Ms.Christy Portergrand piano

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Phone: 480-472-3950

Biography

I am very excited to be working with the Eagleridge community and share with you a skill that means so much to me. I grew up attending Emerson, Carson and Westwood schools in Mesa. During my High School years I was a member of the Showcase Strings and had many performance as well as travel opportunities to California, New York, Washington, Virginia and Mexico City. I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Music Education. This was followed by a Master's Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University.

During my time with Mesa Public Schools,I taught Elementary General Music as well as Elementary and Jr. High Orchestra.  I served on the curriculumn commitee for music education and as Coordinator for the Mesa Young People's Orchestra and the Jr. High Festival Orchestra for many years. 

I have played with Orchestras throughout the Valley and was a member of the Symphony of the Southwest for 10 years. 

Currently, in addition to teaching at Eagleridge, I also spend two mornings a week at Self Development Academy in Mesa and maintain a private studio.

I enjoy working with students of all ages and levels-especially seeing the progress that students can make as well as the enjoyment of learning a musical instrument.

I look forward to meeting and working with you and your student!