Christian Krehbiel started taking private lessons in sixth grade from Paul Raymond, the principal percussionist of the Spokane Symphony. After high school, Christian majored in percussion and minored in physics at the University of Washington, studying the relationship between music (sound) and physics. After teaching and playing percussion professionally in Seattle for three years, Christian moved to Sapporo, Japan to teach English with the JET Program (Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program). In addition to teaching English, Christian also played with many local jazz groups around town and met many great musicians. Upon finishing the JET Program in 2006, Christian returned to Seattle and spent the next two years working towards his Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Washington. Since graduating in 2008, Christian has been performing with his own jazz vibraphone group, Ian Dobson’s Pan Leggo Steel Drum Band, Million Dollar Nile, The Lee Redfield Quartet, and playing freelance percussion for orchestras, musicals, and other ensembles in the Seattle area.