Posted on Jan 12, 2018
Christine Kastanopolous, Classification TalkEach new member to our club gives a "classification talk" to tell other members something about his or her life and work. Hailing from Massachusetts, Christine’s story is a remarkable example of how even the most challenging difficulties can play a role in finding one’s destiny. Though she had a difficult time in school because she experienced dyslexia, she found that she could decode music by playing the piano by ear. It was a language that was easy for her to understand. This was a special gift that was unusual in a child her age, so finding a teacher to help form and channel this gift was difficult. That did not stop her. Ultimately, she found her way to musical prep school in Boston, along with many talented musicians, where she could hone her skills. She realized that instead of performing, she was a better educator. Eventually, she opened a school for music education, moved to Kitsap and joined our Rotary club. Christine has felt welcome in our club, where her new friendships have “made her heart sing”. Welcome, Christine!