Christy grew up in Huntington and took her music lessons in North Manchester. She grew up playing and performing in this and neighboring counties and began teaching violin at age 13. Christy has performed with area orchestras since that time and leads a string quartet (The Kil-so-quah quartet). With this quartet she performis at weddings, receptions and other special occasions. The YMCA School of Music is the result of dreams, hard work and the patience of many at the Parkview Huntington YMCA. Christy began the Y School of Music in January of 2016 and it has grown each session. As of 2023 there are six teachers and over 30 students. Christy is excited to continue offering lessons in piano, violin, voice, guitar and cello and group string.