Make piano lessons more productive, convenient, and rewarding! “Kris has a high level of empathy and is great at encouraging his students. He always makes me feel good about the progress I'm making while still challenging me to be better. I can't recommend Kris enough.” -Jason Custom-tailored classes put you in the driver’s seat: “Kris is a great teacher with a deep knowledge of music. This bodes well for anyone under his guidance, he’s patient, thorough and most of all the lessons are tailor-fitted to the student which makes learning so much easier. I would recommend Kris to anyone no matter the experience level.” -Joshua Online Music lessons are convenient and easy: “I honestly feel like I get a lot more value from his online classes than I would have with a teacher during an in-home class.” -Ting You’ll learn how to truly express yourself through the instrument: “Within a few weeks I started to improvise on my own (laughable by anyone who understands music, but I was having fun and that’s what’s important to me). I’m very much inspired by Kris and would highly recommend him” -Sally “Absolutely the best hour of the week!” -John Classes include: -Customizable lesson plans -Email recaps with personalized assignment lists and class notes -Email support between lessons -Flexible scheduling -Student song requests -PDF sheet music files -Video clip reviews (option to record your full class are available!) Topics offered include: -Piano technique -Reading sheet music -Classical, jazz, and pop music -Music theory -Songwriting and composition -Playing with others -Music recording and production Welcome to my online classroom! As a life-long student of music, I know how overwhelming the subject can be. In my classical piano roots, no one taught me how music was written. After ten years of study I became highly proficient at reading the notes on the page and moving my fingers to play them but I would hit a wall when it came to truly expressing myself. To get over that barrier I jammed with other musicians, studied music theory, practiced religiously, and listened to as much music as I could. Eventually I found myself able to play authentically and uninhibited, the way I had always wanted. I’d like to help you find that same kind of happiness from true creative expression! When you take piano lessons with me we’ll cover all sides of musicianship with a focus on building creative ability. Your classes will be varied and fun with a wide range of exercises and activities.. We'll play a wide range of pieces from classical, to jazz, rock, pop and more, breaking the music down to learn why and how it works. Together, we’ll develop your sense of rhythm, melody, and harmony so that you can sit down and truly express yourself. Please get in touch to set up a free consultation call, either over the phone, over Skype, or Zoom! -Kris
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2014
Bachelor's of Arts in Music and Psychology
Teaches ages 8+
Has background check
Kris is a phenomenal instructor and I wish I found him sooner. HIs method incorporates technique, theory, and improvisation on simultaneous tracks, which has allowed me to progress farther and faster in 6 months then two years with a different instructor. He has made the piano less intimidating and made me passionate again about the piano.
Kris is a fantastic instructor. The lessons are a great balance of music theory and playing/applying skills. Notes after each class are a helpful way to follow and understand your learning journey. I have grown a lot during my time with him, both in terms of my understanding of foundational music principles, but also in terms of moving outside my comfort zone with improvisation and composition. He is also an incredibly patient, kind person, and encouraging person--fun to work with so that I even look forward to lessons when I haven't practiced a wink. You should contact him!
Kris has been an incredible teacher for my son. Kris has taught piano, theory, beatmaking, and even some music production. He's been responsive to my son's interests and has really helped my son develop his technique, understanding, and love of music. We've been very lucky to work with Kris for several years -- lots of gratitude and appreciation.