Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Kris Olson and I am a passionate teacher and an accomplished pianist with a strong desire to instill a love of playing piano in others. After graduating from Bethel University with a music degree, I used my training to pursue many vocations including music and worship director, musical theater director, accompanist for dinner theaters, recitals, auditions, weddings, choirs, and of course, a private piano instructor.
During my 37 years of teaching, I have enjoyed introducing the piano to beginners of all ages as well as instructing intermediate and advanced students. I love being an active member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association and Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum because I have access to outstanding programs that challenge and equip students to become the best musicians and pianists they can be. I am also certified in Elementary and Intermediate Piano Pedagogy through the Royal Conservatory of Music.
When I'm not teaching piano, I love visiting the North Shore, biking, and dining out with my husband of over 30 years. We love hanging out with our four daughters, four sons-in-law and five grandchildren.
Let's connect and talk about how I can help your child (or you!) become a well-rounded musician and accomplished piano player. Get ready for a lifetime of enjoyment playing piano!