My Artistree - Christine Johnston



Christine started writing music when she was seven years old, with her first solo on-stage performance at Christmas that same year. Song writing is the one thing she does that she tells people is a part of “who” she is, it’s like breathing. Teaching is a close second, driven by an obsession for music and what it can do. Her formal education was through a private school from K-12, with a heavy focus on intense personal development and training within the arts. She took voice and piano lessons from ten until eighteen years old, studied a variety of art styles in her youth, and was afforded unique opportunities to innovate with music at nineteen that have continued through to present day. Her intense post-secondary education established a solid foundation in music history, theory, conducting, song writing, teaching, music composition, sound technology, and sound engineering.

When Christine began innovating as a music teacher and artist in her late teen years, it fostered her natural creative capacity and eventually propelled her into starting her own business. She started volunteering in Saskatoon's public-school community in 2003, and continued to teach music education, as well as songwriting and self-expression for mental well-being until June 2023 when she centered all of her energy on growing Remedy Music School, and the Remedy Music Label alongside her partner Clark Gamelin.

In March 2020, she released her first album Dawn as a one-take demo style recording in studio. She wanted people to feel like they were invited into the living room with her where the songs were born. Her second album release was August 31, 2022, titled Dead or Alive; a tribute project written about the different aspects of mental health struggles she understands due to relational and personal experiences in life.

Christine released a unique, live-off-the-floor project called HOME on Friday, May 26, 2023, at the grand opening of the Remedy Music Label. This album involved live loop pedal music production accompanying raw, intimately personal lyrics, delivered by diverse, intense vocal sounds.

Her artistic efforts from June-December 2023 were passionately thrown into an unforgettable sixteen song album dedicated to the stories of the people living in her city, titled I See You YXE. This project’s composition carries various music and vocal styles from soul, blues, rock, folk, hip hop, RnB, to singer songwriter. Finally, Christine released an instrumental album December 2023 called Her Reflection, a tribute to the process she walked while finding her way through childhood, youth, and young adulthood to present day.

2024 and beyond, Christine is focused on pushing her creative limits through live music creation inspired by her audience, and the connections nurtured between them prior to stepping on stage. Every style of composition, along

with every note heard are essential elements within what she identifies as “My Artistree.”

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Find the thing in you that is different, that’s as sharp as a diamond and jagged as a razor. Hone that, because that’s the thing with which you will cut the world.

Clayton Cubitt

Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

My Artistree - Christine Johnston

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