My name is Kristin. I am an aspiring concert pianist, and teach beginners ages 5-14 using the Reading Keyboard Music (RKM) method book series. RKM is a unique program that makes it easy to learn to read music. If your child has had struggles with traditional methods, this is especially good for visual learners, and will work really well for your child. It is the most brilliant, straight forward, easily understandable way to learn to read music out of all the methods there are. Lessons are tailor fit for each student according to what they are enthusiastic about and what they want to do whether it be composing a song, transcribing and playing a song they like, or learning songs by rote (in addition to learning to read). For students who already can read music they can choose pieces they want to study, of any genre, and will be assigned classical pieces that are their level, through which interpretation the way the composer intended, analyzation, use of correct technique, and playing not just loud and/or fast, but with musical feeling will be achieved.
Playing piano and performing has always been something I have had the passion, drive, and talent for. Spring of 2014, I passed the Certificate of Merit Level 10, and placed second and fourth in USOMC competitions in 2015. In February, 2017 I placed second in the USOMC Showcase competition, and first in the Duet competition. In spring of 2019 I placed 3rd in the USOMC Showcase Senior category. I love teaching and being with kids, and learning through my teaching.
Kristin is a great instructor. She pays close attention to your technique and takes you step by step on how to improve. She provides excellent feedback and encouragement. Would definitely recommend, especially for beginners.
I have fourteen years of experience studying piano, seven of those years studying with former concert pianist Kwok Koo. During these seven years I have placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in several piano competitions, and passed the certificate of merritt level 10. Currently I am working toward playing Saint-Saens piano concerto No. 2 with the Mission College orchestra in Spring of 2019, and other pieces as well. I am constantly learning about music and how to play, and learn to play piano better, thus always furthering my teaching ability and musical knowledge to pass on to my students. In other words, when you take lessons with me, you will not only be learning what I already knew five years ago, but what I am currently learning today in terms of interpretation, technique, piano practicing, memorizing, and music theory and history.
I started teaching my mom's friend's daughter when I was 13 years old. Then I grew my studio after that.
All ages 3- adult
Went to the final round of the San Jose International Piano Competition and heard three amazing pianists play. Inspiring me to move forward and compete in this competition in 2021.