Pacific Piano Performance

Private Piano Teacher Hawaii

Kristine Ming

Piano Classes for Children and Adults in Hawaii

Piano classes beginner

Beginner Level

You will learn how to read music both treble and bass clef, and learn proper finger technique. We will work on the basics of rhythm, such as the beat and length of notes used within each measure.

Piano classes intermediate

Intermediate Level

We will work on piano technique, musical phrasing, dynamics, repertoire, and sight reading. Students will learn how to shape musical lines with crescendos and decrescendos.

Piano classes advanced

Advanced Level

We will carefully select repertoire suitable to your level of technical abilities and musical maturity. This will include perfecting pedaling techniques to add color or clarity to music phrases and voicing to bring out the melody over the accompaniment. We will use imagery to create powerful ways to elevate your artistic phrasing and dynamics.

Piano teacher Hawaii

About

Kristine Ming is a classical pianist and piano teacher who was born and raised in Hawaii. She started playing the piano at the tender age of 6 and is a graduate of Yale University and Indiana University with a Master’s of Music Degree in Piano Performance (M.M).

Education

      • Bachelor of Arts degree at Yale University where she studied Psychology and Piano at the Yale School of Music.
      • Master’s of Music in Piano Performance at Indiana University. 
      •  While at Indiana University, Kristine Ming studied with the world renown pianist Menahem Pressler who served as the Jury member of the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition for many decades.

Top Awards/Performances

      • Morning Music Club Competition
      • Blue Lake Competition
      • Seventeen Magazine and General Motors National Concerto Competition
      • Soloist with Honolulu/Hawaii Symphony Orchestra numerous times
      • Various recitals at Yale University and Indiana University
      • Chautauqua School Piano Program, New York

Mentors

      • Ellen Masaki
      • Ernest Chang
      • Evelyn Zuckerman
      • Menahem Pressler 

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Benefits of Playing Piano

Learning piano is an excellent way to improve the coordination, memory, and motor skills of both children and adults. My students will learn the importance of dedication, perseverance, and hard work to develop their musical abilities.

My goal is to develop and nurture the musical talent of all of my students so that they can effectively express themselves through the language of music. I look for passionate and devoted students who will apply themselves to learning and embracing this most beautiful artform of piano.

Let’s Share the Gift of Music!

Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the Lord on high is mighty.

-Psalm 93:4

“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95:2

Private piano Classes Hawaii

Kristine Leinani Ming Performances

What To Expect

Kristine specializes in classical piano training and she teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced students pre-college level. Lessons are one hour or half in hour in length for both children and adults. Adult beginning students are also welcome to apply.

If you are interested in piano lessons, an interview by phone prior to the first lesson &/or an audition will be required at the first meeting/lesson. However, due to limited availability, if I am not able to teach you at this time. You may be placed on a waiting list until further notice. Scholarships are also available for a few especially dedicated or talented students who may have some financial hardship.

Contact Form

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