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2021- Soloist for Boston Early Music Festival, Fringe Concert Series
2015- Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize, 1st place
I am a professional recorder player and piano accompanist who perform regularly in New York City and arboad. I also hold full time music teacher position at a high school as well as an after school piano teacher at an elementary school. In 2018, I graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and continued with my MA in music education from Columbia Univsersity from 2020-21. I am enthusiastic about music of different genres; in 2015 I performed with the English pop band Cat's eyes in the Buckingham Palace, in 2016 I performed renaissance music in BBC radio 3, and I am passionate to share my love for all kinds of music with students. I am also an experienced piano accompanist where I play regularly in church services and school concert accompaniment.
I am currently in my fourth year of high school music teaching position in nyc, and my school teaching span across recorder solo, recorder ensemble, piano solo, to group piano teaching. I also held a private studio for piano and recorder since 2014. When meeting a new student, I would always get to know the student's personal goal for his or her music learning, whether it is to enter competitions, to perform in recitals, to participate in school concerts, or for fun and love of music! I encourage students to set goals for one self and for me to tailor the lessons around them. I am a passionate music educator and I look forward to bringing on new students of all ages at all levels!
With my piano teaching, I am particularly experienced in working with younger or beginner students, combining solid technical works, classical repertoires, as well as students' choice of preference (pop, jazz, or even improvisation and song writing!) to make the lessons firm and fun. I typically start the lesson with scales and etudes, followed by repertoires that are a combination of the students' and my choices.
With my recorder teaching, I emphasize the importance of technique, but also musicality, creaticity, and enjoyment. I typically start my recorder lesson with long notes and exercises for students of all levels, followed by repertories such as the Handel Sonatas for beginners and young students, and Van Eyck, 20th century repertoires, or the student's own choice for adult students and advanced players.
I have been working with Christine for 4 weeks and have really enjoyed my lessons. Christine is a very good teacher. She is clear and concise. She has given me the information I need to advance my skills. We both first thought I knew very little but it turns out that muscle memory works for music as well as physical actions. I’m excited for my weekly lessons.
If you want to learn the piano, go to Ms. Christine L. She is a very skilled music teacher and truly cares for her students.
Christine is very passionate, professional and friendly. She is great at talking to students and making the lessons fun. She’s knowledgeable about all styles and truly cares about the students’ aspirations and learning process. I’ve only been taking recorder lessons with her for a few months, but have already made immense progress and felt more motivated to keep pushing myself.
Christine taught our sons for three years in London before she moved away. She is awesone with little kids, she is so knowledgable and patient. My sons loved their piano lessons. She was also never late once, you know how London trains are, I don't know how she does it. I can assure you as a parent that Christine is the type of teacher you can rely on. I would highly recommend Christine as your piano teacher, and I wish her best of luck in New York City!
I have had many piano teachers and Ms. Christine L is one of the best piano teacher I've had. She is friendly, attentive, patient, and knows a broad repertoire of piano music that she can teach. She is also accommodating for when there is last minute schedule changes. I play piano at the amateur level with music ranging from classical to more contemporary pieces such as Yiruma. Overall, I highly recommend Ms. Christine L.!
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