Ktunes Music Studio

Ktunes Music Studio

5.0 (2)
Best of 2019
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

We keep lessons upbeat, positive, exciting, and invigorating and send every student home with a smile on their face and the desire to make music a part of their life! We use creative and innovative teaching approaches including games and technology to keep students engaged and loving their lessons!

I have always loved music and was blessed to be exposed to music from a young age, singing in church choirs and playing in bands and orchestras. I play an ever-growing variety of instruments currently including: piano, clarinet, accordion, violin, recorder, organ, voice, cello, flute, concertina, harmonica and various percussion instruments. 

I have a have a certificate in music composition, a minor in Piano Pedagogy, and Bachelors degree in Music from Valley City State University. I will be officially graduating from Boston University with a Masters degree in Music Education in September. 

My musical studies include: Music Theory, Pedagogical Studies, Aural Skills, Music Appreciation, Music Composition, Ear Training, Sight-Singing, Sight-Reading, Gregorian Chant, Applied Piano Lessons, Applied Violin Lessons, Applied Clarinet Lessons, Music History, Conducting, Ensemble/Concert Band/Orchestra.

I have received awards for performances on clarinet, violin and piano, have played at the Summer Strings Institute hosted by the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Washington D.C. and at Jones Hall as a member of the Gulf Coast Concert Band. I'm also a member of numerous music associations including MTNA, NFMC, TFMC, and TMTA.

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Richmond, TX 77469
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Amber

    Ms Kirstie is very knowledgable and fun. She interacts in a magical way with the kids that both challenges and encourages them. Her format is very creative and interesting. Every aspect of music is exposed to the students. It is a very unique and excellent experience.

  • Dalton

    Its really fun. It's exciting and I learn new things all the time. You can get cool prizes. I just got a hand held digital chess game. Ms Kirstie is super nice and fun.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When an interested student contacts me, I ask them to fill out the form at https://www.ktunesmusic.com/contact so I can get a clearer picture of the student's goals and current level. Then we setup a free meet and greet session so we can get to know eachother. We then find an open slot on the studio calendar that works for the student and get started!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a have a certificate in music composition, a minor in Piano Pedagogy, and Bachelors degree in Music from Valley City State University. I will be officially graduating from Boston University with a Masters degree in Music Education in September. 

My musical studies include: Music Theory, Pedagogical Studies, Aural Skills, Music Appreciation, Music Composition, Ear Training, Sight-Singing, Sight-Reading, Gregorian Chant, Applied Piano Lessons, Applied Violin Lessons, Applied Clarinet Lessons, Music History, Conducting, Ensemble/Concert Band/Orchestra.

I have received awards for performances on clarinet, violin and piano, have played at the Summer Strings Institute hosted by the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Washington D.C. and at Jones Hall as a member of the Gulf Coast Concert Band. I'm also a member of numerous music associations including MTNA, NFMC, TFMC, and TMTA.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would advise prospective music students to consider the background, education, and experience of the teacher before pursuing lessons. Many students risk losing their love of music by starting out with unqualified teachers who may play their instrument well but have not been trained to teach it well.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

It always helps if the teacher knows what type of music the student is interested (genre, artist, specific song, etc.), if the student has an instrument, and if the student has prior musical experience.