Chris Baker! Chris Baker is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University and has done graduate work in music education at Oberlin Conservatory. He is a certified music educator whose experience includes teaching high-school choir, the Austin Children's Choir, and music classes for younger children. Chris is a native-Texan who loves singing, both with church choirs and also the Conspirare Symphonic Choir, with whom he recently sang Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe and the Poulenc Gloria with the Austin Symphony. He is also an alumnus of the Texas All-State Choir.

In addition to teaching choir classes for Firelight, Chris offers private voice lessons for the Northwest School of Music, provides voice coaching for the the Leander Independent School District high school choirs, and teaches successful  SAT and ACT test prep with the Austin Chinese Education School.  Chris enjoys learning new languages (currently Chinese and German) and hiking the Greenbelt in his free time.

 

Courses Offered:

Note: There is a one time supply fee due for all music courses:

  • Choir 1: For Grades (K-2): Singing and Stompin’

    Students learn to sing, keep a steady beat, and celebrate the varieties of rhythmic expression in folk songs from across the world using voices, shakers, sticks, and street drums. Students gain an understanding of the mathematical nature of music as they study written musical notation, improvise rhythms, sing, and play!

  • Choir 2:  For Grades (3-5): Our Hearts Soar in Melody

    Students sing beloved songs, with special attention to the songs of Walt Disney, as they continue the study of rhythm and music literacy. Students focus on melody as they learn to sight-read and improvise melodies using Curwen hand signs and musical games. Students culminate their study in an optional performance for the public.

  • COMING 2018- Choir 3:  Advanced Choral Music: Artistry, Expression & Performance for Middle School