Kristine Konrad has maintained a private piano studio in River Forest since 1999. In December of 2010 Kristine graduated with her Masters of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Concordia University Chicago where she spent over two years researching students with dyslexia and reading music. Her Master’s Thesis, Teaching Piano to Students with Dyslexia, argues that when intervention based on a multi-sensory approach is used, students with dyslexia can learn to play the piano by reading music. Kristine has found that these intervention techniques are effective for teaching piano to students of all reading abilities.
“There’s music in every child. The teacher’s job is to find it and nurture it.”
Kristine also holds a Masters degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has most recently studied with Craig Sale, Kuang Hao Huang and Fionna Bezaire. Kristine is a member of CAMTA, ISMTA and MTNA and has recently served as co-chair of the Theory Exam for the Chicago Area Music Teachers Association Achievement in Music Program.
This recently published article shares a little of Kristine's life story: