Dr. Christine W. Chan

Piano Teacher

Christine Chan

SAA Member


San Ramon, CA
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Christine Chan is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has been a Suzuki parent since 1987, and a Suzuki teacher since 1988 under the mentorship of Caroline Fraser. She is formally trained to book 3, observed classes to book 7 and has taught up to book 6. Christine has also studied under Constance Starr and Mary Craig Powell as well as attending Suzuki Institutes to observe master classes for all levels of Doris Kopplemann, Dorris Harrel, Caroline Fraser, etc. and has attended workshops by Peggy Swingle, Mark Steiner, Betty Wu, Roy Bogas, and more.

Christine emphasizes the importance of music reading. For skill development she will sing, demonstrate, use appropriate object lessons, analogies, and questions of discovery to help students feel accomplished at the lesson. She has over 20 years of private teaching experience in CA. While in MA, she was on faculty at Creative Arts for Kids. Utilizing the philosophy mentioned in “Nurtured by Love” by Dr. Suzuki, she respects the individuality of each student and happily teaches holistically with care and encouragement now in Danville, CA.