Christine Rewolinski

Dr. Christine Rewolinski is the youngest of 11 children, born to a Catholic family in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She began her musical training at the age of 12 years on both the violin and the piano. Dr. Rewolinski began formal music studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in music education, a Bachelor of Music-violin performance cum laud, and a Master of Music-violin performance degree. She has extensive experience as an orchestral violinist and has performed as a section violinist with the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, the Milwaukee Opera Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, and Shreveport Symphony. Christine currently is a substitute violinist with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and freelances with numerous Dallas and Fort Worth area ensembles. Over the past 30 years Dr. Rewolinski has taught a wide array of classroom music instruction ranging from high school and middle school orchestra to elementary school group violin (Suzuki) and general music. Dr. Rewolinski began teaching the Suzuki method in 1990 and is certified in violin through book 4 and also in Suzuki early childhood music instruction for infants and toddlers through level 2. She has directed university sponsored Suzuki programs at Stephen F. Austin University and the University of Texas at Arlington (1996-1999 and 2005-2010). Dr. Rewolinski is currently the director of the Rewolinski Suzuki Studio and teaches more than 30 violin students ranging in age from 18 months through 16 years of age in addition to adult students. She also offers Suzuki early childhood classes for children from birth to 3 years of age. Dr. Rewolinski earned her PhD from the University of North Texas in 2014. Her specialty is in the field of music education and research methods and statistics. Dr. Rewolinski’s research interests include Suzuki teacher-parent partnerships, early childhood musical instruction methods, toddler violin instruction and the development of occupational identity among undergraduate music education majors. Christine is married to Itrel Monroe, a software engineer and avid car enthusiast. They live on 1.5 acres in Garland, Texas. In their spare time they both enjoy vegetable gardening, knitting (Christine), puttering in the garage (Itrel) and reading.