Kris Olson

Opus Music Academy - Kris Olson

Kris has been a private piano instructor for over 30 years and has experience teaching all levels from the youngest beginner to the very advanced. She graduated from Bethel University with a degree in music and right out of college she worked for eight years in the church while teaching private and group lessons.

As an active member of the MN Music Teachers Association, she offers students a variety of opportunities to improve their skills and knowledge and places a lot of importance on theory; understanding the rules and language of music helps any student succeed regardless of the instrument or avenue of music they choose to follow. Kris is also a member of the Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum which provides performance opportunities throughout the year for students who desire to gain experience playing for others. She is always looking for ways to improve her teaching and playing skills through lessons with college professors, workshops and seminars as well as pursuing her national certification as a music teacher.

Outside of teaching, Kris has been involved in musical theater as well as accompanying several musicians throughout the Twin Cities. She has been married for almost 30 years, has four daughters, three sons-in-law and two amazing grandchildren, all of whom she loves spending time with whenever possible. Teaching piano has been a wonderful way for her to share the love of playing piano and desires to give students the skills necessary to be able to enjoy music their entire lives.




2019 Summer 6 week Session: June 17th-July 31st (excluding week of July 1st)


9 AM – 3 PM
Northern Suburbs (Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover, Ham Lake)


9 AM – 3 PM
Northern Suburbs (Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover, Ham Lake, Mounds View, New Brighton)


9 AM – 1 PM
Northern Suburbs (Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover, Ham Lake)


9 AM – 3 PM


Geographical areas served:

Northern/Western Suburbs (Coon Rapids, Blaine, Andover, Ham Lake, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Wayzata

NOTE: She can meet you at your home or you are welcome to her home.

Kris is also available for Special Occasion Music and Online Private Lessons. 


  • $25 / half hour lesson
  • $50 / one hour lesson