About Chris Sexton
Teaching Philosophy


"Chris Sexton is a super-natural musician who is able to communicate clearly and articulate his thoughts and ideas to others. Through the years that I have known him, he has shown me how much of a consistently polite, thoughtful and caring person he is. With his countless experiences as a performer, and with his trustworthy personality, I have no doubt that each student will appreciate the environment and gain tremendous knowledge and experience studying with him.” - Akemi Takayama, Professor of Violin at Shenandoah University, member of Audubon String Quartet, and concertmaster of the Roanoke Symphony
"Chris Sexton is one of those rare teacher/performers who move easily from classical to alternative styles. He has mastered the art of violin playing with a solid background in conservatory training and he applies this high standard to his art. I can recommend him as my former student as an excellent and caring teacher with a vast amount to offer his students." -    - Dr. Kenneth Sarch, Julliard graduate, former Violin Professor at Boston University and Shenandoah Conservatory; current Violin Professor at Mansfield University
“Chris is a wonderfully diverse musician that can go in many different teaching directions musically according to a student’s interests.” - John Krumich, Artistic Director/Founder, American Children of SCORE
"I gained a great deal of confidence in my playing under Mr. Sexton. I learned how to understand the pieces that I studied, and I learned how to feel the music beyond what was on the page.” - Lauren Smith, former student
“It's really important to study with a performing musician and Mr. Sexton is a model performer who makes sure that his students understand the basics of technique and musicianship necessary for the craft of musical performance.” - Judith Thompson, viola teacher
"Sexton’s high level of musical experience and skill allows him to find commonality with any student, and his professional, nurturing demeanor gives his students not only the technique to play but the confidence to perform.” - Peter Mealy, musician and co-owner of Picker's Supply
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