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Kristine Terpstra

Kristine Terpstra

I love to teach children of all ages to play the music they enjoy & currently listen to. I have over 25 years experience, teaching over 50 students/week for the past 10. I teach students at a pace that works for them the foundational tools of music, along with the tunes they love, including current radio hits to the classics. I like to cultivate the individual interests and talents of each student, including singer/songwriter, keyboarding, band & improv skills. Currently, I will do RCM Exam preparation to Grade 8 if a student desires. All of my students do well in their exams; usually achieving First Class Honours. Over the years, I have sought to further my knowledge and understanding by practical performance and taking private instruction. Currently, I am studying piano with Andrew Craig, exploring the world of Improv, Blues, Jazz & Gospel.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Rudiments
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own home
  • At own studio
  • At student home
  • Online

Professional development

  • Improv, Blues, Jazz & Gospel - Private Instruction with Andrew Craig 2018-present - 2020
  • Jazz Theory with Paul Stouffer - Private Instruction in Ayr/Kitchener - 2003
  • Live Rock Band Gigs for Ray Lyell & The Storm - Live Rock Band Gigs, Outdoor Live Events in Communities, Live Outdoor Stage London, ON with over 10,000 in attendance; taught 1st and 2nd keyboarding parts for Rock Band/Indie type Band - 2004
  • Performed for 8 years in Christmas in Concert - Concert attended by over 4,000 people each year in the KW area - 2017
  • RCM Grade 10 Piano Exams - Private Instruction with Elska Albarda of Elora, ON; RCM Examiner - 1993
  • Taken various Courses In-Person & Online & At Events to gain practical experience, 2000 to present - Guitar, Voice, Songwriting, Sound System, Worship & Rock Band Performance - 2000
  • Taught At Elora Road Christian School during the day to the present, Individual lessons & Group - Piano Lessons, Worship/Pop Live Band Performances, Guitar Lessons - 2004
  • Worship Services-Piano, Keyboarding in Band - Performing in Worship Services for 20+ years & taken Courses and Private Instruction for this context - 2017


  • 7569 Wellington Rd 51, Guelph ON, CA, N1H 6J2