Private Lessons Teacher

Kari del Rio

Lessons:

Piano

Location:

Fargo

Studio Hours:

  • Su
  • M
  • Tu
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa

Session Rate:

$ 32.00 per 30-minute session


Biography:

Originally from the Minneapolis area, Kari began studying piano in 1993 and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in 2009. During her years at college, she sang in Cantabile under June Rauschnabel and the Concordia Choir under Dr. Rene Clausen. She performed in jazz band through junior and senior high school, and currently plays in a few jazz bands in the F/M area. Kari has been accompanying choirs, soloists, and small ensembles since 1996 and currently is an accompanist at Sheyenne High School for all three music programs. She has also been a church pianist for the past several years at a local parish in Fargo and a Lutheran church in Moorhead, and has had the honor of providing piano music for both weddings and funerals alike over the decades. In addition to her instrumental endeavors, Kari has sang as a member in each of the community choral organizations the Fargo Moorhead Choral Artists and the Master Chorale.

Kari has also pursued an active solo singer/songwriter career, performing in the Minneapolis circuit from 2006-2009 and performing in Fargo regularly since 2012. She organized and presented an annual Carole King tribute from 2016-2019 featuring Pat Lenertz, Jessica Vines, and other prominent local musicians. Other local bands that Kari has performed with include: The Human Element, Gina Powers Band, Kari Marie Trio, Willie Waldman Project, and the Blue Wailers. Her primary band, The Human Element, received grants from The Arts Partnership and Jade Presents for two consecutive years, which helped fund the two studio albums that the group released. Performing highlights as a featured artist include shows at Dempsey's/Aquarium, the Fargo Theatre, the Red River Market (both old and new locations), Celebration of Women in Music, the Woodstock Anniversary concert at Bluestem, and most recently featured as the Christmas pianist for the Jasper hotel.


Minimum Age:

Kari has requested a minimum age of 5 years old.


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