Chris Markkanen

Christian Markkanen is a lifelong resident of Canton, graduating from Canton High School in 1993. Chris and his wife live in North Canton and have three children. His oldest is now in first grade and attends Cherry Brook Primary School. Chris grew up with a love for music and has been involved in music since childhood. Chris completed his undergraduate degree at the Hartt School of music and Master’s degree at Central Connecticut State University. He first started teaching music in the Torrington school district at Southwest Elementary School teaching Pre- Kindergarten to Fifth Grade as well as vocal music at Torrington High School. In 2001, Chris began working in the Canton school district and has enjoyed teaching and learning from the wonderful students of our town. It has been a pleasure directing our children on a path to become lifelong learners and musicians, and Chris look forward to many more years in Canton.

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