Kristin Riesgo

Kristin R.

Bellevue, WA

Lesson Details



Kristin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2012

My name is Kristin R. and I am a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I play a variety of instruments from piano, violin, ukulele, drums and percussion to gigging around Los Angeles and being apart of various musical projects and fronting my own band where I play synth, guitar and sing lead vocals. I am incredibly passionate about music and love to share the idea and love for it with others. I have tutored peers with theory at my university, have tutored college students with disabilities such as Autism, taught drums to middle schoolers at my former middle school, and have taught beginning and intermediate piano to students of all ages through takelessons and Musicland in Fontana, CA. I have a strong emphasis in theory and fundamentals and will go the extra mile in teaching so that the student is not only well rounded in their desired instrument but in the general ideas in the art of music. I will design a lesson plan based on your goals as a student or parent of a student. Please feel free to message me with your questions and I will be happy to answer any and all of them.

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Piano & Drum Instructor
May 2017 - Present

Currently teach beginning-intermediate piano & drumkit/percussion at Musicland in Fontana, CA.

Music Tutor
Aug 2015 - Present
Designated Exceptional Services for Independence

I develop lesson plans and teach music theory, musicianship and piano skills to a college student who is high-functioning autistic. Under my supervision, he has passed piano and theory classes.

Music Teacher
Sep 2014 - Present
In-home Studio

I have a rotation of 10 students where I teach drumset, piano, and music theory.


M.A. Composing & Arranging
May 2017 - Present
Aug 2011 - Mar 2017
Cal Poly Pomona University
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Pasadena City College

Photos & Videos

Photo by Kristin R.


7 Reviews

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Jason C. Mar 29, 2017
Drum · In studio

I was expecting a Christian teacher but even she is
Not she was so nice with my son and she is going to to be able to learn Christian songs for my son.

Nia D. Mar 17, 2017
Piano · In studio

Our first experience was great. Nia really took to Kristin. We look forward to continuing her lessons and hope she becomes a great piano player.

Alex W. May 1, 2016
Piano · In home

We have really liked our experience so far. Kristin is very patient with our 4 year old and he really enjoys his lessons.

Natalie Mar 22, 2016
Piano · In home

KRISTIN. IS. AMAZING. So enthusiastic and down-to-Earth. My daughter loves her! Thank you!

Lacee A. Nov 19, 2015
Piano · Online

It was fun! She provided helpful information and encouragement :)

CRISTINA S. Oct 4, 2015
Piano · In studio

Kristin is very knowledgeable also has great teaching techniques my daughter was very satisfied and is excited to return.

Becci M. Mar 9, 2015
Piano · In studio

my son asked for lessons. we started with just 10 lessons & now he's pushing me to get him to lessons! Kristin has been patient & sweet, yet understands that my son has a different way of thinking than most kids. she's adapted her teaching to his way of learning. i would absolutely suggest her for anyone in their early lessons of piano. i'll write another review when my son gets out of the beginner's level :)

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