Kristina Soriano Piano Faculty

Multi-instrumentalist Kristina “K” Soriano has an eternally ignited flame for music. Starting piano at age 6, she picked up the French horn at age 10. She led a 250-piece marching band as drum major her senior year, and the school had to purchase a taller platform so the band could see her conduct! She studied piano at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas under Dr. Carolyn True. She moved to San Francisco in 2005 to complete her Masters in Healthcare Administration and, after working in non-profit hospitals for five years, she decided to follow her passion of teaching piano, which she has been doing for the past six years.

 

When K moved to the Bay Area, she studied with Dr. Kenn Gartner in San Rafael, under whose tutelage she competed in San Francisco Concerto Orchestra’s International Competition with performances in Nicasio, San Francisco, and Pacifica. K played piano in City College of San Francisco’s Afro-Cuban orchestra led by Anthony Blea and also took Boston University’s course in Community Music taught by Professor Lee Higgins. She currently studies classical piano under Dr. Robert Schwartz in San Francisco. For the past two years, she has served as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Music Teachers Association of California, San Francisco Branch.

 

She is a founding member of TrioCambio, a group that sings and plays original songs for justice, equality and peace in English, Spanish, Italian and Filipino. TrioCambio performs in San Francisco, the Bay Area and, most recently, in Colombia. They are a trio of maestras: the preschool teacher plays bass, the art teacher plays guitar, and K plays ukulele, piano, djembe, and French horn.

 

K’s mission is to spread the joy of learning music as a means to the lifelong pursuit of happiness.