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Kristi Balding,

Owner & Instructor

Kristi Balding -

The Master of Making Music Fun!

What makes lessons with me specialized and unique?

  • I care about each individual student's goals.

  • I recognize a student's unique abilities.

  • I develop a teaching plan that is adapted to the student's learning preference style.

  • Students receive individualized weekly practice plans, which guide students to the greatest success.

  • I celebrate every student's successes!

What qualifications do I have?

  • Kristi Balding, Bachelor’s Degree in Music, 1987

  • Current President and Long-Standing Board Member (various positions) of the Oakland Piano Teachers' Forum & Guild

  • Continuing Pedagogy and Performance Training

  • Experienced Educator

  • Online or In Studio Private Lessons

  • Creative Individual and Group Events

  • Individualized weekly practice plan guides students to the greatest success and confidence.

  • Lessons for all ages and levels with the ultimate goal of lifelong enjoyment!

  • National Guild of Piano Teachers Member

  • Student Piano Guild Auditions Annually

  • Early Education Masters Courses

  • Some of my students are teachers now, too!


Private Teacher, Michigan

Teaching part-time since 1992, and full-time since September 1999. It is my joy to encourage a lifetime love of music for each of my students! 

June 2021 - Present


Oakland Piano Teachers' Forum & Guild

August 2021 - Present

Primer Teacher

HighPoint Hybrid Academy (My Grandchildren's School)

Student Testimonials

Hear it from My Students & Parents

If you are looking for student-oriented lessons that are challenging but also relaxed, I could be just the enthusiastic Music Teacher you’ve been looking for. To find out more, take a look at some of my client testimonials below.


Miss Kristi is always a joy to learn with. She is kind, understanding, and a fun teacher. Each lesson leaves me in a good mood and an even better understanding of my music. Miss Kristi truly makes music fun!


Davison, MI


Kristi is the best music teacher ever! She really cares about her students and wants them to succeed. She makes learning music exciting. Guild auditions and recitals with Kristi have been excellent opportunities that have sharpened my playing and performing skills. 


Oxford, MI


I'm impressed with Miss Kristi's patience with school aged children. The compassion and knowledge she has makes music easy to learn. She goes the extra mile to accommodate our difficult schedules. By using creative games and resources, she makes the learning experience memorable. It's refreshing to see the progress my children have made over the last year!

Chrystle, mom of

Elliana, Isaiah, & Lillian

White Lake, MI

Enroll Today!

Simple Online Registration

For Beginning/Elementary Level Students, please choose the 30-minute lesson plan.
For Intermediate/Early Advanced Level Students, please choose the 60-minute lesson plan.

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323 Cranberry Beach Blvd
White Lake, Oakland County 48386-1996

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