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Harmony & Theory

This is a GREAT theory book! I reference it often. I recommend that all musicians check out this book! 

The Jazz Theory Book

I consider this book to be the Jazz Theory "Bible." The theoretical concepts are presented extremely well! Levine has also included over 750 musical examples to go along with his jazz harmony & theory explanations.

Edly's Music Theory for Practical People

Edly's is another favorite! This book breaks down music theory in a comprehensible and logical way. I highly recommend it!

Recommended Study


"Learn as much as you can, cause you never know who you're learning it for!" - C. Valvez

Zen Guitar

If you are into this type of stuff, Zen Guitar ties spirituality & philosophy into musicianship. I always have a copy close by and reference it often.  It is a quick and inspiring read!

1 Hour Skype Lesson

Skype Lessons


"Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy, this is physics." - Albert Einstein


 Private Lessons

Kristin has been teaching private music lessons since 1998, and has taught over 200 students. She earned a dual-Bachelor's Degree from  the prestigious Berklee College of Music, gigs professionally, and has had the honor of being mentored by some of the most incredible musicians on the planet, such as; Anthony Wellington, Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten, Carol Kaye, Steve Bailey, Dave Welsch, Chuck Rainey, Bunny Brunel, Rob McDonald, Katherine Wright, etc..


Kristin is now accepting more students at her teaching studio in Baltimore, Back to Bassics, and is accepting more Skype students as well. The Student Policy is below. Please review and send the signed Student Policy to Kristin, prior to your first lesson. Feel free to email Kristin with any questions!



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