Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I have been a piano teacher for over 20 years, and I absolutely love teaching lessons! Over the years I have taught students of all ages, from Kindergarteners to senior citizens, at all different levels. I have been playing the piano myself since I was 7 years old, and I continue to study as an adult to keep advancing my own skills and knowledge of repertoire. I love music of all styles and I encourage my students to explore and sample a wide range of material, from Classical to Jazz, from Baroque to Rock, from Impressionist to Country! The world is full of beautiful music, and maybe you can introduce something new to me, too!
My Musical Education Background
* I am a Licensed Teacher by the State of Minnesota, for PreK and Elementary School.
* I have been playing the piano for over 40 years.
* I majored in music at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the U of M in Minneapolis.
* I am near completion of my Master of Arts in Education degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
*I have recently studied piano with Dr. Marianne Fleming Bryan, and I attend various pedagogy workshops regularly.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Through lessons you will have the opportunity to study:
~ Classical Music
~ Jazz and Modern Music
~ Theory and Technique
~ Lead Sheet Reading
~ Sight Reading
~ Ear Training
~ Custom Lesson Content Designed by You!
$22 per half-hour lesson
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All ages and levels!
My Certifications and Awards
Elementary Teaching License, Preprimary Certified
MMTA Associate Member
Burnsville Area Music Teachers Association Member
My Musical Influences
I have been influenced by many of the great classical pianists such as Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, and Alicia Delarrocha, as well as modern stylists such as Bill Evans, Alicia Keys, George Winston, David Lanz, Billy Joel, and Liz Story. My favorite music to play is from the Impressionist period, particularly the compositions of Claude Debussy, but I also love much of the piano repertoire by Chopin and Beethoven. I am currently exploring the genre of Jazz, and I have always had fun with popular, Broadway and modern music of various styles.
Kristine has taught piano to my kids for 4 years. We have found her to be extremely flexible, very positive, constructive in her feedback, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a positive role model who is also an expert musician. It is very obvious how much she loves children and also respects their self-esteem!
Mrs. Gee is an incredible piano teacher! She always uses positive reinforcement to encourage you to do better, making playing more enjoyable and less demanding. She is a spectacular pianist herself, and she shares her skill with you at every lesson. Whether you are young, teenage, or older, Mrs. Gee will be able to connect with you and help you strive to be a better musician in a positive, fun way.
Mrs. Gee is a great teacher! She is hardworking and kind. She gives constructive criticism but is very sweet about it. She gives you fun music to work on during the summer and is open to allow you to choose your music for recitals and festivals. Playing piano is enjoyable with Mrs. Gee as your teacher!
I never thought doing piano could be so fun, but turns out, all you need is a great teacher- and I got one! Kris is a great piano teacher, and I am so happy that my mom found her, i cant imagine doing piano with anybody else!!
Inver Grove Heights, MN
My daughter has been taking lessons from Kris for about 4 years. Her progress has been amazing! Kris is a wonderful teacher; she's patient, kind, and has a great passion for music. I am really glad that we found her!
Apple Valley, MN
Kristine is a wonderful teacher. 2 of my children have taken lessons from her for years - she is knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and enthusiastic. I recently started piano lessons with Kris and am really enjoying them.