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Christine Carlson

Victoria BC | V8V 3A2

About me

I am a kind,gentle,patient and creative teacher. I am skilled and passionate about teaching music. Over the years I have found creative approaches to teaching students based on individual diagnostic need and because of a vast amount of skills, knowledge and experience I have found teaching music to be inspirational, creative and very rewarding both for the student and teacher.


I have skilled training to teach keyboard to the younger student ages 3 and up as I have taught programs such as Music For Young Children and The Back to Basics Piano Program and various other piano methods.I have had great success with children and students of all ages that demonstrate that they are happy to play the piano and come to lessons. I also have 3 years of Pedogical training of the RCM graded books and various piano method books. Also I have skills in small group class teaching of how to perform infront of others without fear, learning to sight read,ear training,singing and music composition through the use of fun creative music educational games and approaches.

Lesson details

I am certified with the Royal Conservatory of Music to teach grades 1-4 and also recently took their certification course to teach grades 5-8. I am presently a registered Music for Young Children teacher and I am teaching music lessons both in French and English. The classes are small 4-6 children, parents come to each class and participate and learn as well. Children are taught through fun creative ways how to play the piano as well as the lessons include singing, music composition, rhythms, solfege,sight reading, ear training, movement through music, recitals and much more. A highly quality program recommended for the introduction of music to the young child before grade one conservatory, ages 3-7 for the keyboard program and ages 2-4 for the non-keyboard program. Please see my web site at for further information, and to book your spot for the FREE demo class, spots are filling up for September, please book now to ensure your seat, thank-you.

Private lessons are also available upon request and if space permits.

Education and Accreditation

I have an Associate Music Degree, majoring in piano from Vancouver Island University. I have certification of Royal Conservatory grades 1 to 9,and grade 10 harmony-theory, history, Also, certification in theory rudiments,harmony,history, counterpoint(university)keyboard harmony (university)Singing, sight singing,conducting, composition, choir and cantable singing.Various Piano repertoire pieces grade 10 RCM adjudacated by Music professors at Vancouver Island University. Music For Young Children Certification. Also,a french minor and certificates in French from the University of Lyon, France.


19 february 2003

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2020 Blanshard Street,Victoria,BC V8T 5C6
Office 250-383-5222 Fax 250-...


more than 20 years


$39 & under


The program "Music for Young Children" is offered at Cook and Hillside in Victoria, BC. Please e-mail to book your spot as spots are now filling in quickly for the FREE Demo classes. To book your free lesson please send an e-mail, thank-you.For further info please refer to

Teaching location

Teachers Studio


Childrens Music


Alfred Method
Bastien Method
Canada Conservatory
Faber and Faber
Royal Conservatory of Music
Rote Method
Thompson Method

Instruments and Subjects

theory – rudiments

Levels taught


Type of students

Young Adults