|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
Kris's Keys Piano Academy
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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, 2018Verified
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, 2018Verified
His teaching style is understandable and he is very nice!Feb 2, 2018Verified
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, 2017Verified
Kris is a suburb piano instructor! He is patient, flexible and understanding of the trials of learning the piano as an adult. I highly recommend him!Apr 7, 2017Verified
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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 move to a free meet-and-greet session at the studio, where I can give you more information about how my lessons run, and what features I offer that would be a good fit for you. I believe it's important for the instructor and student to get to know each other before starting lessons, to make sure it's 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!
- 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.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Kids just starting out, to EDM producers looking to elevate their songs - beginner adults looking to put their lyrics to music, to advanced long term players looking for help tackling difficult classical works - students learning the harmonic structure of jazz, to singers looking to accompany their vocals live.