Alongside her flourishing composing and performing careers, Kristina has become an ardent educator and has significant teaching experience.
She taught music and was a peripatetic piano and theory teacher at Croydon High School and continues to teach the same at Bromley High School for Girls. She was also the Adjudicator of the annual Steinway Competition at Bromley School and has mentored young pianists in the Steinway Mentorship scheme.
Kristina now teaches at both the Junior Royal Academy of Music and King’s College London. At JRAM, she teaches general musicianship, composition and theory and she leads undergraduate Theory I seminars at KCL where she is a Graduate Teacher Assistant. In 2020, she was nominated by her theory students for the KCL Educator Award.
Kristina is very proud of her students’ achievements, who have achieved success including offers to study in junior conservatoires as well as at the Royal Academy of Music and Oxford University. At Kings, Kristina is also a Graduate Development Associate where she researches education related topics and delivers workshops college-wide to help Graduate Teaching Assistants to improve their teaching.
Kristina is keen to reach out to anyone who doesn’t have access to music education. Be that schools, music hubs or individuals. If there is not enough provision in their own school, or they live geographically too far from a good school, then she would love to help with learning and engagement, in particular in the provision of music theory education.
As well as her commitments at JRAM and KCL, Kristina offers online piano, theory and composition one-to-one teaching as well as group classes. She developed the JRAM theory syllabus and resources and, looking to expand on this, is currently developing her own Online Theory School which could be used by anyone. If you are interested in finding out more information and registering your interest for this or her private classes, then please use the Contact form.
Kristina’s vision as an educator is to inspire and bring the appreciation of classical music to the younger generation. She wants to create a safe and motivating environment for students to achieve their musical dreams.
Theory and Composition Resources
The ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) have now moved the assessment of Music Theory at Grades 1 – 5 to an online exam. The exams aim to give students a thorough understanding of the building blocks of music and the Grade 5 theory exams has been used as a benchmark for many years. The ABRSM set that a pass at Grade 5 or above must be obtained before a candidate can enter for Grades 6, 7 or 8 practical exams.
Kristina has taught many students at Grade 5 and is in the process of writing her own set of ABRSM grade 5 theory preparation resources.
If you are interested in finding out more about learning Grade 5 theory through Kristina’s resources, please fill in the form below:
Kristina is a highly popular private teacher and is happy to teach in the South London area in person (Covid restrictions allowing) or she can teach students from elsewhere on zoom. As well as piano lessons, she teaches and prepares students for theory and aural exams.
Kristina teaches ABRSM grades 1 – 8 and the ABRSM/Trinity diploma level.
ABRSM Grades 1 – 5 theory can also be taught privately. Please click here for information on Kristina’s proposed Online Theory School.
ABRSM/Trinity Grades 1 - 8 aural exams.
Please contact Kristina to discuss prices and availability for private teaching.