String, Key, And Chord

String, Key, And Chord

5.0 (4)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
33 years in business

About this pro

Offering distance learning opportunities and, beginning June 1, 2021, in-person lessons from a veteran music teacher. Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom lessons currently available.

The studio is located in historic Devens (formerly Fort Devens), about five minutes from Route 2, with easy access to the surrounding towns of Harvard, Groton, Shirley, Ayer, and several others.  My students are in Devens, Boxborough, Acton, Maynard, Groton, Lunenburg, Leominster, Lancaster, Shirley, Hudson, Marlborough, and more!

The studio is well-ventilated (windows on three sides, air purifier in place) and I have a list of Covid protocols in place to help us all stay as safe as possible.  I am fully vaccinated as is everyone in my household.

With over twenty years of teaching experience and Master's degree in music, I have an abundance of patience, a wealth of ideas and strategies at my fingertips, an ability to connect with students, and a finely-tuned ear.

My background includes working with all ages of students: as adjunct professor of music teaching violin, piano, and chamber music to college students; as maker of joyful music with littles; as instructor of violin and piano to folks returning to music in their retirement; as assistant director of an SATB community college; as music and chorus teacher of elementary and middle school students; and a variety of other educational roles — many overlapping.

I love helping students discover and grow their interests and talents.  Let’s see what we can create together!

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Credentials

Devens, MA 01434
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Therese Carney

    Christina is not your average music teacher. My daughter took violin lessons from her for 5 years and is now in her 2nd year of piano. I’m amazed at how she’s not just learning skills but truly developing a love for music. Christina has a wonderfully supportive approach and the results are music to my ears!

  • Cindy M

    We love learning piano from Christina. My son, now 12, has been studying with Christina weekly for 6 years. Whenever I ask if he wants to continue, he says yes before I even finish the question. She is organized, patient and respectful, while still holding the students to a very high standard of excellence. They have a wonderful rapport between the two of them. The progression of lessons has been perfect; a nice balance of challenge and success, and the pieces are interesting and engaging for him. She does a lovely job with recitals as well, always a very positive experience for all.

  • Kelly N

    My two children are entering into their fifth year of music lessons with Christina Kennedy. She has taught both of them piano, violin and vocal training. My home is frequently filled with the most beautiful music as a result of her patient and skilled guidance with my kids. She is a wonderful music teacher and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone of any age.

  • Catherine Martin

    Christina has a great combination of knowledge, skill, and kindness. She is good at finding things that appeal to my child as well as building more overall skills. We think she's wonderful!



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Consistency is key, especially for beginning students, so I will work with you to find a day and time that suits your family's needs.

In October 2021 and June 2022, students will have the opportunity to perform in a low-stress recital for family, friends, and other students and their families.

My students are encouraged but not required to participate in a year-end recital and in smaller performances throughout the year.  There is no recital fee.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Master of Music, University of Maine School of Performing Arts

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (in-progress), Choral Conducting, Messiah University

Recent professional development:

Chorus America 2020 Virtual Conference

McClosky Institute of Voice Summer Seminar

Association for Waldorf Music Education Summer Conference

Massachusetts ACDA Summer Choral Workshop

Massachusetts ACDA/AGO Choral Workshops

“Strengthening the Whole Class” - movement and music seminar, Center for Anthroposophy 

“Managing Your Teaching,” Sunbridge Institute


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30  minutes: $40

45 minutes: $56

60 minutes: $72