Kristin Madison

Kristin M.

Boston, MA

About Kristin M.

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Kristin teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2008
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Hello!

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!

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Experience

Artist & Teacher

Jun 2011 - Present
Kristin's Music Studio

Trainer

Aug 2010 - Present
Learning Rx

• 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.

Education

BM : Music Education & Performance

Aug 2011 - May 2014
Drake University

Music

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006
Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Learning Rx Trainer

Aug 2011
Learning Rx

Trainer

Aug 2011
Learning Rx

Awards

Honors Recital

Sep 2013
Drake University

YOUNG ARTIST

May 2013
MTNA

Affiliations

American Music Therapy Association

Aug 2013
MusicTherapy

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.

Music Teachers National Association

May 2012
MTNA

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.

National Flute Association

May 2007

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.

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20 Reviews on Kristin M.

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Annette M. Oct 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
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 :-)
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Ruby M. Sep 26, 2016
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Kristin is open, patient, fun, flexible and just an over all fantastic teacher. We are so happy to have found her!
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Nylah B. Sep 24, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She was SO nice and incredibly patient. I don't think I could have found a better teacher for my child.
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Claudia D. Sep 21, 2016
ESL · In studio
Verified Student
Very sweet and patient!
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Max Sep 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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.
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Ellie H. Sep 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
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!
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Muhammad A. Jul 27, 2016
English · Online
Verified Student
Kristin is an excellent and friendly English teacher. It was a pleasant experience working with her.
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Warren M. Jun 30, 2016
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
More than met my expectations, Kristin quelled my anxieties, quickly built rapport and built a solid base on just our first lesson.
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Garrett May 6, 2016
Piano · In home
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.
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Betsy W. Feb 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Kristin is very knowledgable and experienced; she made me feel comfortable and confident and I am excited to continue learning with her!
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