Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Christina Dietrich

Department Chair: Piano & Keyboard

Teaching Philosophy

Never underestimate the potential of a child! Following the Socratic method of teaching by bringing the student to the threshold of knowledge, I present the gift of music to students of all ages and levels.


B.M., New England Conservatory; M.M. and D.M.A., Boston University. Principal teachers: A. Ramon Rivera, Victor Rosenbaum, Veronica Jochum, and Anthony di Bonaventura


Dr. Christina Dietrich began her piano studies at age three, made her first public performance at age five, and was a soloist with the NEC Orchestra at age nine. She has performed on world-renowned stages in the U.S. and Europe, including Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. She has collaborated with such noted composers as Lucas Foss and Theodore Antoniou. Christina’s musical line extends back to Beethoven and Salieri by way of her teachers, descendants of both Franz Liszt and Theodor Leschetitzky. She takes great pride in having the honor and privilege of passing that legacy on to future generations — a mission she takes to heart as a teacher and performing artist. In addition to Groton Hill, Christina is an adjunct professor at Northern Essex Community College and Mount Wachusett Community College, a faculty member at the Steinway Piano Academy, and Founder/Director of the Chopin Conservatory of Music on the North Shore. Previously she held faculty positions at the New England Conservatory, Brookline Music School, and North Shore Community College. Christina was recently named Artistic Director of the Steinway Society.