Dynamic and Results-Driven!
Kristin Yost is a sought-after teacher, author and presenter based in Frisco, TX. She founded her music school, Centre for Musical Minds in 2008 with a vision for making music come to life for all ages, stages and genres of music. She's written two books on the business of piano teaching and taught Current Trends in Piano Pedagogy and Music Business at Southern Methodist University and Texas Women's University, respectively. Yost most recently created a video-streaming service for piano lessons (Musical Minds Online), wrote a method book with pop-style music for older beginners and is offering it all for free while we are all working through our new-normal.
"The information that Ms. Yost was able to provide for me was empowering. I have never had another class or seminar in the music industry that succinctly hit on all of the points of starting or continuing in your career in the music business." - Melissa
"Since day 1, Kristin has inspired and helped grow my son's love of music. I love that she encourages him to choose his favorite songs to learn and any books or sheet music is included in our tuition. The teaching staff is educated in not only music but teaching as well. Their bios are extensive!! This is truly a team of professionals. Search no more for someone to teach you or your child all that music can do!" - Cara
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 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.
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Do you want to take your studio or teaching to the next level? Check out my consulting packages! The past twenty years, 12 years of which I have owned a school, can translate to a significant boost to your bottom line.
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.
Live the Dream: Thrive in a Career You Love
Gain sound business practices to set yourself up for 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.
Make Music Come to Life
Elevate Your Recitals!
Provide unique, engaging performance opportunities for your students and hit it out of the park with a "Pop Showcase”! Learn how to simply and effectively elevate your recitals and get the secrets and how-to’s for putting on your own Pop Showcase or creative performance.
The Mindset of a $100,000 Piano Teacher
Plan, Implement and Reflect
Take in the big ideas and implement small, consistent steps to create a life you love. In this session you will receive real-life numbers that you need in place to maximize your earning potential. From budgets, to contracts and beyond, this session is imperative for all professional music teachers to attend!
Create Every Day!
Keys to a Flourishing (Musical) Mind
Be the best version of yourself! Unlock your creative process and refocus your growth-minded path of musician, busy professional, parent-extraordinaire and inspired community member. Learn how to balance your values and passions to find the inner strength and energy you forgot you had to nurture curiosity and growth.
Write Your Own Music
A Pop-Music Approach to Songwriting for Pianists
Learn how to express your own musical ideas using a pop-song roadmap for basic song-form. This lays the groundwork for amazing things to come! Receive practical and easy-to-apply ideas for harmony, form and rhythm. This session works best if piano students have had two years of study and some pop music experience using lead sheets or chord charts. All teachers welcome!
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!
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