Shae Kindle

Shae K.

Saint Paul, MN

About Shae K.

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Shae teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 1993
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Overview

I am an music instructor with 27 years of experience. I have a Bachelor's degree in Sacred Music with a major in Voice. I have been playing piano for 35 years with having been an accompanist for choirs and soloists and a pianist at weddings and churches. I am a believer that anyone can learn piano and improve their abilities! I also know that a knowledge of music and music theory go together to improve one's learning ability in any area of his/her life. The student and I would work together. I don't just teach the "how to", I help and encourage taking time at the lesson to learn and understand the music. I am a huge advocate of building the student's skills during the lesson time and using the rest of the week on their own to continue to review the skills they have already acquired. I have a piano recital once a year in the spring. 2 or 3 months ahead, we decide on a song they like that will show off their acquired skills. I look forward to being your teacher! We will have fun learning!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a friendly person and like to put everyone at ease. I try to adapt to each student's learning style. As I have hinted at in my bio, I teach the skills and then we work together on these skills during the lesson. The idea is for the knowledge and skills to come together before the student tries on their own. The student actually learns quicker this way and we repeat lessons much less. The student also desires to learn when they see those goals being attained at a quicker pace. I usually average one lesson book every 2-3 months, depending on the student.

*** Specialties ***
I have taught every method available for piano. My preference is Faber & Faber. For more advanced students we create our own curriculum.

Photos and Videos

Myself as the pianist at a Wedding and Reception. I played various styles of music for 2 1/2 hours.

Experience

Volunteer Keyboardist
Nov 2010 - Present
RLC

I average twice a month volunteering as a keyboardist for my church, Real Life Church. I play with a band: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, and other various instruments.

Private Piano and Vocal Instructor
Jun 1992 - Present
Home Business

I've been a private instructor full time and part time since I graduated from college in 1992.

Music Teacher
Aug 2006 - Jul 2008
Magnolia Heights Academy; MS

General music teacher for 5th & 6th graders
Directed musicals for the 5th & 6th grade
10-12th grade Mixed Choir
Piano and Vocal Lessons within the school

Music Teacher
Oct 2004 - Jan 2006
Hosanna Family Worship Center; MS

Teaching the Worship Singers harmony to the worship songs for the services.

Interim Music Director
Oct 1998 - Jun 1999
Crossroads Assembly of God Church; MO

Choir Director
Drama Director
Accompanist
Music Secretary

Music Director
Jul 1996 - Aug 1997
First Assembly of God Church; WI

Song Leader
Piano Accompanist
Children's Drama Director

Professional Pianist
Aug 1995 - Sep 1996
Cross of Christ Community Church; MN

Paid pianist for the services.

Music Director
May 1992 - Aug 1994
Minnetonka/Hopkins Assembly of God Church; MN

Song leader in the services
Choir Director
Children & Adult Drama Director

Education

Bachelor's of Science degree in Sacred Music
Aug 1989 - Jun 1992
North Central University; MN
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Sacred Music
Sep 1988 - Jun 1992
North Central University

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
I speak English. I also can sing and pronounce French, German, Latin; & Spanish
Professional Proficiency

13 Reviews on Shae K.

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Maryella N. Sep 10, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
She was kind and patient and fun!
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Celeste Aug 31, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
I feel much better about taking piano lessons--at my age. Shae understood my goals and set a reasonable program for me to achieve those goals.
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Mynie N. Jun 13, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In home
She's very friendly and great with my almost 5 years old. She's able to keep my daughter engage in her lesson for 30 minutes which is pretty impressive.
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John Jan 19, 2016
· Piano · In home
My daughter loves her piano lessons with Shae. She is a kind and patient teacher and makes the lessons fun.
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Bree Jan 19, 2016
· Piano · In home
Shae is always on time and ready to go. She is friendly and kind, but still pushes my daughter to learn and challenge herself. We have had a great experience with Shae and would recommend her to others.
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Andi Jan 19, 2016
· Piano · In home
We have loved our experience with Shae. She comes right to our home and is very affordable.
Our daughter loves piano and Shae has truly helped develop this love with individualized teaching.
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Doris E Jan 18, 2016
· Piano · In studio
I consider my self fortunate to have Shae as an instructor. She is a marvelous person. I thank Shae for all her kindness.
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Jeyanthi G. Sep 17, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
She's great. She is doing very good with my son. The way she teaches is excellent. She is kind. Recommend!
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Fred S. Jul 24, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Both of our daughters take piano lessons with Shae. Shae is patient and positive with our children, and moves at a good pace. We appreciate her enthusiasm and energy she brings to the lessons. Consequently, our children really enjoy their lessons and are eager to practice and learn more.
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John O. Jul 13, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In home
If you are looking for a teacher that can adjust lessons to the student needs, is patient and loves her job, Shae is a fantastic choice. Shae has been giving me piano lessons for the last 6 months,.Her knowledge of the building blocks of Music have been invaluable. She explains what is needed and then mentors you to success. I wholeheartedly give Shae my recommendation.
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