Christian F. Howes Founder & Percussion Faculty

Christian started playing percussion from a very young age and that passion led him to play in an award-winning marching band, concert band, and percussion ensemble all through his high school years. He furthered his study at the University of Michigan where he received a BM in percussion performance as well as a degree in computer engineering.


Christian now splits his time between building exciting, next-generation, mobile singing experiences in the StarMaker App for iOS or Android, as well as playing and teaching music. Christian enjoys teaching individuals and small groups, including arranging and teaching for high school marching band and percussion ensembles. He spends a significant amount of time every year volunteering his skills at the Music for All foundation, assisting in marching band competitions and summer camps.


Christian can be found playing around the Bay Area with several orchestras, choirs, and theatre groups, including the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony and Symphony Parnassus.