Christine Faught

Violin Teacher, Parent

Christine Faught

SAA Member


Port Orchard, WA
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Christine Faught has nurtured a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching and music. She brings her love, experience, and dedication unreservedly to her students.  Having lived and thrived in both New York City and Texas, she recently returned to her Washington roots with the intention to help build an even stronger musical community in the Kitsap Peninsula. 

Background:  Christine majored in music at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY (Queens, NY).  She studied privately for several years with Burton Kaplan of the Manhattan School of Music, who himself was a student of the legendary Dorothy DeLay. She has performed professionally everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the local coffee shop. Summer festivals during her student years included  Marrowstone Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, and Magic Mountain Music Farm. She taught thriving studios in Brooklyn NY from 1994-2004, and Texas from 2007-2022.

Associations: Suzuki Association of the Americas, North Texas Suzuki Association

Interests: Christine is a homeschooling parent with a passion for creative and innovative education.  She has three children who all play stringed instruments.  She often reads about music history for fun, and enjoys music composition and arranging.  Christine lives in a diverse family with representatives from the ADHD, autism, and LGBTQ+ worlds, and as such she is passionate about finding an inclusive and successful pathway that works well for any student in any situation.

Student Successes: Christine’s students have enjoyed acceptance and scholarships into competitive audition-only music schools at the elementary, secondary, and university levels.  Her students have won significant music scholarships and concerto competitions, and have regularly sat as concertmaster and section leaders for the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra. Most importantly though, Christine’s students have all enjoyed the experience, education, and life skills that studying violin have to offer.

Continuing Education:
Group Class Techniques: violin / 2012 / Edmund Sprunger
Time with Teri: Examining Suzuki pedagogy and philosophy at all stages of a student’s musical journey / 2015 / Teri Einfeldt
Group Class Techniques Workshop: Cello, Viola, Violin / 2016 / Carey Beth Hockett
Fundamental Violin Technique & The Audacity to Make a Difference / 2018 / Ronda Cole
Creative Strings Workshop / 2018 / Christian Howes
Supplemental Repertoire: Violin Books 6—8 / 2021 / Charles Krigbaum