Christopher Sforza

Violin, Viola Teacher

Christopher Sforza

SAA Member


Pittsburgh, PA
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Christopher A. Sforza is a musician and educator originally from Watertown, CT. Before moving to Pittsburgh, PA, he spent seven years living in Ithaca, NY where he received his B.M. in Music Education and M.M. in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College. Christopher’s educational philosophy focuses on bringing people together through music and the arts. He is passionate about empowering students of all ages through his teaching and exposing students to a variety of music from a diverse cultural and stylistic background.

During his time at Ithaca College he regularly performed with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and numerous chamber music ensembles. His primary violin teachers at Ithaca included Nicholas DiEugenio and Susan Waterbury. Christopher studied Suzuki Pedagogy with Carrie Reuning-Hummel and received short-term training from Edward Kreitman and Kimberly Meier-Sims.

For eight years Christopher served on the faculty for the greater-Pittsburgh area “Center for Young Musicians”, a music school founded in 1994.

In his spare time, Christopher enjoys composing and arranging music. He feels strongly about working with living composers and the importance of performing new music in addition to the standard classical repertoire.

Christopher currently lives and teaches in Pittsburgh, PA where he maintains a robust studio of violin, viola, piano, and composition/music theory students.