• A Must for Independent Teachers!

    Are you looking to level up in your music teaching career? Thinking about starting a music school? This book is essential for you!


    Yost provides Business Practices, Pedagogy and Sound Advice for thriving as an independent music teaching artist. In this book, she brings her experience and expertise to piano teachers around the world.


    From the author of How I Made $100,000 My First Year as a Piano Teacher.

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  • Workshops

    Kristin has a variety of presentations and workshops readily available with topics ranging from the business of being a teaching artist to current pedagogical trends. Below are a few samples. Contact her today about doing a workshop for your organization!

    The Pop Recital!

    Making music come to life at a recital everyone loves!

    With over 10 years of putting on a great show, Kristin's expertise here is hard to beat. Kristin walks you through timeline, provides great preparatory steps, a thorough checklist and gives great song/piece suggestions. Perfect for teachers if you are just starting out or want to improve your existing performances.

    Piano Teacher's Paradise: Financial Freedom for the Independent Music Teacher

    Gain sound business practices to set yourself up for financial success.

    Take vacations, have 12 months of revenue and save for retirement. This session will allow you to realize your earning potential and provide solutions for your concerns, all while doing what you love.


    Keeping Student Numbers Up and Everyone Thriving!

    Find your value proposition and develop a straight-forward process for all students to thrive and interested in music lessons.

    The recipe for success in keeping students happy and thriving in music lessons boils down to 3 basic principles; repertoire selection, leveling and communication. Learn the secrets for success in this workshop!

    Business Essentials

    Value Proposition, Budget, Website; Oh My!

    The financial house you build will set you up for success and peace of mind. Join Kristin in this essential workshop that covers what makes you unique, why people should enroll with you, and how to manage your cashflow.

  • Consulting

    Do you want to take your studio or teaching to the next level? Check out my consulting packages! The past fifteen years, 10 years of which I have owned a school, will translate to a significant boost to your bottom line.

  • Materials

    Check out some of my previously published work


    How I Made $100,000 My First Year as a Piano Teacher

    Read the story of Yost's phenomenal first year as a piano teacher!

    Piano Accents

    A world of music for the piano!

  • About Kristin 

    In her mid twenties, Kristin began a teaching path that was inspired by the traditional but propelled by the creative. She began trying to solve the puzzle of how to keep students interested in making music with a goal of keeping them involved in live music throughout their lifetime. Through almost a decade of research and hundreds of students, Kristin has achieved a formula for success not only for her students, but also for herself. She emphasizes joy, creativity and perseverance with long-view goals that focus on each person as a collection of strengths.

    • Certified Teacher with The Royal Conservatory, 2016
    • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, 2006
    • M.M. Piano Performance and Pedagogy Southern Methodist University, 2006
    • B.A. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, 2004

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