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Christopher Pettit, B.M.

Suzuki/Prep Cello, Vivace


CSA Instructor since 2016

Christopher loves teaching Suzuki Cello. The Wheaton College Community School of the Arts has an immensely positive effect on the many children enrolled in it and he is glad to be part of its nurturing community. 

Christopher graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois in 2015 after student teaching in Lombard and Glendale Heights. While at the University, Christopher received numerous teaching and performance awards. After graduating, Christopher immediately started work as an orchestra teacher in St. Charles. Christopher has studied with Carol Ourada, Dmitry Kouzov, and Dr. Tanya Carey. Christopher has taken all of the Suzuki Cello courses with Dr. Tanya Carey, Carey Cheney, and Jean Dexter. 

Christopher has recenly been appointed to direct Vivaldi Strings and looks forward to developing this exciting CSA ensemble.

Christopher was a Suzuki student and still derives a huge amount of joy from playing and teaching from the method. Christopher also loves trying new foods and traveling. 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Suzuki Association of Americas
  • American String Teachers Association