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Kim Krenik Music Studio

Onalaska, WA 98570 (map)

Lessons Offered

Composition, Piano, Singing

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Virtual / Online

About Me

Each voice is created uniquely. Every student has their specialized needs.  I know from experience that a positive mindset combined with practicing proven techniques gets results!

For over 30 years, I have been coaching, training, and mentoring singers, musicians, and songwriters. I have worked as a professional vocalist and musician in the music industry for over 20 years. Some of my students have become Broadway performers and a few are professional singer/songwriters and worship leaders. 

My own musical story includes several years of private and college instruction, touring with an international choir, performing in bands, and jazz choirs. I worked as a performer in Los Angeles in my twenties, I have owned my own vocal studio since 1998. I also taught voice and piano at local music stores when I lived in California (Main Street Music in Tracy, CA, Legacy Music in Manteca, CA) I taught musical theater classes and workshops along  with private voice and piano at Holly Rochelle Dance Studios in Manteca, CA.

Our family relocated to Washington state in 2018, and that is when I started teaching lessons on-line. Little did I know in 2020 the world would go virtual! Today, I happily and gratefully offer online and in-person lessons to aspiring students.

One thing my in person students benefit from in addition to my teaching is having opportunities to record in my home recording studio. 



My Musical Education Background

Lee's Music, Dublin, CA - Piano and Voice 1982-1985

Marie Cochran Voice Studios - Voice 1985-1989

San Ramon Music - Piano Lessons with Spencer Chan  1986-1988, 1992-1994

Continental Singers - US and UK Training Camp and Summer Tour   1988

Las Positas College - UG Vocal Repertoire, Theory I & II, Ear Training, Jazz Choir, Chamber Choir, Musical Theater, Acting I,II,III  1989-1992

Disneyland Singer - 1994-1995

Annual Conferences - Songwriting skills, Workshops for Vocalists and Musicians, Industry Networking  2000-2023

Cathy Heller Master's Classes - Songwriting for Sync      2015-2017

Sync Summits - Songwriting, Networking, Recording for Sync Music   2018 - 2023

Genres and Subjects Taught

My Jam

Pop, Broadway, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Indie, Contemporary Christian, Country

What I Teach

On-Line and In-Person:

Private Singing Lessons

Songwriting Coaching

Private Piano for beginners (all ages who can sit through 30 minute lessons, once a week.)



Group Musical Theater/Improv (Middle-School and High School - minimum of 3 students for class to be offered. These are a blast and super confidence builders!)

Band Camp (Ages 13-18, students must bring their own instrument)


Lesson Rates

IN PERSON AND ONLINE - $80 per month per student. 30 minutes once a week

Private Voice (Beginning through Advanced): Ages 8 and up  

Private Songwriting: Ages 11 and up

Beginning Piano (traditional method reading notes): 8 & up

Beginning through Intermediate Piano (Chord Charts and Improvising): 13 & up


IN PERSON ONLY - NOT OFFERED ONLINE - $200 for 6 week series (per student)

Band Camp: Ages 13-18 -  2 hours once a week.  Students must own and bring their own instrument. 6 week series.


Ages / Skill Levels Taught


Private Voice (Beginning through Advanced): Ages 8 and up  

Private Songwriting Mentoring: Ages 11 and up

Beginning Piano (traditional method reading notes): 8 & up

Beginning - Intermediate Piano (Chord Charts and Improvising): 13 & up



Band Camp: Ages 13-18 -  2 hours once a week.  Students must own and bring their own instrument. 6 week series.



My Certifications and Awards

2007 - My song, "The Lion" won 1st place in an Indie Music competition, and was placed on Top 20 Indie Worship published by Word Records.

2003 - Runner Up in KYCC Radio Talent Competition (Tracy Mall, Tracy, CA)

2016-2023 - My music has been chosen and featured on Women of Substance Award Winning Radio Podcast.

My songs and voice have been featured on Netflix, ABC, Amazon, Youtube, Discovery, and other platforms.

My Musical Influences

Current Influences: 21 Pilots, Aurora, Sarah Bareilles, Josh Groben, Michael Buble, Joey Batey, Imaginary Dragons, Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, Chandler Moore, Naomi Raine, Chris Staples, Coldplay, Panic at the Disco, Adele

Take Me Back to High School and College Days (80s-90s): Sting, Michael Bolton, Michael McDonald, Kate Bush, The Beatles, Genesis, The Eagles, Belinda Carlisle, Sheena Easton, Sarah Brightman, Alannah Myles

Influences of the Past:  Julie Andrews, Barbara Streisand, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, The Gershwins, Benny Goodman, Billy Joel, Elton John, Keith Green, Shirley Jones, Carol King, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, Elvis

I just adore those old jazz standards! I also dig reinventions of old covers. ;-)

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Pleasanton, CA

Taking lessons from Kim was one of the best things I’ve done for myself. Not only is she an awesome vocalist, musician and songwriter, she is also a masterful TEACHER. Kim knows what to listen for, look for, how to offer direction to her students and the she delivers feedback in a kind and inspiring way. She helped me correct poor vocal habits I hadn’t noticed before and taught me new things I was unaware I needed to know. I am forever grateful for her expertise, patience & guidance. Thanks to her I achieve things I never would have imagined for myself. The incredible value of Kim’s lessons are immeasurable.

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