Kris' Keys Online Piano and Music Academy
Kris' Keys Online Piano and Music Academy

Kris' Keys Online Piano and Music Academy

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Introduction: I offer remote piano, music theory, and composition lessons over Skype and Zoom - please check out the video introduction in my portfolio to see what the online classroom looks like! All classes include emailed assignments, recaps, and support. Beyond piano and it’s related skills, lesson topics I can cover with you can include: songwriting, music theory, recording, production, synthesizers, beginner voice, and more! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As a life-long student of music, I know how overwhelming the subject can be. In my classical piano roots, no one taught me how music really worked or how to write. After 10 years of study I became highly proficient at reading the notes on the page and moving my fingers to play them, but hit a wall when it came to truly expressing myself on the instrument. That’s a frustrating point to reach. To get over that barrier I jammed with as many other musicians as I could find. I studied topics like music theory, songwriting, and recording. I practiced and experimented constantly, discovering a vast ocean of artists and styles in the process. Eventually I found myself able to play authentically and uninhibited, the way I had always wanted. The happiness I found in true creative expression finally clued me in to what music and art is all about and I’d like to help you learn this skill as well. When you take piano lessons with me we’ll cover all sides of musicianship, with a focus on building creative ability. Your classes will be varied and fun, from useful music theory to piano exercises designed to build strength and coordination. We'll play a wide range of pieces from classical works to rock, from bebop jazz to indie pop, breaking the music down to learn why and how it works. And we'll work together to help develop your sense of rhythm, melody, and harmony so that you can sit down and truly express yourself in impromptu jam, join a group, write a song, or to feel comfortable learning on your own. Please get in touch to set up a free consultation call, either over the phone, over Skype, or Zoom.
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Joshua W.

Piano Lessons

Kris is a great teacher with a deep knowledge of music. This bodes well for anyone under his guidance, he’s patient, thorough and most of all the lessons are tailor-fitted to the student which makes learning so much easier. I would recommend Kris to anyone no matter the experience level.
May 24, 2020
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Cassie R.

Piano Lessons

He is the best ever. I have a lot of experience with a variety of piano teachers and Kris I feel especially attached to. He is completely trustworthy, has extensive knowledge of music theory, has an obvious passion for his work, and is just an all around awesome guy :)
Nov 25, 2018
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William M.

Piano Lessons

My experience has been very smooth thus far after being away from music for a while... I am looking forward to a consistent and informative time.
Jul 25, 2018
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Skyler M.

Music Theory Lessons

Kris's lessons are structured and informative while maintaining space for curiosity and creativity. He has a true understanding of music and communicates this knowledge to you in forms of theory and artistic expression. You'll feel welcomed from your first lesson and comfortable as you progress. If you're into electronic music production, DAWS, synths, or other geeky tech, Kris shares your passion and will happily share a wealth of information with you about those things as well.
Jul 25, 2018
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Jennifer B.

Piano Lessons (for adults)

Kris is a truly wonderful teacher. I had zero musical experience when I started my piano lessons. He explains things in an understandable and approachable way, answers all of my questions and is super pleasant to work with. I could not be happier with my lessons and would highly recommend Kris to anyone looking for a teacher.
Nov 26, 2017
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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    In our initial messages back and forth, we'll establish what your interests are, and why you're here for lessons. From there we'll schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your goals, lesson specifics, and see if it would be a good fit. Once we've figured out the best plan for you, we'll set up lesson number one, and hit the ground running!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I started on the piano at age 8, and have stuck with it since. While majoring in music, I worked as a choir director and played in a variety of bands and original projects. Later as I moved into music production I learned more about arranging and writing for a larger ensemble, skills which I have put to use in a number of musical projects, bands, and solo releases.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    After teaching a few friends on the side, I decided to make the transition to full time musician after moving to Portland in 2013. While I supplement my teaching with work as a session musician, producer, writer, and keyboardist-for-hire, teaching is my main business as I find it the most rewarding. After building up enough of a student base I was able to transition to doing this full time, letting me focus more on building what my school can offer.

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