It started during one of Chris’s private lessons. His student, Katie K., said: “Wouldn’t it be cool if there were heart shaped rosins for Valentine’s Day?” They talked a little about the idea and Chris’s curiosity was sparked. After numerous unsuccessful experiments with pots being ruined, a couple of little fires and lots of stinky smoke in the house (seriously, don’t try this at home) Chris developed the process for making these fun shapes. Katie Jones put her love for crafts to work and can take credit for the fun fabric. We’re still developing new shapes and having fun with it! Check back every so often to see what we’ve cooked up recently.
Chris started playing cello when he was in 4th grade and kept at it through college, where he studied music education. Chris currently teaches 7-12th grade orchestra in Guilford, CT, teaches cello privately, performs with his string trio and finished his tenure as CT chapter president of American String Teachers Association.
Katie started playing violin when she was 3 years old, taught by her mother who is violin teacher as well. Katie also studied music in college and though she played in orchestra, she focused on vocal performance. Katie now teaches 6-8th grade chorus and general music in North Branford, CT. Every once in a while she still picks up her fiddle!