My Philosophy

I believe that every child has the potential to enjoy music and gain musical and life skills through studying music. Playing the piano teaches children concentration, coordination, patience, self-discipline, memorization, organization and dedication. It also wires the brain for the complex math and science procedures that children will learn to do at high school.

Educational Background

Krista began her music training with Pat Miller in Port Alberni. Throughout her training, Krista took part in the Royal Conservatory Examinations and completed her grade ten piano. She annually took part in the Upper Island Music Festivals and took part in monthly local performances.

Krista continued with her studies and received her Teaching Certificate and Diploma (ARCT) with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She then enhanced her music education by becoming a Music For Young Children Teacher.

She has been teaching piano for over 15 years and loves the children she teaches even more than she loves music. With two young children of her own, she was searching for a fun and innovative music program. Music For Young Children was the perfect program to introduce the wonderful world of music to her own children. She is a strong believer that exposing music to children at an early age is extremely important.

Krista maintains a busy schedule offering the Music For Young Children Program and also teaches private students beginner to advanced levels.

Her goal is to truly inspire each student, and give an everlasting gift of music that will last a lifetime.

Testimonials

  • "The MYC class was excellent, I would highly recommend it to all my friends! Krista is an awesome teacher and very patient too!"
    Gail Stoll (Sunbeam mom)
       
  • "I enjoy coming to music. You are a wonderful music teacher. Always positive and creating a nice and warm learning environment for my son."
    Brian Spencer (Sunbeam dad)
       
  • "Kiara really enjoyed your teaching. Every day, you are always cheerful and encouraging. I respect and admire that. It makes learning nicer. Thank-you for everything, especially your patience and understaning."
    Kim McNaught (Moonbeam mom)
       
  • "Krista, we couldn't have had a better, more enthusiasitc, positive teacher for music. I'm looking forward to many years of music classes with you."
    Brenda West (Moonbeam & Sunbeam mom)
       
  • "Krista is consistently energetic and encouraging and both challenges the students and makes them feel successful wherever they are at. I am amazed at how much they learn. Thank-you!"
    Tracy Smyth (Moonbeam mom)