Ms. Kelly M. Christ

Violin, Viola Teacher, Parent

Kelly Christ

SAA Member


Sierra Madre, CA
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Kelly has been teaching violin and viola for over 15 years and has experience teaching students aged 3-83.  She started violin with the Suzuki method when she was 5 years old.  She has taken both violin and viola lessons with Margaret Shimizu, Samuel Goh, and Elisa Boynton.  She received a B.A. in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College (in Portland, OR), which she has found to be profoundly helpful in her teaching.  Her training includes a 2 year apprenticeship with Martha Shackford and institute training with Susan Baer, Edmund Sprunger, Betsy Stuen-Walker, and Wendy Waggnener .  She performed professionally with dozens of groups in Portland, before relocating to her hometown of Sierra Madre.  She is a proud member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the Suzuki Music Association of California-Los Angeles, and the Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, watching TV shows with her husband, and singing and dancing with her two sons.