Dr. Kari Johnson
Monthly Rate: $105 (30 min lessons each week)
Single/Trial Lesson: $30 (30 min)
Dr. Kari Johnson has been teaching for over 20 years. Her students range from recreational to competitive and college prep. In the past years her students have received Regional and State Gold Medals for the highest score of their level in the Royal Conservatory Music Exams, placed Winner, Runner Up, and Honorable Mention at the Kansas State Music Teachers Association State Auditions, and regularly receive Highest Honors in the Kansas City Music Teachers Association Fall Festival. Most Importantly, her students love their weekly lessons; many have been in her studio beyond five years, and they often leave humming the music they are working on.
As a performer Kari specialized in new music, and has been heard in Composition festivals in Thailand, South Korea, Greece, and across the United States. She holds a Doctorate in Performance from UMKC, a Masters in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a Masters in Piano Performance from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelors of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance from the University of Central Missouri. In her spare time, she enjoys competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where she holds a National Championship and has been ranked as highly as number 2 in the world in her division. She also loves cheese, Italian Cinema, and is nearing fluency in Portuguese.