Location: Lawrence Township, NJ
Instructs: Piano, Viola, Violin, Voice
Education: Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music; Bachelors of Music degree in Voice Performance at Florida State University
Performance Experience: The summer of 2019, Christopher performed the Prince in Opera Steamboat's cover concert of Rusalka with orchestra. Earlier in the 2018-19 season, Longo originated the role of the Fisherman in Opera Tampa's world-premiere of Anton Coppola’s Lady Swanwhite. He debuted with the company in 2018 as the Defendant in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial By Jury. Earlier that year, Christopher made his company debut as Alfredo in St Petersburg Opera's cover matinee performance of Verdi's La Traviata.
Teaching Experience: I started teaching voice, piano, violin, guitar, and ukulele lessons in 2014. I pursued my Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance, and I went to the Eastman School of Music in Voice Performance & Literature. In addition to violin and voice, I have been playing guitar and ukulele my entire life. I teach all ages, and various styles, as well as music history, music theory, and language diction. I am always looking to bring on new students of all ages to join my studio.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe in invoking a passion for music performance into my students. One way I invoke is by being a model music performer for my students. In my studio, you will hear me thinking aloud, performing the music during lessons, and encouraging the development of independent thinking by asking students questions. I believe that every child or person can reach their highest level of musical achievement with high expectations, the necessary methods and repertoire, and a caring environment.