Ms. Christine Frank
Welcome to my violin studio! I look forward to working with your family to provide excellent music instruction. My goals are for each student to develop a love of music; to feel confidence and pride in his or her accomplishments; and to build the skills of lifelong learning that carry over to any endeavor.
I teach students ranging from young beginners to advanced college students and adult enthusiasts. In addition to a private studio at my home in Long Beach, I am the violin instructor at Long Beach City College, and I teach in Pacific Symphony’s Santa Ana Strings program. I am an approved vendor for Excel Academy charter school. I also coach chamber music groups and orchestra sections for organizations such as the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and school orchestras.
I am a member of the first violin sections of the Pacific Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and I play in recording orchestras for films and television shows including The Simpsons and Family Guy. I have performed at music festivals in Aspen, Santa Fe, and Costa Rica, and have taught at the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.
My education includes a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music. I have studied violin with Syoko Aki, Linda Cerone, and David Updegraff, and chamber music with the Tokyo, Colorado, and Cavani String Quartets.