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About Christie Echols

Christie Echols
Christie Echols
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Southington, CT
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, String Bass
Education: Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts, Artist Diploma
Performance Experience: Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Goodspeed Opera House, Playhouse on Park, Amarillo Symphony, Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale.
Teaching Experience: 10 years of upright bass, electric bass, and guitar teaching.
Teaching Philosophy: My goal is to create a safe space where students feel comfortable exploring and learning about their instruments in a way that is instructional and fun. By establishing consistency through practice we develop a love for music as listeners and players.

Get to know Christie Echols

Christie Echols is a bassist, composer, and vocalist who specializes in live electroacoustic music as well as orchestral, chamber, musical theater, and jazz performance. Echols focuses on challenges with self-identity in culture, gender, and community, creating thought-provoking works that inspire listeners to question their own personal values and beliefs. A frequent performer of her own electroacoustic works, she combines extended techniques, vocal melodies, improvisation, video, choreography, and text to create an all-encompassing performance experience. Notable works and performances include "Stand up and Listen", commissioned by the Bassists with Boobs Ensemble for International Women’s Day and featured at Festival de Campos do Jordão in Brazil and the premiere of Caroline Louise Miller’s “Hydra Nightingale'' for solo bass featured at the 2019 International Society of Bassists Convention. Echols has also been featured as a collaborative composer for Naama Tsabar's Melody of Certain Damage (Opus 6) installation and performance at the Wadsworth Atheneum. (

Christie Echols teaches at:
99 Executive Blvd S
Southington, CT 06489
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