- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- June 2008
I received a Bachelor's in Music Education and Performance from Drake University in Flute and Piano. Currently pursuing a Master's in Music Therapy.
At Drake, I received a musical scholarship covering 80% of my tuition costs.
I was also honored to sit as Principal Flute in both the Drake Symphony Orchestra and the Drake Wind Symphony, the top performing groups at the University.
I started to play the flute and piano in second grade, and
my love and passion for music have only grown and matured since then.
I enjoy sharing what I've learned, and learning from my students as well.
I am excited and thrilled by the opportunity to work with you!
• Facilitated development of cognitive and executive functions such as memory, attention, and processing speed with students age 5–35 through interactive and challenging activities. Developed personal skills including motivation, self-esteem, and confidence in students.
• Provided a positive and safe environment in order to form trusting relationships.
• Communicated with the Program Director, staff, parents and students to ensure meetings, sessions and evaluations were completed in an efficient and timely manner. Communicated feedback via phone with parents on a weekly basis, and addressed any concerns or issues as necessary.
AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.+ Read More
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.+ Read More
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.+ Read More
My first piano lesson turned out to be so much more than I could have ever expected. My teacher, Kristin is so engaged in the lesson and so very well prepared. We covered so much in such a short time. She made every minute both fun and informative while providing a very friendly environment in her studio. I feel very fortunate to have found such a really competent music teacher.+ Read More
Kristin is a wonderful piano teacher! She is skilled and experienced, as well as very enthusiastic. My 7 year old son started with her and absolutely loved his lessons, and more importantly grew a love to play the piano. In addition she taught me to play again, not playing for about 30 years! Amy is reliable, flexible, makes the lessons both fun and instructive and can tailor to your preferred kind of music. I would highly recommend her!+ Read More
Pleasant, knowledgeable, patient.
Kristin was great. My daughter was excited to keep having lessons.
Wonderful experience. She is a great teacher!
Kristin has been great so far. I'm coming back from a LONG absence from piano and she is working hard helping me learn the music I like and still help me learn how to actually ready music!
Finished my first lesson with Kristin. She was really great. She fit the lesson based around the skills I already had and allowed me to build my skills.
Kristin is terrific! I so look forward to working with her and getting back into the flute.
Her instructions and suggestions have already improved my life, and I have plenty of challenges ahead. Lessons with Kristin will be fun and productive.
My son was very pleased with his first day of lessons and is looking forward to other lessons with Kristin.
I've been taking lessons with Kristin for the past 3 weeks now. I used to play as a child, and I'm just getting back into playing now after several years. Finding a teacher that was the right fit was important to me. Kristin is awesome! I felt comfortable right away. She's super patient, knowledgable, and took the time to understand my goals. Highly recommend her :-)+ Read More
Kristin is open, patient, fun, flexible and just an over all fantastic teacher. We are so happy to have found her!
She was SO nice and incredibly patient. I don't think I could have found a better teacher for my child.
Very sweet and patient!
Our first lesson with Kristin couldn't have gone better! She really took time to get to know our son and was so open and friendly. We feel very lucky to have found her as a teacher. He's already excited about what he's learning.
Kristin is a great piano teacher! In the first few lessons, she took the time to get to know my daughter and has built upon her base of knowledge. Also, she is always punctual, very reliable, and responsive to communications. I would recommend her to any of my friends!+ Read More
Kristin is an excellent and friendly English teacher. It was a pleasant experience working with her.
More than met my expectations, Kristin quelled my anxieties, quickly built rapport and built a solid base on just our first lesson.
Kristin is an amazing music instructor. She is patient, kind, and most importantly knowledgable. I started with her as an absolute beginner on piano and through her methodical and detail oriented instruction I can now play with proficiency. I always look forward to my lessons with her.+ Read More
Kristin is very knowledgable and experienced; she made me feel comfortable and confident and I am excited to continue learning with her!
Kristin was terrific. Couldn't be more comfortable for a first lesson!
Perfect for my daughter. We are full of gratitude for the opportunity to have Kristen.
Her enthusiasm and teaching skills with my niece are more than I expected. Kristin is a natural with children, and makes learning fun with realistic results.
Kristin is very punctual, flexible, and is a professional. She has a great rapport with my 11 year old son, who she is instructing.
Kristin was very professional. My daughter really enjoyed working with her and looks for forward to more lessons
Couldn't have even wished for anyone better!!
Kristin is friendly, smart and energetic. She truly cares about the children, their goals and makes them feel comfortable.
Kristin is an amazing Piano and Flute instructor. She has a rock solid foundation in music and music theory but also really listens to her students and what they are seeking out of her instruction. She is completely dedicated to her students and great at encouraging and bringing out the best in them. I found Kristin to be extremely knowledgeable, talented, and kind. Would recommend her to musicians and aspiring musicians of all skill levels and ages.+ Read More
She's a terrific teacher. very competent, very considerate and very patient. She's a wonderful choice for me.
Kristin has been one of the best instructors that I've ever had. I started flute lessons with her with a lot of bad habits picked up from an instructor at the school was I was attending. I didn't know that they were bad until Kristin walked me through why they were bad. She helped me break the habits, and since then I've been doing much better. I haven't tripped up as much as I used to, and I really do attribute it to her. Now I just need to practice more. She's very patient, always with a smile on her face, and made me feel very comfortable, whether it was at her home or mine. She has also been very flexible with my schedule.
I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone!