One day Christine noticed that some parents were travelling enormous distances to attend the Music Masters classes. These families were spending more time in the car than they were at the music lesson!! She ventured to the other side of town to find a second music venue. Discovering Oxford Street Bulimba was perfect and a second Music school was opened.
The birth of her first child in 2000, forced Christine to think about bringing on staff to teach at Music Masters. Even though the students at the music school were of a young age, Christine knew how important it was to have qualified teachers. Nicole Amies was the first of many staff members who had completed her BMUS from the QLD Conservatorium of Music majoring in harp. She was furthering her studies to become a secondary school music teacher so was ideally suited to teach at Music Masters.
By this time, Christine had two young children and realised that toddlers loved to watch the same DVD over and over. While there were many music DVDs for children available, there seemed to be none that actually taught the fundamentals of music. Having seen first hand how very young children were able to experience and enjoy music, Christine began writing and recording songs specifically for this age group. She employed a film maker and produced "Music Makes Me Move".
The town of Tippoburra is a two hour drive (on an unsealed road) from Broken Hill. Again, Christine was approached to facilitate music classes for the children who attended the local school. At the time, this was the only school in Australia who had enrolments from the town and enrolments from stations who would attend role call via school of the air each day.
On the day, you had to be there!
In 2010, Music Masters Music School moved premises to a beautiful heritage listed building in Gordon Park. The building originally housed St. Cartheges primary school so was the perfect location for the music school.
Christine has always taught piano, preparing many students for external examinations via AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board).
Always interested to learn more, Christine has begun post graduate course work at The University of Queensland studying a Master of Music (MMus). This exciting pathway provides opportunities to engage with current research and contribute to music education.