Christine Schumann James is particularly interested in helping musicians to develop tools that will enhance them as individuals, and prepare them for musical futures in today's world (composition, improvisation, studio recording, leading worship, playing or singing with performing groups, etc.)  She strives to give her students a positive, comprehensive experience, through lessons, workshops, independent practice, and  a variety of  performance opportunities.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and CU Music School in Boulder, Colorado. Her post graduate work in improvisation, composition and music theory was done at Colorado State University. Christine has taught music to students, young and old, for over thirty years. Her expertise in the areas of traditional and contemporary piano, composition, song writing and vocal technique offers her students a solid and well rounded musical experience.  

As a composer, Ms. Schumann James' works have won several awards, have been featured in a German documentary film, and commissioned for Boulder’s Multiple Piano Festival. Her music was honored in Denver’s Colorado Composers program, and at the Federation of National Music Teachers’ presentation of  American Woman Composers.  Among her favorite creations are the musical soundtrack for Experiencing the Passion, and her most recent duets for piano and alto flute.  Christine is a member of Rocky Mountain Composers. She has been a blogger for Music Teachers Helper, a website and resource for music teachers.  She publishes her music along with innovative teaching materials at CJJames Music Publishing.

Christine has been an active member of the Colorado Music Teachers Association and National Federation of Music Clubs, and served as President of the Boulder Area Music Teachers Association. She has adjudicated for the above organizations, as well as the American Piano Guild. As a bassoonist, she held Principal Chair in the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, and was founder/director of the Rocky Mountain Bassoon Choir. Currently, she is vocal coach, bassist and keyboardist for Citipointe Church in Loveland, Colorado. 

Katie Christensen is a musician from
Loveland, Colorado. She specializes in acoustic and electric guitar, piano, and vocals. She and her husband are the Worship Pastors and oversee the Worship and Creative Departments at Citipointe Church Northern Colorado. She has taught lessons and directed bands of middle school and high schoolers for the Unite School of Worship. Katie has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Aims Community College. She has received training from Dave Beegle in guitar, Dr. Scott Martin and Christine Schumann in vocals, and has been studying and playing the piano since
age three. Additionally, she interned at Citipointe Church in Brisbane, Australia in the music department in 2013 under Aaron Lucas of Citipointe Live. Katie is passionate about helping young musicians develop their skills and talents, as well as helping new musicians to develop a passion for their instrument. Katie loves being able to help her students create and achieve their goals. Aside from music, Katie enjoys traveling, photography, painting, song writing, and exploring the outdoors through bicycling and hiking in the mountains.

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