The Music Educator In Me


This episode is a little different than the usual Coffee with Kristi content... It's an interview with my best friend Greg Childress on his new show, The Music Educator Podcast. In this interview, I discuss what it's like to be a music educator following a non-traditional path, and how I still keep music in my life post-grad.


To give you an idea for what my path is like as a music educator, I can sum it up for ya right here. Speed-story!

I started playing the violin at 6 years old and had my first opportunity to teach private lessons to a 5th grader as a 7th grader. That experience propelled me into the world of music education and from middle school on, I knew I was going to college for music education.

So, I went to James Madison University and graduated in May of 2018 with a music education degree. Now, I live in Nashville, TN and have a private violin studio where I teach students of all ages.

Now that you have a little background, go ahead and listen to the episode above. I hope you enjoy it! :)