Adjunct Senior Artist Teacher of Suzuki Violin
Christina Simpson is newly named Adjunct Senior Artist Teacher of Suzuki Violin at the Blair School. Her Suzuki pedagogy teachers have included Donna Wiehe, Kay Collier McLaughlin, Ronda Cole, Margery Aber, Roger Stieg and Craig Timmerman.
Simpson joined the faculty of the Lexington Talent Education Association in 1983 and taught with LTEA until 2013. She is a past president of the Central Kentucky Suzuki String Teachers’ Association (CKSSTA). In 2011 she was invited by the city of X’ian, China, to teach violin to children as a part of a cultural exchange during which she had lessons in erhu and Tai Chi Quan. She joined the faculty of the Blair School's Suzuki program in August 2015.
She has been a member of orchestras including the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Orquesta Mexicana de la Juventude (Mexico City), Lexington Philharmonic (Ky.), Huntington Symphony (W.Va.), and the Cave Run Symphony (Morehead, Ky.). Currently, Simpson is a member of the Endless Road Strings. Her arrangements for strings have been recorded and/or performed by guitarists Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, Guy Van Duser, Stephanie Jackson, and the duo John Standefer and Brooks Robertson.