Christina has studied piano for 17 years and holds a bachelor’s in piano performance from Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I). She is currently studying at Rice University with Brian Connelly for her master’s in piano performance. She debuted at the age of 10 with the Ozark Festival Orchestra after winning their Junior Young Artists Concerto Competition. She has competed and placed in several competitions, including placing as Alternate in the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) Junior Competition – Missouri in 2011, and taking first place in the 2014 Federation of Music Club District V-A Junior Festival, the 2015 Marilyn Caldwell Piano Competition and the 2015 Lana Bailey Concerto Competition. Christina was awarded the National Federation of Music Clubs’ President’s Cup in 2015. She placed second in the 2017 and 2018 Musicians West Piano Festival Competitions and first in the 2019 competition.
In 2018, Christina served as president of the BYU-I MTNA Collegiate Chapter and toured as the piano soloist with the BYU-I Sinfonietta on their Midwest Tour. At BYU-I, Christina completed courses that focused on teaching children from ages 5-13. She has taught students ages 4 through adults and teaches undergraduate piano lessons at Rice University. She believes in making piano lessons a positive and enjoyable experience. She strives to help each student reach their personal goals, whether they be to pursue a serious study of music or to play for fun. She understands that everyone learns at their own pace and she approaches lessons with patience, kindness, and encouragement.