|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
About this pro
Music is a rewarding art with infinite depths - the approach you take to learn it should reflect this, encourage creativity, and place an emphasis on learning how to play the instrument. When you take piano lessons with me we’ll cover all sides of musicianship, from music theory to piano exercises designed to build strength and coordination. We'll play a wide range of pieces from celebrated classical works to rock anthems, 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 rock band, write a hit so, or to feel comfortable learning on your own. Learn more about my approach and sample some music I've been apart of at my personal website listed in the bio. My lessons run from 50 minutes to an hour, are available in-person and via long-distance online video chat, and are custom-tailored to students' interests. Please get in touch to set up a free meet-and-greet! I really enjoy helping people find the skill within their selves, which they often don't realize they have. Seeing people overcome musical challenges, limiting beliefs, and stage fright is a rewarding experience to be part of. Helping people further branch out and develop their taste in music, learning an appreciation for a variety of styles is a lot of fun and keeps things fresh. Tailoring lessons to students' needs and tastes keeps things exciting and engaging for myself as well as the student!
Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
thumbs upMay 6, 2018Verified
His teaching style is understandable and he is very nice!Feb 2, 2018Verified
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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.
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