Christa Muller Hendricks

Violin Teacher

Christa Muller Hendricks


Easthampton, MA

Christa Muller Hendricks holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance, cum laude, from The University of Miami Frost School of Music, a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from The Hartt School, and the Suzuki Associationof the Americas Certificate of Achievement. Christa is the director of Northampton Suzuki Studio and a member of the Suzuki Violin faculty at the Northampton Community Music Center in Western Massachusetts. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and a board member of the Suzuki Association of Massachusetts, and Assistant Coordinator of the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas for the 2020 SAA Conference. Christa has been published in the SAA e-Newsletter, the American Suzuki Journal, the MA:Suzuki newsletter, and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

As a student in the Hartt School’s prestigious Suzuki Pedagogy program, Christa was a graduate teaching assistant to Teri Einfeldt, and completed SAA long term teacher training in Units 1-8. A strong proponent of continuing education, Christa completed a year-long teaching practicum with Pat D’Ercole through the Suzuki Strings Mentoring Program at The University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point. In 2017, she finished a second complete course of long-term teacher training (Units 1-8) with Pat D’Ercole via Skype conferencing. Christa has been the recipient of generous funding for teacher training from the Northampton Community Music Foundation, the Aber Suzuki Foundation, and the MA:Suzuki Association.

Christa’s students have participated in local and national events including the Springfield Youth Symphony, the Ogontz Suzuki Institute, the Hartt Suzuki Institute, WMEA Junior District Orchestra, the Philadelphia International Music Festival, the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Live Arts Magazine, and have been heard in live performance on WHMP radio.