Five Benefits of Joining R.I.S.E. String Orchestra
Supportive and Uplifting Environment
We foster positive connections for students with different and similar interests. These friendships can last a lifetime!
Similar to being on a sports team, musicians in an orchestra learn to develop their own personal skills, so that they can add to the skills of the group.
Deepening a Sense of Responsibility
Musicians learn to care for instruments and rehearsal space as well as track improvement to see results when they put in the time and effort to practice.
Improved Cognitive Skills
Studies show that participating in orchestral programs offers higher success in other learning areas like math, reading and memory function.
Listening to and playing music can reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.
Meet Your Teachers
We believe music changes lives. Not only that but being in a group with other musicians creates community and where we feel we belong, we thrive. We're committed to creating safe spaces for kids and teens to feel a sense of purpose and belonging. If you think your child would be a great fit for R.I.S.E., please connect with us to book an audition!
Originally from Washington State, Christopher Taber received full scholarship to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and San Francisco State University, where he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Music degree. Christopher has been a featured soloist with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Victoria Chamber Orchestra, and Port Townsend Symphony. He was Concertmaster of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra from 2004-2008. Christopher is currently a member of the Music Corner Ensemble, a group of four musicians that combine storytelling with classical music. He was also a core violinist in the Victoria Symphony.
Christopher loves teaching students of all ages to play the violin/viola. He uses all styles of music to inspire his students, with the goal to give them a life-long love of music.
Christine is the owner of Taber Music School, here in Victoria, BC. She has had a long-lasting love of orchestral music and supporting youth in our community. Christine grew up in Victoria and spent much of her childhood attending concerts performed by the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra, Sooke Philharmonic, and Victoria Symphony. She is thrilled to be a part of bringing R.I.S.E to young musicians.