For my High School education, I attended the National Academy of Music on a full scholarship in Champaign, IL, studying violin with pedagogue Paul Rolland for 2 years. I received my Bachelor of Music Degree from Eastman School of Music in Violin Performance, and Masters Degree in Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. 

I have played with orchestras in the Midwest and Northeastern United States, and have taught violin and piano privately for almost 30 years. I started the piano at age 8 and the violin at age 10. 

My piano lineage traces back to Rudolf Ganz, concert pianist, who was also the 1st conductor of the St. Louis Symphony and introduced Debussy and Ravel to this country. My violin lineage traces back to Ivan Galamian, who taught many great violin concert artists, including Itzhak Perlman. 

I love to be of service to bring heart, passion, and spirit to your home, or wherever touching and lifting your heart with music is needed! If you have a child that wants piano or violin lessons, or are an adult who wants lessons, it is never too late to learn! Music balances the right and left brain as well as nourishes the heart and soul.

Music Under the Influence

Kristin Garson’s recording on Vectordisc Records, “Music Under the Influence” is an album of original jazz/fusion music