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BIO

The Full Story

A multi-award winning music teacher with more than 20 years of experience, Kristen achieves exceptional results with her students. She is a Royal Conservatory Elementary and Intermediate Voice, Piano, and Theory Specialist, through the RCM Teacher Certification Program and received the 2018 Top Music Teacher Award of Calgary, as voted by Steinway Piano Gallery of Calgary.


Her unique approach mixes traditional vocal and piano pedagogy with insights gleaned from her Bachelor's Degree in Child Studies and Certificate in Children's Mental Health.


Kristen has received many teacher certificates of recognition for student achievements, as Gold Medalists through the Royal Conservatory Examination Program, Calgary Festival of Arts, Stars of Broadway Showcases, finalists for Junior Idol Voice Competitions, Calgary Stampede Talent Search, Calgary Young Canadians, Calgary Youth Singers, Chamber choirs, and Jazz ensembles.

She encourages her students to attend open mics, join school bands, choirs, and ensembles. Many students continue in music as music therapists, singer/songwriters, piano, and voice teachers themselves. She also provides opportunities for aspiring professional musicians to accompany student exams and festivals.

Kristen inspires everyone she meets with her energy, intensity, discipline, and genuine love of music.  

Teaching all ages, all genres and styles, Kristen works to inspire each student's creative voice. She is very passionate about what she does and loves being involved in the community.