Hello! My name is Kristin. I am a Teaching and Performing Artist in New York City, where I specialize in Music Education and Acting Shakespeare. I am also a pianist and compose and arrange original music for vocal ensembles, and have been enthusiastically teaching students all sorts of music for over fifteen years.
Due to my extensive classroom experience, I feel very comfortable managing groups of children; and I am particularly skilled working with Kindergarten and First Graders, though I have worked with children as young as 3 and as old as 18.
I am a very passionate person, and love to engage children in creative play within a structured environment. I believe in reinforcing compassion, empathy, and respect, while still maintaining an outlet for creative and emotional energy. And, having been a teacher, I also love to watch children learn new things as well as watch their passions grow. It can start with an episode of The Magic School Bus, even!--but I've seen something that small foster an innate fondness of science in children who would grow up to become future scientists!
I ride my bike absolutely everywhere unless the weather prohibits me from doing so. I love reading and learning new things. I remain open-minded at all times and encourage kids to do the same. And of course, I respect any schedule, structure, or wishes of families to maintain the environment they wish for their child[ren] to grow up in.
(*I also am very sensitive to anyone in the environment with dietary restrictions and/or food allergies, as I have first-hand experience in handling food and taking necessary precautions.)