Kristi’s childhood was immersed in music. As a Spivey Hall Music Scholarship recipient at Clayton State University in Atlanta, Georgia, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Music with concentrations in Voice and Education. She studied classical, contemporary, and belting singing techniques with Dr. Shaun Amos and Dr. Christina Howell while studying piano with Dr. Michiko Otaki. After having worked for many organizations and gaining valuable experience in educating, performing, managing, and business, she opened Music Junkie Studios in 2015.
A Note From Kristi:
I enjoy many genres of music and have worked professionally in a variety of musical environments. I served as Worship Leader at a church in Atlanta, Georgia for three years where my duties included teaching and directing traditional hymns, southern and black gospel, contemporary praise music and world songs in other languages as well as working closely with young children in Children’s Choir. My other professional music experience includes coordinating worship services, private venue gigging, wedding music, directing summer camps, directing musicals, secular adult and youth choir direction, judging talent competitions, and private voice, piano, and guitar lessons.
For eight years, I’ve taught students of all ages while working for companies like Georgia Academy of Dance and the Performing Arts, TakeLessons online music organization, and most recently, Musicology- a private music studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
My students boast many awards and accomplishments including full music scholarships to universities of their choosing, acceptance to exclusive Fine Arts academies, placement in talent competitions, placement in honors ensembles, superior ratings across the board from independent group and solo festival competitions
I work with students on aural skills, music theory, proper vocal and piano performance technique, breath management, tone quality, sight reading ability, text painting, improvisation, body posture, performance techniques such as anxiety management, performance etiquette, and stage presence.