A personal and continuing interest in the musical growth of each student is central to the spirit of Centre for Musical Minds. Lessons at CMM provide a musical learning environment that is nurturing and professional with the highest artistic standards. Courses of study are tailored to meet the needs of students from the absolute beginner to the most proficient! Teaching Artists at the Centre for Musical Minds create a safe and welcoming learning environment that encourages not only the scientific benefits of music study, but also the artistic and intrinsic rewards of learning how to play an instrument well.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Highly trained and educated faculty, Nationally Certified Teachers of Music, Grand Pianos, camps!
Professional Associations & Certifications
- MTNA, NCTM, Degreed, SMU Faculty
- Frisco, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Celina
- American Express, Discover, PayPal, Personal Checks, MasterCard, VISA
|Person||Kristin K. Yost|
|Address||9555 Lebanon Rd #702|
|Phone Number||(214) 586-4309|
Kristin K. Yost
Ms. Yost began studying piano at age six and when in high school decided to pursue music as a career. While an undergraduate student at Augustana College and the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Ms. Yost studied with pianists Dr. Rick Andrews, Dr. Donald Patterson and Mrs. Penelope Ceccini. In 2004 she completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and moved to Dallas to study with Dr. Sam Holland and Mr. Alfred Mouledous at Southern Methodist University. While there, Ms. Yost taught students of all ages in the preparatory department and also was an undergraduate class piano instructor for music majors and non-majors. In 2006 Ms. Yost graduated with a Master's Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy.
From Our Website
The Centre for Musical Minds provides piano lessons in person on high end grand pianos, and online, for all ages and stages. We have provided lessons online around the world (from India to South Dakota and beyond) since 2013. CMM is the first music school in Frisco to incorporate Artificial Intelligence in the learning process. With technology doing some of the heavy lifting, our students are able to learn more music, at a faster rate and more thoroughly, than any other music school in the area.
Our favorite book for kids - "Not Until You've Done Your Practice: The classic survival guide for kids who are learning a musical instrument, but hate practicing." 2. Whatever you do, make sure you practice right after your lesson AND the day following - retention will be 90%! Our three favorite books for parents who would like some advice on getting the most out of their music lessons.
We are thrilled that you are taking the time to read about who is educating your children, or maybe even you. The Centre for Musical Minds was founded in 2008 by myself, Kristin Yost, M.M. and Dr. Sam Holland, who is Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University. Dr. Holland and I wanted to create a music lesson center to educate and excite the inner musician of students young and old. Most importantly, we want to make music (in particular, piano study) relevent to the community.