Kristin opened her studio in Highlands Ranch, Colorado in the summer 2014 after a job transition for her husband Matt. She teaches piano and Suzuki violin in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She also plays with the Stratus Chamber Orchestra as the principle 2nd violin.
From 2005-2014 she ran a large active studio in Chesapeake, Virginia. Her students participated in Tidewater Music Teachers Forum/MTNA events and competitions, Bay Youth Orchestra, Chesapeake Arts Council competitions. While in Virginia she played with the Virginia Symphony as a substitute violinist.
Kristin began her music study, learning piano with her mother and singing with her father. She began studying Suzuki violin at age 5 and continued her studies through Suzuki teacher Betsy Fee in Greenville, South Carolina. She studied in the studios of Diane Pinner, and Achim Gerber through college and graduate school in Greenville, South Carolina and graduated in 2001 with a BA in Violin Performance and an MA in 2003 in Church Music with a violin principle.
She has studied Suzuki violin pedagogy with Carrie Reuning - Hummel, Terri Enfield, Mary Kay Neal, Beth Cantrell, and Sharon Miller. She has registered training for Suzuki Violin Books 1-4 with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Kristin has collaborated with her mother to publish 6 collections of hymn arrangements for violin and piano for Heart Publications, and the Lorenz Corporation, Dayton, Ohio.
Her piano study began before she can remember with her mom, Ruth Coleman. In high school she began studying with Anne Morton and continued through college. She is actively involved in the music program at her church and enjoys teaching classical piano, band style keyboard accompanying, and arranging. She has 2 collections of piano solos published with Heart Publications.
When not playing or teaching music, Kristin enjoys spending time with friends, trying out new recipes, hiking and biking on the trails with her husband.