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Kristen Valente has been teaching piano for over twenty years. She began as a student teacher at DeBellis Music Center in Newark. This is where she realized her passion for teaching and decided to study Music at Caldwell University, where she earned her BA in Music. Under the guidance and instruction of Marina Carroll she developed true piano artistry and musicality. She also furthered her piano studies with Magdalena Baczewska of NYC.
Kristen has experience teaching all ages, levels, and abilities. Her teaching philosophy is simply, teach the fundamentals of music but also awaken passion of music and encourage her students to share their talents with their community. Kristen’s performance experience, which includes, concerts, competitions, church accompanist, and playing for private and public events, allows her to teach her students how to prepare and have a successful performance.
Kristen is currently working on a performance schedule at the Jersey shore, which will highlight and recognize professional musicians in the Tri-State area. She is currently a member with the Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild, which allows her piano students an opportunity to compete in the annual Spring Music Contest and Festival.