Christine Adela

Christine Adela


Christine is a consummate musician with a diverse range of talents and experiences. Specializing in classical and pop styles, she has been sharing her musical expertise through teaching since 2002. A certified teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music, Christine’s academic journey includes a BA in Music with minor studies in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, where she earned recognition from the esteemed Golden Key Honour Society for her outstanding academic achievements, placing her in the top 15% of her faculty.

In addition to her academic achievements, Christine holds a Music Diploma (Classical) from Capilano University, rounding out her comprehensive musical education.

Christine’s teaching philosophy is as multifaceted as her musical background. Her lessons encompass a rich tapestry of theory, vocal exercises, ear training, and song arrangements tailored for multi-discipline students, empowering them for self-accompaniment on the piano while singing.

Beyond the classroom, Christine’s musical talents have taken her to prestigious stages, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, where she lent her voice to esteemed ensembles such as The Capilano Singers, Good Noise, and Richmond Chorus. Her instrumental expertise shines through as well as a former member of the UBC Korean Drumming Ensemble, where she skillfully played the Changgo.

Away from the spotlight, Christine wears many hats, serving as a host and junior producer for Vancouver Television, while also embracing the roles of devoted mother and dedicated cyclist participating in the Tour de Cure (Ride to Conquer Cancer) since 2011. Notably, Christine has also held the title of Miss Vancouver.

Grounded in her own experiences and guided by her influential mentors, Christine believes in fostering a balanced approach to musicianship. She advocates for diligent yet intelligent practice, celebrating successes while maintaining humility, and embodying dynamism with a foundation of respect. For Christine, every challenge presents an opportunity, and she encourages her students to pursue excellence while staying true to their unique talents.

Above all, Christine instills in her students the importance of self-trust, acknowledging their progress, and embracing the potential to do something truly remarkable with their musical gifts. She remains deeply grateful to her influential teachers, whose guidance has shaped her musical journey: Gail Suderman, Heather Pawsey, Wendy Chan, Dr. Rudy, Dr. Perrino, and David Vandereyk.