Kristen Rea

Kristen R.

New York, NY
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Kristen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 2001

Kristen is a classically-trained French Hornist and recent Los Angeles to New York City transplant. In addition to a decade-long career as the French Horn soloist in Blast!, a Tony and Emmy award-winning theatrical production, Kristen has toured as a pit-musician for shows like the national tour of 42nd Street, performed in theme park shows at Disneyland, and recorded for film, musical artists, and other digital media in Los Angeles. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Music in French Horn performance from the University of Southern California and a Master of Fine Arts in brass performance from California Institute of the Arts.

Kristen has been teaching privately and through schools and organizations for over 15 years. She is also the founding Director of Music for CITYstage.

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French Horn Soloist
Nov 2007 - Present

-2008 "Blast!" US National Tour (Big League Theatricals)
-2008 "Blast! Fever" San Antonio, TX (Big League Theatricals)
-2012 "Ocean Blast Fever" Yeosu, South Korea (Mason Entertainment Group)
-2012 "Blast!" Japanese Tour (Kyodo Tokyo Inc.)
-2014 "Blast!" Japanese Tour (Kyodo Tokyo Inc.)
-2016 "Blast! The Music of Disney" Promo Tour (Kyodo Tokyo Inc.)
-2017 "Blast! The Music of Disney" Japanese Tour (Kyodo Tokyo Inc.)

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Freelance Musician & Teacher
May 2006 - Present

Kristen has performed with orchestral, chamber, and popular music ensembles, and has recorded for motion pictures and recording artists. She has performed in concert with musical artists like Randy Neuman, Gordon Goodwin, Wayne Burgeron, Rick Baptist, Dan Higgins, Gregg Fields and mainstream artists such as The Airborne Toxic Event.

Kristen has been a private instructor for 15+ years and served as a clinician for the Disney Performing Arts “Tune In!” workshop experience. She has also guided the development of new and existing Disney Performing Arts workshops, taken by thousands of students at the Disneyland Resort every year. In 2011 Kristen became the founding Director of Music for CITYstage, a performing arts education organization for inner-city youth in Los Angeles, an organization she has helped build with the organization's founder, Emili Danz.

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Pit Musician
Dec 2016 - May 2017
42nd Street National Tour

May 2015 - Aug 2015
Busch Gardens

French Horn Performer: All-American College Band
May 2006 - Aug 2007


Master of Music, Brass Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2012
California Institute of the Arts
Bachelor of Music, French Horn Performance
May 2002 - Apr 2006
University of Southern California


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Photo by Kristen R.


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