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Kristin B In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola, Electric Violin
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Folk, Opera

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Kristin B In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola, Electric Violin
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Folk, Opera

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BM, Western Michigan University, Viola Performance

Awards:

2010 - Western Michigan University merit scholarship

2012 - College of Fine Arts Faculty Fellowship Grant

Overview:
I am a classically trained violist and string instrument enthusiast, born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BM in music performance and have performed worldwide for both classical and early music audiences. My musical tastes however extend much further to R&B, pop, jazz, alternative rock, and countless other genres. During my undergrad, I studied viola with Igor Fedotov at WMU and viola da gamba as a credited independent study with Enid Sutherland at the University of Michigan. Professional performance experience includes the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, The Moscow Ballet, Early Music Michigan, the West Michigan Opera Project and more.
EXPERIENCE
I first began teaching during my undergrad and have taught on and off again since. My most recent students were two beginner guitar students in Spain, where I had to teach creatively to overcome a language barrier. It is my #1 goal to make lessons a fun learning experience and to always encourage students. Music and the arts are incredibly meaningful experience and I want to help create those great moments for students. Whether that's steady progress made in lessons, nailing your audition/playing exam, or learning for your own enjoyment. I want to make teaching music my life long profession and am excited to get more experience under my belt!
METHODS USED
I create my lessons around the goals of each student. I don't use any specific method books but am willing to work with students if they are already working on one. I also incorporate a number of my own scale and etude exercises which are introduced early on, for both children and adults. Depending on the goals of the student, I choose to focus more or less on these. Ultimately I want to focus on what the student wishes to take away from music lessons, and to serve as an encouraging, instructional figure.
LESSON STYLE
As mentioned before, I want to serve as a supportive and instructional figure that helps cultivate an appreciation of music for all students. In order to do this, I believe it's important to prioritize personal student progress rather than subscribe to a fixed game plan. That being said I take on a relaxed adaptive teaching style that tailors to the student. It's my hope that all students feel comfortable working and discussing music topics with me as I believe thoughtful conversations, whether straightforward or abstract, is an essential learning technique.
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Lesley Scheidnes

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Kristin is awesome! She is a great teacher. My daughter loves her too because she is 'hip' and relatable. She made my daughter feel comfortable during the first lesson. I would highly recommend Kristin!

Review posted on May 16, 2019
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