Kristin Benes
Vista, CA
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Kristin Benes

Kristin B.

Vista, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Together we will learn the beginning essentials to playing the cello and reading cello music. I focus on good technique from the beginning so a student should expect to spend a good amount of time in lessons on technique exercises and posture checks. We will also learn music based on the student's experience.

About Kristin B.

I am a classically trained violist and string instrument enthusiast, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in music performance and have since worked as a music teacher in San Diego. I am the strings director at Double Peak School in San Marcos and the resident violist for Zene Strings quartet. I am also an active freelance musician that performs with various ensembles across San Diego.

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Jack
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Kristin was very professional and on the music! I had a great initial experience and will be taking lessons from her in the future. Thank you!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
Michael
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Posted May 7, 2020

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Experience

Principal Violist
Jan 2020 - Present

San Diego Music Coterie

Orchestra Director
Oct 2018 - Present

Double Peak School

Violist
Jan 2017 - Oct 2018

MiraCosta Symphony Orchestra

Principal Violist
Mar 2015 - May 2015

West Michigan Opera Project

Performance of Puccini's opera Sour Angelica.

Ensemble Member & Soloist
Jan 2011 - Apr 2015

Western Michigan University - Collegium Musicum

Performing on viola & viola da gamba.

Viola Section Member
Sep 2010 - Apr 2015

Western Michigan University - University Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble Member
Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

Early Music Michigan (EMM)

Served as an ensemble member during the 2014-2015 season; soloed in March 2015 concert in Kalamazoo, MI.

Substitute
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014

West Michigan Symphony

Education

Viola Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2015

Western Michigan University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Awards

College of Fine Arts Faculty Fellowship Grant
Sep 2011

Western Michigan University

Provost Scholaship
Aug 2010

Western Michigan University

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