Saxophone , drums, piano, voice, guitar instructor
- Teaching: 11 yrs
- Studio: Little Portugal, Toronto
- Intersection: Dovercourt Rd, and Dundas St.
- Subway: Ossington
- Languages: EN
- Lessons options: in-studio, online, at-home
Price per lesson
Level Taught: beginner, intermediate, advanced
I use a student-centred approach, in that the lesson is a collaborative experience between myself and the student, and I offer a variety of styles, techniques and genres so as to provide a colourful and well-rounded lesson.
Lessons typically cover warm-ups, listening and theory, repertoire (classical, jazz, pop/rock, world), performance and songwriting/composition, and RCM exam preparation.
Education: B.F.A. – York University (2007) – music composition, private study in djembe
Conducting in Music Certificate (2013) – Capilano University, private study in classical voice
Private study in: Classical saxophone, jazz drum kit and snare rudiments, and violin (Suzuki Method)
Ten years of teaching experience both one-on-one and in groups, rock camps (songwriting, recording, production, performance), children’s community choir and in-school children’s groups, and not-for-profit community music programs.
Performance: Capilano University Singers (alto, 2012-13)
Metropolitan Winds (alto sax, 2018)
McGregor Carolers (vocal quartets and trios – alto, 2016-present)
Personal creative project “Intended Creation” (2008-2011) composition, recording, performance – pop/rock/jazz, with various artists and venues in Toronto
New Song Music Therapy – guitar/vocal accompanist (2016-2018)
Christa offers at-home lessons in the following locations:
Downtown or Midtown West end
* an additional 10$/per lesson add-on is charged for transportation.
Online video lessons available