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Kierstyn S.
Phoenix, Arizona
Students from the beginning will memorize a simple bass chart that will help them know where to put their fingers. More advanced students will be encouraged to learn songs of their choosing in a variety of styles, from rock to funk to blues to pop.
About Kierstyn S.

Kierstyn St. John is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who possesses a repertoire of more than 1,000 memorized songs in every genre from classical to jazz to contemporary/pop. She has played piano for twenty three years, and has been extensively classically and jazz trained, studying everything from Rachmaninoff to Bill Evans to Billy Joel and all that's in between! She has also played guitar, bass, and alto saxophone for fifteen years and drums for twenty years. Since high school, Kierstyn has played thousands of gigs including weddings, memorials, official ASU events, private parties, hotels, restaurants, large festivals, and church fairs. She was the principal pianist for Northminster Presbyterian Church for four years, the worship director at Roosevelt Community Church, piano teacher in residence at Sunshine Acres Children's home, the keyboardist in the dance band Uncorked, and the pianist in the ASU Latin Jazz Combo. Kierstyn now gigs regularly with her own jazz pop duo, Zoetic, who has more than 8,000 combined followers on social platforms. Kierstyn graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor's of Music in Composition at Arizona State University. She has studied with James DeMars, Jody Rockmaker, and Rodney Rogers. Since attending college, she has been commissioned by Ironwood and Imagine Prep high schools, The ASU Barrett Choir, The Phoenix Art Museum, Brelby Theatre, and The ASU Art Museum. In 2014, she won the statewide Four Seasons Women's Composers Competition, and her string quintet "The Monarch" was performed in September by their professional orchestra. In 2016, her score for the Brelby Theatre premiere “Poseidon's Regret” received a nomination for an ariZoni Award. In 2022, her original song "Worth It" made it to the semi-finals in the world's largest songwriting competition, ISC. Kierstyn has also taught over 150 students to play piano, guitar, drums, and more over the past ten years. She keeps the students engaged by teaching them the songs and pieces they've always wanted to learn! She can teach classical music, jazz music, and popular music, and she often mixes them to give the student a well-rounded music education that is also fun and engaging!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Bachelors of Music (Composition)

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Teaches ages 3+

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Speaks English

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Kierstyn S.
Phoenix, Arizona
Students from the beginning will memorize a simple bass chart that will help them know where to put their fingers. More advanced students will be encouraged to learn songs of their choosing in a variety of styles, from rock to funk to blues to pop.
About Kierstyn S.

Kierstyn St. John is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who possesses a repertoire of more than 1,000 memorized songs in every genre from classical to jazz to contemporary/pop. She has played piano for twenty three years, and has been extensively classically and jazz trained, studying everything from Rachmaninoff to Bill Evans to Billy Joel and all that's in between! She has also played guitar, bass, and alto saxophone for fifteen years and drums for twenty years. Since high school, Kierstyn has played thousands of gigs including weddings, memorials, official ASU events, private parties, hotels, restaurants, large festivals, and church fairs. She was the principal pianist for Northminster Presbyterian Church for four years, the worship director at Roosevelt Community Church, piano teacher in residence at Sunshine Acres Children's home, the keyboardist in the dance band Uncorked, and the pianist in the ASU Latin Jazz Combo. Kierstyn now gigs regularly with her own jazz pop duo, Zoetic, who has more than 8,000 combined followers on social platforms. Kierstyn graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor's of Music in Composition at Arizona State University. She has studied with James DeMars, Jody Rockmaker, and Rodney Rogers. Since attending college, she has been commissioned by Ironwood and Imagine Prep high schools, The ASU Barrett Choir, The Phoenix Art Museum, Brelby Theatre, and The ASU Art Museum. In 2014, she won the statewide Four Seasons Women's Composers Competition, and her string quintet "The Monarch" was performed in September by their professional orchestra. In 2016, her score for the Brelby Theatre premiere “Poseidon's Regret” received a nomination for an ariZoni Award. In 2022, her original song "Worth It" made it to the semi-finals in the world's largest songwriting competition, ISC. Kierstyn has also taught over 150 students to play piano, guitar, drums, and more over the past ten years. She keeps the students engaged by teaching them the songs and pieces they've always wanted to learn! She can teach classical music, jazz music, and popular music, and she often mixes them to give the student a well-rounded music education that is also fun and engaging!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Bachelors of Music (Composition)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 3+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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