My name is Kristin Campbell. Although I grew up in the south, I now live in Colorado with my husband Matt. I grew up in a musical family and began studying violin and piano at an early age. As a senior in high school, I realized that I could not imagine my life without music. I went on to study piano and violin and now teach and play professionally. I enjoy composing, arranging, and improvising. I collaborate via the internet with my mom on collections of violin arrangements. She is my best editor and critic.
I teach all ages of the spectrum from 4 and 5 year olds at the Children’s Music Academy, private Suzuki violin lessons, to college students at Colorado Christian University. Teaching my private students as well as teaching at Children’s Music Academy takes me back to the basics and reminds me of the joy of discovery and learning music for the first time. Teaching at the university level pushes me to learn new music and learn to communicate to all learning styles. Seeing students that are further down the journey of learning music reminds me that the foundations at the beginning are so very important. I play with the Stratus Chamber Orchestra in Denver, Colorado. Our music director’s innovative approach to performances causes me to remember the excitement of creating music together and sharing it with others.
While playing with our worship team at church, improvising with the congregational singing is one of the ways I enjoy expressing my worship to God. I love teaching others to improvise and to find their creative voice with their instrument. Teaching students to create and play is one of the best parts of my work day!