Christina Chesky has been working at her hometown Sam Ash location in Philadelphia, PA for a year and a half. Her primary style of music is Classical.
What Artist/Moment Inspired You To Pursue Music?
In all honesty I’m not 100% sure. I heard a classical piece when I was 3 and told my parents I wanted to play the violin, even though there was no way for me to even know what that was at the time. My parents put on a vinyl and told me to point out when I heard the violins, and I did. Ever since then I’ve been playing the violin!
Tell Us About Your Musical Background
I played the violin kindergarten through my senior year of high school. Within that time I was a part of the All City Philadelphia Orchestra 6th through 12th grade, and had the opportunity to have a side by side rehearsal with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and well as travel to Italy on a 10 day tour, playing with the ACO in the 5 different cities. So I’m short, I’m very involved in the classical music scene.
How Are You Involved With Your Local Music Scene?
I give weekly lessons in my free time to students of all ages looking to pursue the violin. Whether it be children at a young age who are very engaged, or older people who are looking for a new hobby. Aside from my classical background, I’m involved in a worship community. I play guitar and violin at my own church as well as one other with a customer I met a little while back.
What Are Your Personal Goals as A Musician?
The only personal goal I really have as a musician is to help as many people who are engaged in music as possible. Sometimes people don’t have the resources or the funds to pursue their musical endeavors. That’s how it was for me growing up and I feel as though no one should be restricted by a financial standing. So I give lessons at a low cost and travel to them if they don’t have the means of transportation.
Tell Us About Your Latest Projects
The most recent thing I’ve done is record a very rough draft of a song I wrote titled “You and I” with my coworker Rich Parker. Wasn’t anything super crazy, but it was a fun experience considering I’ve never recorded something I personal had written.