Professor Christie is Mia’s cello teacher. She is a professor of music at a local college, and a friend of Mia’s Dad. Though she is skeptical of young Mia’s abilities at first, after listening to her practice the cello, she agrees to take over her studies and find her other students to play with. Professor Christie encourages and coaches Mia to apply to Juilliard, and believes she has a real chance to become a professional musician.
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...she notes that she may have to rehearse with a pianist and her cello teacher, Professor Christie , instead. Mia is a talented cellist, and recently auditioned for a spot at Juilliard.... (full context)
...abilities of the college students at around age fourteen, Mia’s studies were taken over by Professor Christie , a friend of Mia’s Dad who was surprised by the level of Mia’s talent,... (full context)
...her cello, and someone brings up the idea that she is Juilliard-worthy. Gran speaks to Professor Christie about Mia auditioning, and Mia eventually sends in an application, subsequently receiving an invitation to... (full context)