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Perform with passion.

Practice with direction.

Teach with confidence.

In case you didn't know already, the secret to nailing performances, auditions, or teaching concepts isn't based on how much time you spend in the practice room. 

Because while that time does matter, what matters more is how you spend that time. So if you find yourself "practicing" but not improving, it's time to get the clarity and refreshed focus needed to reach your goals. 


If you’re looking for firm but supportive guidance to take your playing or teaching to the next level, you’re in the right place. Let’s make this happen. 

Nice to meet you! I'm Kristen: VCA co-founder and all-around clarinerd. 

Based in Dallas, TX, I’ve guided clarinetists in the top programs in Texas, as well as students from across the world towards achieving their clarinet goals. My students have ranged in age from elementary learners to college students to adult enthusiasts.



Outside of the practice room, you can find me hanging out with my dog, exploring a new hiking trail, or diving into a new DIY project.

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