Small Town Music Lessons

Small Town Music Lessons

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About

My students LOVE piano! They generally don't need reminders to practice, because their music has its own draw. I make lessons fun, engaging, and moving forward even if the student has struggled with a concept... there is always a new, fun way to approach that difficult concept and skill.

I love sending music into my student's homes through their lessons... families who encourage and support their kids, and adults whose families support them make all the difference in the world - give the gift of music to your loved one and sign up today. I am looking forward to hearing from you!


Highlights

Hired 3 times
21 years in business
Serves Boring , OR

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Details

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard

Interested musical styles

Classical, I can make recommendations

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    Gloria E.

    Kristin has been my sons piano teacher for the last 5 years. We just adore her. She has helped him grow a passion for music. Shes kind, gentle and patient. Wonderful teacher.
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    December 08, 2020

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    Bridget, s.

    Very gifted instructor, space is perfect, truly teaches piano
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    December 04, 2020

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    Jen G.

    Kristin was very gentle and engaging with our young learner, and has tailored her approach to our unique family rhythms and challenges. Three years in, we still have a kid who loves piano, chooses to practice on her own, and enjoys her lessons. Highly recommend.
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    December 03, 2020

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    Bobbie M.

    I adore Kristin and the way she makes it enjoyable to learn the piano. She has shown me how to overcome many obstacles the I have as an older human. The piano is a beautiful instrument taught to me by a beautiful human being named Kristin.
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    December 03, 2020

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    Linda P.

    Kristin’s passion for her students and nurturing in them a love for music is evident as she teaches with joy and enthusiasm. She tailors her approach whether for a child or adult specifically to each learning style. I highly recommend her as a music teacher.
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    December 03, 2020

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    Cheryl B.

    We love Kristen, our daughter is 7 and we started reaching out when the covid hit for things carissa could do and we found small town music lessons and thank god because carissa loves it and we love listening to her play her piano it is a beautiful sound💜
    Kristen is the sweetest person and so patient and kind you wont find a better music teacher 💙
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    December 03, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    I ask a lot of questions to get to know my student. Lessons are geared toward the individual student emphasizing their strengths and gently coaching their weaknesses into strengths.

    I began taking private piano lessons at the age of 6 in 1994, and continued through college and beyond a bit. I graduated from Portland Bible College in 2010 with my music performance degree, and have been teaching in my own studio since 2003 (approximately 20 years at the time of this answer).

    I teach 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 minute lessons. This gives families the flexibility to pay what they can afford and what the student needs as we endeavor to reach their musical goals. There is a one time registration fee of $50 if we decide to go ahead with lessons after the free meet and greet.

    My Dad encouraged me to start teaching when I was 15 years old. My teachers helped me and I fell in love with the it right away.

    All types. Some are children of professional musicians, some have parents with no musical background. I have successfully worked with students taking lessons despite major learning challenges, and students who thrive naturally in music lessons.

    I love our studio recitals - and over the years, have held over 30 music recitals for piano and voice students (I have even had my guitar students perform, but guitar isn't currently available), and have participated in even more piano and vocal recital performances as a student. I am always fond of opportunities for students to share the music they've learned. Prior to covid in 2020, students could also choose to participate in several years of music exams through NFMC festivals. As a student years ago, I participated in the MTNA/OMTA syllabus exams in piano - and have competed multiple times through regional school events.

    Ask lots of questions, setup interviews. It is your right to find a teacher who makes you feel at ease and who you believe will help you learn the piano to the best of your ability.

    Honestly, ask whatever comes to mind. :) I encourage questions, and if I don't know the answer, I will still do my best to research, learn, and grow as your teacher.


    Services offered

    Piano
    Singing
    Music Theory