Kristin Madison
Wellesley Hills, MA
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Kristin Madison

Kristin M.

Wellesley Hills, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We will work from the bottom up, starting with proper breathing and warm up exercises.
Scale work and technical drills are made fun through games and other means to keep things interesting :)
Repertoire work will be chosen according to experience level after basic assessment, we can work together to find something you enjoy playing.
Basic theory and music history will be addressed naturally as we work through new pieces!

I am more than happy to work on any other music you are currently playing for school or other ensembles.

Let's have fun and work hard!

About Kristin M.

Private Music Instructor :

Piano, Flute, Adaptive lessons, Music therapy

Drake University : B.M. Music Education and Performance
Saint Mary of the Woods College : MT-BC Music Therapy


My greatest joy is in sharing what I've learned, and even more so, learning from students.

I am excited and thrilled by the opportunity to work with you!

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Greta W.
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Both my daughters (ages 6 and 8) are taking piano lessons with Kristin. She is a great teacher: patient, encouraging, listens to the kids, and makes sure they enjoy the lessons. We hope to have lessons with her for the long run and highly recommend her for a positive music experience.

Posted Jun 19, 2019
Meredith
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Kristin was such a wonderful teacher for our young daughter, Margaret! We had to move out-of-state and are struggling to find someone who can fill Kristin's shoes!

Posted Jun 28, 2018
Anna W.
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My daughter loves going to her. She is in tune with a pace that works well for my daughter.

Posted Feb 21, 2018
Brandon M.
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Incredibly enthusiastic and attentive. Highly recommended!

Posted Aug 2, 2017
Lou H.
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Great first lesson! Kristin is very patient, and clear with her instructions.

Posted Jul 27, 2017
Diane
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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.

Posted Jul 4, 2017
Lindy
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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!

Posted Jun 22, 2017
Lana A.
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Pleasant, knowledgeable, patient.

Posted May 10, 2017
Polly
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Kristin was great. My daughter was excited to keep having lessons.

Posted Apr 21, 2017
Mike F.
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Wonderful experience. She is a great teacher!

Posted Feb 22, 2017
Jesse
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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!

Posted Feb 15, 2017
Dan
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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.

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Jourdan
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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.

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Johnathan D.
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My son was very pleased with his first day of lessons and is looking forward to other lessons with Kristin.

Posted Dec 8, 2016
Annette M.
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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 :-)

Posted Oct 28, 2016
Ruby M.
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Kristin is open, patient, fun, flexible and just an over all fantastic teacher. We are so happy to have found her!

Posted Sep 26, 2016
Nylah B.
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She was SO nice and incredibly patient. I don't think I could have found a better teacher for my child.

Posted Sep 24, 2016
Claudia D.
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Very sweet and patient!

Posted Sep 21, 2016
Max
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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.

Posted Sep 20, 2016
Ellie H.
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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!

Posted Sep 19, 2016
MUHAMMAD A.
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Kristin is an excellent and friendly English teacher. It was a pleasant experience working with her.

Posted Jul 27, 2016
Warren M.
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More than met my expectations, Kristin quelled my anxieties, quickly built rapport and built a solid base on just our first lesson.

Posted Jun 30, 2016
Garrett
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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.

Posted May 6, 2016
Betsy W.
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Kristin is very knowledgable and experienced; she made me feel comfortable and confident and I am excited to continue learning with her!

Posted Feb 9, 2016
Alan G.
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Kristin was terrific. Couldn't be more comfortable for a first lesson!

Posted Jan 28, 2016
Jade T.
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Perfect for my daughter. We are full of gratitude for the opportunity to have Kristen.

Posted Jan 12, 2016
Kassandra (.
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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.

Posted Jan 12, 2016
Scott
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Kristin is very punctual, flexible, and is a professional. She has a great rapport with my 11 year old son, who she is instructing.

Posted Dec 18, 2015
Samantha E.
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Kristin was very professional. My daughter really enjoyed working with her and looks for forward to more lessons

Posted Sep 10, 2015
Caleb P.
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Couldn't have even wished for anyone better!!

Posted Aug 17, 2015
Kendrick P.
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Kristin is friendly, smart and energetic. She truly cares about the children, their goals and makes them feel comfortable.

Posted Aug 17, 2015
Garrett S.
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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.

Posted Aug 4, 2015
Neal W.
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She's a terrific teacher. very competent, very considerate and very patient. She's a wonderful choice for me.

Posted Nov 4, 2014
Tyler W.
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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!

Posted Oct 31, 2014

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Experience

Music Therapist and Instructor
Sep 2019 - Present

All Newton Music School

Artist & Teacher
Jun 2011 - Present

Private Company

Trainer
Aug 2010 - Present

Learning Rx

• Facilitated development of cognitive and executive functions such as memory, attention, and processing speed with students 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.

Music Therapy Intern
Aug 2018 - May 2019

Perkins School for the Blind

Education

Music Therapy, MT-BC
Aug 2017 - Jan 2020

Saint Mary of the Woods College

BM : Music Education & Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2014

Drake University

Major : Music Performance
Aug 2005 - Jun 2006

Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

MTBC
Jun 2020

Certification Board for Music Therapists

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
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
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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