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Very unique class developing independence between your voice and hands, Start by Playing and Singing an Easy Song. Singing at the correct pitch
Maintaining both key and singing rhythm
Assigning the correct word or syllable to a specific piano note. Keeping the song’s timing and synchronized rhythm
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24 hours in advance
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Christie was born in the capital of Armenia in Yerevan. She began playing piano when she was seven years old. She studied classical piano and then moved on to study at the Jazz & Contemporary music College. She later earned her degree in Fine Arts. In 1995 she moved to Greece where she worked as a vocal faculty at the New Odeon of Thessaloniki and Filippos Nakas Odeion Conservatory. She was awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston where she completed her Bachelor degree in Professional Music in 2004. Christie has performed as a vocal soloist with various classical, modern and jazz bands and orchestras. She was a member of the national Chorus of Erevan and was the conductor of the Children’s Chorus of the Greek Embassy of Armenia. She participated in a video and charity concerts to support earthquake victims with other well known singers from Armenia.
As the lead singer of her jazz band, she took part in festivals in Thessaloniki (the cultural capital of Europe) during 1997. She was featured as the vocalist in several T.V. musical specials at ET3 (a channel in Northern Greece) together with Alexandro Triantafillou.
At the Ancient Greek Theater in Thessaloniki “Odeion of Ancient Market” she performed her own orchestral arrangements of Armenian & Greek folk songs with her band.
AROUND THE WORLD
In 2005 in Boston she produced her CD “Who Needs Love” with original music and lyrics. She collaborated on that album with world known musicians Jamey Haddad, Leo Blanco, Spiros Exaras, Rick Dimuzio along with her husband Zdenek Kansky.
Other musical adventures included performing with with Royal Caribbean International cruse lines throughout the Caribbean and Pacific Northwest.
Along with their “World Jazz Group” Christie & Zdenek in 2006 played in concerts, music festivals and movie festivals across the Czech Republic, Slovakia & Austria. They performed at the renowned jazz club “Reduta” in Prague.
Christie has maintained a faithful following of vocal and piano students of all ages as a certified teacher of the Royal Conservatory Development Program (Canada). Several of her students, as part of her vocal group “Angel Voices” was featured on her 2015 original Christmas single “Merry Christmas to Ya”.
In 2014 she and her husband Zdenek Kansky founded ZCK Music Academy & recording Studios. Along with her voice and piano teaching Christie can be found performing with ZCK Jazz Quartet and her Christie Kanska Jazz Quartet at local jazz venues in US and Europe.
From September 2017 through the end of April 2018 Christie had the unique opportunity of working in India as a full time voice faculty teaching at one of the most prestigious western contemporary music colleges in South Asia. In this capacity, of advising, administrating and teaching duties were augmented while working closely with a world class music faculty.
Her knowledge in Western music, Jazz, Latin, Classical, Armenian, Greek folk has helped students become a versatile musicians. Some of her core subjects were vocal technique, song- wring, sight singing, songwriting, music theory. Apart from voice lessons and ensembles, she played a key role in leading SAM Gospel Choir and organizing additional performances outside the campus.
In the beginning of 2019 Christie released her new album - Le Rêve - The Dream.
With this new Studio Album as a producer she wanted to create a fresh sound of Latin Jazz music mixing with the Fusion feel and other styles and capture the positive spirit and story behind each song.
Le Rêve - The Dream features 11 tracks. Track- the “Le Rêve”, an original instrumental composition by Christie Kanska. The other songs are 7 well-known bossa nova standards by some of the best known Brazilian singer-songwriters, as well original composition of Zdenek Kansky .
Christie’s was touring during February, March of 2019, spotlighting her new album with the different musicians from India at the some of the famous Jazz venues in India as The Piano Man Jazz Club, Delhi, The Quarter, OPERA HOUSE, MUMBAI, HOME Jazz Club in New Delhi, S H I S H A jazz club , PUNE, WINDMILLS CRAFTWORKS, BANGALORE, many venues in Goa. During her tour together with Zdenek Kansky there were teaching master classes in New Delhi, Chennai, Goa.