“My children have taken lessons with Kris for the past 8 years. She has the unique ability to create a fun and nurturing environment while teaching the piano for all levels and ages of children. Her knowledge, expertise and artistry of the piano have helped my boys to become gold medalists at the 2013 Sonata festival. I recommend her without hesitation.”
- Dr. Heidi Beth Hamernik
“It's been a joy to see our son's sense of accomplishment after he learns a new piece, finishes a difficult exercise, or participates in a recital. Kristine always brings out the best in him with her encouragement and patience. She has taught him not only the joys of good music, but also the discipline and rewards of regular practice. He always comes away from Kristine's piano lessons with an extra spring in his step.”
- Natalie Andrus and Haywood Kelly
"My daughter has studied piano with Kris Konrad for five years. During this period I have been consistently impressed with Kris"s commitment to teaching piano. Her enthusiam for her craft is infectious. Kris has the knack for coaxing the best out of each student. This shows in the quality of play that her students demonstrate at all levels of experience."
- Mary Kay Martire
"My 11 year old daughter has been taking piano with Kristine since she was 5. It’s hard to believe 6 hears have passed since we started. From the moment we walked into Kris’ home studio for our initial interview, we knew Kris was the instructor for Rachel. She provides such positive, respectful and nurturing piano instruction to her students while expecting a high level of performance and practice. Because of her teaching methods, Rachel has blossomed and is always motivated to do her practicing and be ready for performance. Kris also takes a real interest in the lives of her students and is compassionate and understanding as it come to their individual needs. It has been such a pleasure having my daughter take lessons with Kris and watching her grow and learn over the past years. Thank you Kristine!"
- Esther Armstrong
"Kristine is not only patient and kind with my children, but has also taught them qualities that will help them succeed in life. This has been a journey for my family well worth traveling."
- Barbara Kalwajtys
"I have always wanted my children to have music in their lives. We are blessed that we found Ms. Konrad as my sons' piano instructor. Her piano lessons involve discipline, dedication, patience, understanding, and enjoyment. My sons love her and I guarantee you will too."
- Dr. Diana Patarroyo Blair
"Kristine Konrad is an outstanding piano teacher. My daughter, Sarai, began taking lessons when she was 4 1/2 years old. After only 1 year of lessons, I am extremely pleased with how well Sarai is playing piano and understanding music theory. Her progress has been remarkable. As a professional musician myself, it was important for me to find a teacher who would help me foster and inspire a deep love and understanding of music. Kristine is the perfect fit. Her lessons are both fun and pedagogical. She incorporates games for learning theory and uses practice reward charts and treasure chest prizes as incentive to Sarai, which gives her a sense of accomplishment. Her teaching style balances being very focused with being friendly and encouraging. She always emphasises Sarai's progress. During my time observing lessons and while attending recitals I have seen that she sets high expectations and inspires her students through her own love of music. I highly recommend Kristine."
- Suzanne Shields Browne
"Kristine Konrad began teaching our daughter when she was five years old. We were immediately impressed with Kristine’s patient, kind and positive way of interacting with our daughter. Her enthusiasm and positive support motivated our daughter to practice daily by the time she was seven! Kristine stresses learning to perform through fun, age appropriate recitals and rewards her students with prizes and pizza parties. I have been continuously impressed with Kristine’s unceasing professionalism and commitment to teaching piano technique correctly, even to young children. She holds all students to the highest standards and I can tell she truly wants the best for her students. She has been teaching our daughter for three years, and we feel very fortunate that we found her."
- Kristi Dahm
"I am so lucky to have had Ms. Kristine as my piano teacher for the past 11 years. She has taught me so much, and she is one of the kindest and most patient people that you will ever meet."
- Veronica Kalwajtys
"I have 2 children who began their piano studies with Kristine Konrad nearly 2 years ago. I was enthusiastic about her teaching from the Music Tree series because I have seen the fabulous results from children learning to read music easily by themselves and develop an easy relationship with the full keyboard, not just the keys closest to the center. Both children insist on practicing every day, not because I need to urge them along, but because Ms. Konrad institutes a reward system they can't refuse. Now that they have grown into intermediate students, Ms. Konrad's studio affords them the opportunity for competitions, a variety of genres of music to play, and all the necessary theoretical and aural skills necessary for them to become well rounded and skilled musicians. Because of Ms. Konrad's enthusiasm and expertise and warm heart, both student and parent will be richly satisfied. I highly recommend her to beginner thru advanced students."
"My 14-year-old son is beginning his fourth year of study with Kristine Konrad. Kris started their relationship with a great deal of respect and sensitivity for the affection he had for his previous teacher, and I think that was an excellent foreshadowing of the care and thought she invests in every one of her students. Her thorough pedagogy has really paid off for him; I can tell he's very secure in his understanding of what their mutual goals are, and how to work towards them in an organized way. Kris combines routine and years of experience with a rapport unique to each student's needs. I know both Janek and I are very happy at the prospect of her guidance through the coming years, as he continues to evolve as a musician."
- Julia Bentley