My name is Kristin Campbell. Although I grew up in the south, I have lived and taught in Virginia and 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 receive a BM in Violin Performance and M. M. in Church music, Violin Principle. I collaborate via the internet with my mom on collections of violin arrangements. She is my best editor and critic.
I have taught private violin and piano lessons since 2005 and also taught at Children’s Music Academy, as well as teaching violin and viola at Colorado Christian University from 2016-2018. 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 have played with the Virginia Symphony, Norfolk Virginia and played with the Stratus Chamber Orchestra in Denver, Colorado as the principle second.
I have been active in church music in different roles at each of our churches. Serving as the music assistant by leading orchestra rehearsals, accompanying, and playing for weekly services as well as writing and arranging for choir, orchestra, worship teams and small groups. 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!
As on September 2018 we will be living in Shreveport, Louisiana at Barksdale Air Force Base