My name is Ms. Christine Oakes and I am so excited to be the Music Teacher at the Ridgemont Early Literacy Center! This will be my second year at this campus and my second year as a teacher.
I graduated from the University of Houston Moores School of Music in May 2020 with a dual degree in Opera Performance and Vocal Music Education. In my 4.5 years of collegiate instruction, I performed in 12 operas (one of which was awarded a national title), traveled to Washington D.C, Kansas City, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Baton Rouge, and Round Rock for convention and specialized choir performances, and auditioned into a traveling choir that competed in the European Grand Prix (similar to the Olympics, but for choir) in Arezzo, Italy. There, we placed second in the world.
My goal is to use my rigorous instruction from college and my passion for teaching music to provide the most well-rounded, culturally inclusive, musically engaging, and diverse lessons possible to reach all of my students. In my classroom, each student is loved, respected, heard, and, most importantly of all, a musician.