutherland. I completed my degree online at Liberty University. I love learning, and am constantly striving to better myself!  I am a member of several Piano Teachers groups online, and participate regularly in webinars and workshops in order to glean new ideas that will help me be a better teacher.

I am an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), as well as the corresponding state and local organizations, where I am currently serving as Secretary and Placement Chair (GCMTA).

Serving as a church musician for over twenty years has been a great joy and privilege of mine. Though I do not serve in that capacity at this point in time, I do lead a church music workshop for a local church, and am a substitute pianist at various churches.  I have been happily married for twenty five years, and have two beautiful daughters, who also love music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snellville Music & Arts 770-982-0822 Snellville GA