A native of New York, but currently living in Essex, CT, cellist Christine Coyle is a respected performer and experienced teacher of music. Under the tutelage of Marion Feldman, Ms. Coyle earned both Bachelor and Masters degrees from The Manhattan School of Music. During her course of study she was privileged to participate in master classes given by some of the preeminent teachers and virtuosos of our time, including Aldo Parisot, Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, Burton Kaplan, Shlomo Mintz and with members of both the American and Tokyo String Quartets.
Today Christine is a long tenured member of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She performed with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic for 25 years. She has participated in numerous productions at the Goodspeed Opera House. She is a founding member of the Amaryllis Ensemble and has recorded as a member of the New York City based Ambrosia Trio. Ms. Coyle is a dedicated and experienced teacher with the demonstrated ability to instill her passion for the cello to a highly diverse spectrum of students, aged 5 to 84. Ms. Coyle believes in developing solid bow and left hand technique to enable refined artistic expression. Her past teaching experience includes time spent as a member of the faculties of Rutgers Preparatory School and the Bethwood Suzuki School. Christine served as the conductor of the Thames Valley Junior and Advanced String Orchestras for three years. She is a member of the cello faculty at Connecticut College in New London, the Community Music School in Essex and the Thames Valley Music School in New London.
Travel, gardening, and hiking with her two labs are some of her other interests.