- Teaches students:
- Ages 13+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- November 2014
My name is Kris, and I have a lot of experience in many areas of music.
In my lessons I emphasize creativity because this approach helps students develop a more complete understanding of music. I will help you build a strong foundation in technique and improvisational skills so that you can see real, measurable progress in your playing and your confidence level.
Ultimately, while my students do learn to perform specific pieces of music, they also learn how to sit down at a piano and simply play, expressing themselves through music in a natural way that lends itself to playing with other musicians, or for song writing.
Lessons can be given from the Melody in Movement Studios at 811 SE Main St, 97202, part of Active Space LLC.
You can learn more about me and hear music I've been apart of at krispianolessons.wordpress.com
This project is based around neo-classical piano compositions:
This solo project is an indie, bedroom pop/dream pop music project that I record and perform under. Loops, synthesizers, vocals, etc: anxioushouseguest.bandcamp.com
This was an original alternative rock band in which I played keyboards, synthesizers, piano, and helped write our songs as well as manage the band.
Here I worked as a music director for a choir at a local church, leading the congregation in song each weekend at multiple masses. I played piano and organ, and helped teach the choir new songs.
I really enjoy Kris' approach to teaching the classical and improvisational concepts. Having multiple approaches to playing the piano has been great for filling in gaps of understanding and making overall progress.
Kris is truly an amazing Instructor! He is extremely dedicated, passionate, and committed to the success of his students. He is able to combine music theory, cite reading, and the fundamentals of composition in a very comprehensible manor. He knows exactly what to teach, how to teach, and when to teach in a way that keeps me motivated, enthusiastic, and inspired to keep learning and reaching new goals. He takes great care in providing music/exercises that will help challenge me to become a better piano player (utilizes several different methods of teaching). I highly recommend him to anyone interested in taking lessons! He is a genuine teacher, that cares, makes learning fun, and always goes above and beyond!