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 Fort Worth, she returned to her Washington roots in 2022 to help develop 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 in Texas from 2007-2022.

Associations, Involvements, & Achievements:
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Suzuki Association of Washington State
Peninsula Youth Orchestra
— summer theory instructor
— substitute conductor
— concerto competition adjudicator
South Kitsap High School Orchestra
— volunteer coach
Kitsap Philharmonic
— artistic staff
Celtic Arts Festival
— 2023 winner Emerald Isle Scholarship (Irish fiddle)
— 2023 winner Celtic Arts Foundation Scholarship (Scottish fiddle)

Interests: Christine has a deep interest in music history and Celtic music, and often composes and arranges. As a parent with experience in homeschooling, public school, and charter schools for many years she has a broad perspective, a creative approach to learning, and can meet the needs of a wide range of families. Christine is a member of a family with representatives from the ADHD, autism, and LGBTQ+ worlds, and as such she prioritizes inclusion and accessibility for her students. Outside of music, Christine is an avid skier, hiker, and backpacker.

Student Successes: Christine’s students have enjoyed acceptance into audition-only music and fine arts schools. Her students have won significant music scholarships and concerto competitions at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. They have regularly sat in the concertmaster position at all levels of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestras. Most importantly though, her 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
Teaching with an Open Heart workshop / 2022 / Ed Kreitman
Violin Teaching Strategies / 2022 / Mark Mutter
Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School / 2023