Shae Kindle

Shae K.

Saint Paul, MN
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach piano both as a starting to other instruments and as a goal in and of itself. My method is to teach as much as I can in the learning style of the student. I have taught from every available piano method book out there. The goal is not to get through each book as quick as we can. The goal is to become a student who enjoys making music. The student and I work as much as we can during the lesson time on the understanding of the songs, method, style, and theory of music. Therefore, if a someone does not have much time for practice during a week, as happens for time to time, they will still learn and progress.

About Shae K.

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.
During the lesson, I ocassionally check my phone for the time. I want to make sure I can fit in everything that is needed and wanted to be accomplished before the lesson is over and I need to drive to the next student.

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

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My 2 girls started with Shae when they were 5 years old and both enjoyed their lessons. Shae is patience and good with kids. Even though we don't have the best schedule, the girls liked her so much I couldn't switch to a different teacher even though it could have saved me a few dollars too.

Posted May 18, 2019
Melissa K.
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Shae is a great teacher, she is very patient, and my son enjoys his lessons. We have been with Shae for several years, and it has been fun watching my son's ability grow during that time.

Posted May 15, 2019
Kathy
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You must never be a little late and she was constantly looking at the time on her phone.

Posted Apr 23, 2019
Jenni L.
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Shae has been a great teacher for our son. She is easy to work with as school and activity schedules have changed. She makes the lessons fun for him and he wants to continue to learn and improve his skills.

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Sasha L.
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Great first lesson!

Posted Dec 6, 2018
Alicia C.
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Very friendly, knowledgeable. Worked well with both of my kids (ages 10 and 14).

Posted Aug 28, 2018
Heather N.
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Shae has been a wonderful instructor for my 15 year old daughter who started lessons 1 year ago has attended two recitals learning skills and loving it :-) Shae has become a friend as well as a teacher to her. And the Take Lessons app has made it easy. Highly recommended!

Posted May 23, 2018
Alan Z

I appreciate Shae's honesty. For she is a very "present" teacher! Explains what the song is supposed too sound like, look like and feel like. Then says "good luck"! Just kidding. Shae is patient and good to work with. Very supportive, even as I plodded along. She knows her stuff!!

Posted Sep 18, 2017
Tyler and Kendall Q.
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One kid came to me so excited saying "I'm actually learning it!" and the other "I really like her" Actually both kids told me how much they liked her. :-) Definitely one of the better experiences we've had with piano teachers. So excited to continue.

Posted Sep 13, 2017
Al Z.
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Shae was very knowledgeable. Easy to learn with. Wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be! Really glad I'm starting.

Posted May 11, 2017
Maryella N.
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She was kind and patient and fun!

Posted Sep 10, 2016
Celeste
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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.

Posted Aug 31, 2016
Mynie N.
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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.

Posted Jun 13, 2016
John
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My daughter loves her piano lessons with Shae. She is a kind and patient teacher and makes the lessons fun.

Posted Jan 19, 2016
Bree
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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.

Posted Jan 19, 2016
Andi
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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.

Posted Jan 19, 2016
Doris E
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I consider my self fortunate to have Shae as an instructor. She is a marvelous person. I thank Shae for all her kindness.

Posted Jan 18, 2016
Jeyanthi G.
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She's great. She is doing very good with my son. The way she teaches is excellent. She is kind. Recommend!

Posted Sep 17, 2015
Fred S.
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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.

Posted Jul 24, 2015
John O.
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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.

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Susan L.
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Shae is a wonderful piano teacher. She is patient, kind, and enthusiastic. My daughters really like her and are even willing to practice. She is open to their music tastes and encourages them to have fun with the piano. We have enjoyed having her as our piano teacher.

Posted Jul 8, 2015
Lila S.
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She's really good, and helps me learn at my own pace.

Posted Jun 13, 2015
Kim F.
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Shae has been working with my daughter for about a year now. Shae is patient, diligent and has a way of creating a love of piano in her student(s). My daughter has grown leaps in her knowledge and ability to play the piano. We are extremely grateful for Shae and highly recommend her!

Posted May 22, 2014

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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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

I speak English. I also can sing and pronounce French, German, Latin; & Spanish

Professional Proficiency

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