I believe it is within everybody's ability to play Violin or Viola. One does not need to possess "talent," but simply the desire to improve and the willingness to work.
Music is fun!
- problem solving, creative thinking and self-discipline
- it is OK to make mistakes - it's part of learning
- we all learn differently
- we can do things that seem difficult by putting it into smaller pieces
- to be part of something bigger than ourselves by playing music with our friends
- to overcome our fears and perform for others - those watching us are hoping for our success!
- to set goals and enjoy the road it takes to get there.
- hard work and determination can lead to great things!
Kristina Turner grew up in the "City of Subdued Excitement" - Bellingham, Washington. As a youth, she enjoyed performing in multiple school ensembles including chamber ensembles and Strolling Strings. She attended Eastern Washington University and studied Violin with Kelly Farris while performing in the EWU Symphony Orchestra and Gonzaga University Symphony. Kristina transfered back home to finish her Bachelor of Arts in Music at Western Washington University, studying Violin with Walter Schwede and continuing to perform in Symphony, Chamber, and New Music Ensembles. Kristina has been a member of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra since 2007.
Kristina has been teaching in Bellingham since 2000 and is a registered teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.