Shae Kindle

Shae K.

Saint Paul, MN
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Shae delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
May 1993

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!

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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.

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Volunteer Keyboardist
Nov 2010 - Present

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
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


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


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

Photos & Videos

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

2015 Piano Recital.  One of my youngest students.

A student during lessons.  It's his birthday, so I let him play a few of his favorite songs.

Photo by Shae K.

One of my young beginners.

A middle school student of mine.
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18 Reviews

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Alicia C. Aug 28, 2018
Piano · In home

Very friendly, knowledgeable. Worked well with both of my kids (ages 10 and 14).

Heather N. May 23, 2018
Piano · In studio

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!

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Alan Z Sep 18, 2017

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!!

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Tyler and Kendall Q. Sep 13, 2017
Piano · In home

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.

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Al Z. May 11, 2017
Piano · In home

Shae was very knowledgeable. Easy to learn with. Wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be! Really glad I'm starting.

Maryella N. Sep 10, 2016
Piano · In studio

She was kind and patient and fun!

Celeste Aug 31, 2016
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.

Mynie N. Jun 13, 2016
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jeyanthi G. Sep 17, 2015
Piano · In studio

She's great. She is doing very good with my son. The way she teaches is excellent. She is kind. Recommend!

Fred S. Jul 24, 2015
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
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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Susan L. Jul 8, 2015
Piano · In home

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.

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Lila S. Jun 13, 2015
Piano · In home

She's really good, and helps me learn at my own pace.

Kim F. May 22, 2014
Piano · In home

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!

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