Christine Christie

Christine first took up music as a teenager, studying piano and woodwind, and played bassoon in the county youth orchestra and concert band. Unfortunately university studies led her to a long and successful career as a psychotherapist, group analyst and university lecturer. When a hand condition meant she could no longer play her first instruments, she switched first to classical guitar, and then also to double bass, as she enjoys ensemble playing. (The guitar and double bass have been joined by an electric bass and a Fender amp).

She fell in love with music theory when she needed her grade 5 to progress through performance grades, and just kept studying, even after completing Grade 8.

She believes music is for everyone, regardless of age or ability, and loves trying to find ways of making theory interesting, relevant to the student, and easy to understand. Her current playlist features Thomas Tallis, Debussy, Miles Davis and Lankum.