Krisztina Kiss

Krisztina K.

Cranford, NJ
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Hi, there! My name is Krisztina and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2010. I love helping my students to learn how to play the violin, to be able to play their favorite tunes or helping them preparing for auditions for schools and ensembles. I went to the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary and earned my Masters Degree in Music in 2010. I'm a friendly and patient teacher and my teaching style engages student in the learning process also fun, and creative. I look forward helping you to reach your goals!

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  • Speaks English, Hungarian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Dr. Elemer and Eva Kiss Scholarship from Hungarian American Coalition

Reviews (15)

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Carolina Jan 31, 2019
Violin · In studio

Ms.Krisztina is a joy to work with. My girls started with her at 5 & 6 and she worked so well with them. She has kept their interest since and has introduced new concepts in a way that isn’t overwhelming, but enjoyable and fun. She has a lot of patience with them and has a skill for drawing their attention to the violin & music.

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Fayez Jan 25, 2019
Violin · In studio

Violin or viola, Krisztina was a very caring and nicest teacher I have ever had. Unlike myself she was always on time. Her friendliness made every lesson more fun while she really cared about her students and always been honest with her comments.

Sana Jan 10, 2019
Violin · In studio

I would highly recommend Krisztina. She truly likes teaching violin. She goes beyond the call of duty. For example, she sends emails with her or other musician videos for practice at home, works over the allotted time if needed and if she is able to, sends texts and responds promptly.
My daughter was beginning to say she was getting less interested in violin and before I could say anything, Krisztina made my daughter excited about it again with new things to learn.
There is nothing negative to say. She is an excellent teacher.

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Jim I. Jan 10, 2019
Violin · In studio

Kristztina is my second teacher through Takelessons and by far the best. She is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and patient, and will help you lay a strong foundation in technique as well as develop your ear to play in tune. What I also enjoy is how she doesn't hesitate to help you learn the music you want to learn. Instead of using a set program of pieces you may not enjoy she really helps you play the things that will keep you practicing. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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Rebecca M. Feb 19, 2018
Violin · Online

Krisztina in an exceptional instructor. She worked with my daughter for several months and her attitude, patience and attention were beyond compare. Rebecca always looked forward to her sessions with Krisztina and we look forward to many future lessons. She gave my daughter confidence, knowledge and expertise working with the violin that she will take with her through her musical experience.

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Rebecca M. Jan 18, 2018
Violin · Online

David Bousso Oct 31, 2017
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Krisztina is a great nurturing teacher, performer and wonderful person. I recommend her highly to anyone.

Abigail T. Mar 10, 2017
Violin · In home

We love Miss Krisztina! Very sweet, very talented and wonderful with my 6.5year old. Extremely patient. We highly recommend her!

Donna Q. Mar 3, 2017
Violin · Online

Just finished our first violin lesson on-line and it was great! Krisztina's very nice and very patient! Already in one lesson I learned so much! Krisztina was able to explain technical concepts in a clear and simple way. She provided excellent examples and demonstrations on bow placement and finger/wrist relaxation (just to name a few things). It's really awesome to have a teacher with so much experience and musical ability. Also, she is kind and encouraging. I look forward to many more lessons!

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Camille Feb 17, 2017
Viola · In studio

Patient, sensitive, and wonderful to work with. Brings excitement to playing and learning. A diamond in the rough.

Orsi Jan 27, 2017
Viola ·

Krisztina is a great musician, experienced teacher and wonderful person. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work and play with her during the past years. She is really devoted to the instrument and music. She has my highest endorsement and recommendation.

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Steve Jan 19, 2017
Viola · In home

Krisztina is terrific! Great teacher, super friendly, and is willing to help her students work toward their goals while focusing on the importance of developing good technique. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!

Hennigan Jan 19, 2017
Viola · In studio

I first met Krizstina playing a gig. I made a technical inquiry and her advice and suggestion(s) made an immediate difference; the rest is history. Krisztina is not only very knowledgeable and sensitive in her teaching, but she knows how to relate concepts so that the student grasps and understands. Since my time with Krizstina, my playing has made notable changes, not only to me, but to others as well (according to them). Krizstina is always prepared, pleasant, professional and open to suggestions.

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Misha Jan 19, 2017
Violin · In home

She's the best teacher ever! Kind, understanding, and extremely patient. A lovely person all around, besides being a world-class performer.

Katie B Jan 19, 2017
Ear Training · In studio

Krisztina is a wonderful musician and teacher! She is very patient and a wonderful asset to any musician looking to better themselves.


Lesson Details

Hungarian

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

If you want to learn this unique language I can help you! I am a native Hungarian who can get through the grammar, or if you already a speaker and just want to practice with someone, let me know!

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Experience

violin teacher
Sep 2017 - Present

Juliet Music School

music instructor
Jan 2017 - Present

WillYouLearn

viola teacher
Oct 2016 - Sep 2017

Harmony Program

After school program. Emphasis on introducing music and the instrument, teaching the fundamentals. Group environment 10-15 kids

viola performer
Feb 2012 - Jul 2015

Graffiti Classics Comedy String Quartet

Principal Viola
Mar 2007 - Mar 2011

Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra


Education

Professional Studies Diploma Program
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

Mannes College of Music the New School

MA in Viola Performance, Violin and Viola Teaching
Sep 2007 - May 2010

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary

BA in Music
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

Bartok Bela Institute University of Miskolc, Hungary


Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Hungarian

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Awards

Dr. Elemer and Eva Kiss Scholarship
Nov 2016

Hungarian American Coalition


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