Kristina ClarkeConcord, CA, United States
Piano with Kristina
My path to becoming a piano teacher began in 2016. At this point I was a teenager who was absolutely obsessed with all things related to music. I was taking traditional piano lessons and classes at the time, but I wasn’t feeling fulfilled with my then current approach to piano; I wanted to be able to play with more freedom, expression, and creativity. This is when I found Simply Music.
After about a year of Simply Music lessons, my teacher asked if I would be interested in training to become a Simply Music teacher. I was taken aback! I had never imagined that I would teach piano; I simply loved playing and wanted to learn and improve as much as I possibly could. However, the proposition made complete sense; teaching piano was very much in line with my interests and personality! So, I jumped straight in and began my Simply Music training.
It was in 2017 that I opened my studio doors to teach my first students. I immediately fell in love with teaching and running my own studio. After about a year of building my studio and honing in on my teaching skills, I took the plunge and quit my job as an apartment leasing agent and switched my college classes to prepare myself to major in music.
In 2020, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of California, Berkeley with piano as my primary instrument. Now, in 2022, my sole focus and attention is on my piano students and studio. I couldn’t be happier to have found this path.
I strive to maintain a warm and welcoming studio where students are empowered to explore and develop their musical talents and interests. I hope you’ll join me in taking the plunge into the world of music. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a free introductory session!