CHRISTINA MARCU, M.MUS, BED, B.MUS
Christina completed her Master of Music degree and Bachelor of Musicdegree in Vocal Performance and Opera from the National University of Musicin Bucharest, Romania in 2006 and 2004. She completed her Bachelor of Education degree from McGill University in Montreal in 2014. Christina also completed a diploma for Stage in Voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg Germany.
Christina is a versatile music teacher, professional performer, composer, arranger, and Royal Conservatory of Music specialist. She teaches all levels and styles of both Piano and Voice, as well as self accompaniment on the piano while singing. Christina is multilingual and can teach piano and voice lessons in English, French, German, and Romanian. Students can start lessons with Christina as early as four years of age.
Christina continues to have excellent results in preparing students for RCM examinations and performances. Over the course of her 14 year teaching career Christina has taught hundreds of students, many of whom have received first class honours on exams, won awards, and have all had fun in the process!
As a composer and arranger Christina is quite diverse. She enjoys writing music in not only the classical idiom but also symphonic pop, musical theatre, and even heavy metal! Christina teaches piano and singing lessons at Neighbour Note.
PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING
My lessons are fun, engaging and goal-oriented. Above all, I love to encourage, motivate and inspire my students, and to help them build skills and a life-long love for music.
My perspective on music is holistic. Striving towards excellence and the parallel development of creativity and authenticity go hand in hand and complement each other. In my teaching I use a wide range of methods, approaches and strategies, drawing from a multitude of sources. These include Suzuki, Orff and Dalcroze. The curriculum is highly personalized and my teaching is centred around the student’s strengths, needs and interests. My lessons are fun, engaging and goal-oriented. Above all, I love to encourage, motivate and inspire my students, and to help them build skills and a life-long love for music.