TBA – Jazz Improvisation Workshop for Orchestra, Choir Band & General Music Teachers – Lincoln, Nebraska
Learning from Cristina
I have been an orchestra teacher for the Saint Cloud School District, at Cathedral High School, and have had a private studio in my home for over 20 years. My focus is on the balance of reading music and playing by ear.
I offer lessons in many styles including classical, folk, and jazz. Personally, I think reading music is as important as improvisation in order to be a well rounded musician.
As a teacher, I go with the strength and interest of the student. Some students are better at reading, some are better at playing by ear. I think it’s good to go with your strength and work on the other until they are equal.
The student can choose what style of music they want to study.
The lessons are taught in our home which is near Munsinger Gardens.
Lessons are $20 for a half hour.
Teaching Artist with the Central Minnesota Arts Board
Teaching Artists listed on the roster have completed a six-month training in preparation for working in a residency program to support educators by making connections between their art form and the Minnesota State Academic standards in the arts, integrating the arts with concepts in other subject areas, professional development for educators, and working with specific student populations.
Upcoming Teaching Artists Workshops 2022:
Spring 2023 Fiddling at Sartell High School
Winter 2023 St. John’s Prep
PAST Teaching Artist Residencies:
2022 Sunburg Fiddle Workshop at Hope Lutheran Church, Sunburg, MN
2021 Barn Dance at Cold Spring Elementary School
2021 Jam Session Concert at Hope Lutheran Church, Sunburg,
2020 Barn Dance at Cold Spring Elementary School
2019 Humphrey Elementary School, Waverly, MN
2019 South Junior High School, Saint Cloud, MN
2019 Saint John’s Prep, Collegeville, MN
2019 Barn Dance at Humphrey Elementary School, Waverly
2019 Jazz Fiddling at Saint John’s Prep, Collegeville
2019 South Middle School, Saint Cloud
2018 Jazz Fiddling at Buffalo High School, Buffalo
2018 Kimball Barn Dance, Kimball
2017 Fiddling at Technical High School, Saint Cloud
2017 Mississippi Heights Elementary School, Sauk Rapids
2016 Barn Dance at Rice Elementary School, Rice
2016 Monticello Orchestra Metís Fiddling, Monticello
2016 Fiddling at Kennedy School, Waite Park
2014 Apollo High School, Strings Around the World, Saint Cloud
2014 Saint Francis Xavier School, The Rhythm of Life, Sartell, MN