Christine Olson

Teaching Approach:
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My goal is imparting to students the joy and satisfaction of making music at the piano. I work with adults and children (starting at age 5) and am sensitive to individual learning styles, interests and abilities. Students learn to play by ear, improvise, and read music in an atmosphere of fun and positive regard. My beginning curriculum follows the natural sequence of language learning; hear & sing, then read & play. Through weekly private lessons, monthly group classes, and regular performing, students acquire comprehensive music skills for a lifetime. As an Alexander Technique teacher I specialize in helping instrumentalists improve their technique, posture and playing position to prevent or resolve injury or pain syndromes.

Background:
Degrees include: B.M. in Piano Performance, Univ. Of Colorado, M.M. in Piano at the University of Redlands, Doctoral studies in Music Theory from the University of Michigan. I am a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, which is a method for increasing ease and balance in physical performance. I have training in the Taubmann Technique, and more recently in the Suzuki Method and in the Kodaly Method.

Contact:
Christine Olson
12 Forbes Ave
Northampton, MA 01060
413-586-4012
christine@theforbesstudio.com