Christine Faught

Violin Teacher, Parent

Christine Faught

SAA Member


Gig Harbor, WA
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Background: I majored in music at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY (Queens, NY). I studied privately for several years with renowned pedagogue Burton Kaplan, who himself was a student of the legendary Dorothy DeLay. I have performed professionally everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the local coffee shop. Originally from Washington state, I’ve lived in Texas since 2007.

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

Interests: I was a homeschooling parent for eleven years, until my kids successfully auditioned for and started attending the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. With the pandemic, we are back to homeschooling and I am teaching only online lessons. All three of my children play string instruments and were members of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestras. I often read about music history for fun, and dabble in music composition and arranging.

Student Successes: My students have enjoyed acceptance into audition-only music schools and have won music scholarships and concerto competitions. My students have regularly sat as concertmaster and section leader for the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra. More importantly though, my 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