Christine with her student Vinca

Christine with her student Vinca

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Our Story

 

Hi, I'm Christine. I've been a music educator since 1989.  I can't remember a time when music wasn't a part of my life, but I'm pretty sure the moment of profound connection happened when I heard Handel's Messiah for the first time.  I was three years old.  I can still remember the magnificent harmony created by a simple piano accompaniment and a hundred voices.  I sang along and haven't stopped making and sharing music since.  

New Mozart began in 1989 as Christine Eunmi Shin Piano Studio. It was renamed to New Mozart School of Music in March of 2004 when we moved out of my living room to our first location on University Avenue.

What began as a personal dream of spreading the joy of music with the greater community of Peninsula is now a shared dream of over twenty teachers and hundreds of students.

I feel truly blessed that New Mozart has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults over the years.

Now in our 14th year in Palo Alto, we continue to serve a diverse community of musicians here.

Our youngest student is 3 and our oldest student is in his 70s. We have students studying popular music, classical music, rock music, jazz music,... actually all types of music. This is exactly the kind of place I had envisioned - a place for budding AND professional musicians creating music and being inspired by the poetry of music.

While you're here, I invite you to explore our website, facebook, and blog.  There you'll find a plethora of videos & photos of our amazing faculty members and students perform at various recitals. And, of course, there's a wealth of information about the wonderful programs we offer at New Mozart.

Thanks for visiting us here and I look forward to meeting you in person.

 

Musically yours, 

Christine Shin, director/founder