School of Music

Christine Kissack

Adjunct Faculty in Piano Pedagogy
Christine Kissack


103 Corthell Hall

Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-5265

Christine joined the USM Department of Music adjunct faculty in the fall of 1999 and is the instructor of the Piano Pedagogy program at USM.  A native of Maine, Christine also maintains a full-time private piano studio for pre-college age students in Falmouth.

Christine received a bachelors degree in Piano Performance from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and a masters degree in Piano Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  She was a national winner of the D. H. Baldwin Teaching Fellowship Award recognizing excellence in piano teaching and is professionally certified by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and its affiliate the Maine Music Teachers Association (MMTA).

Her piano teaching experience spans 28 years and includes beginner, intermediate and advanced level students of all age groups in private and group settings.  She has coached several students to success in local competitions and is frequently asked to adjudicate piano events in Maine and New Hampshire.

Christine studied undergraduate piano and piano pedagogy with Dr. Carleen Graff at Plymouth State College.  At Southern Methodist University, she studied with Dr. David Karp and was mentored by the late Louise Bianchi.