Chris Kildegaard

I started playing clarinet while in fourth grade at Peralta Elementary in Oakland, playing in Peralta's band program, taught by Mr. David Tidball. In the sixth grade, I began studying privately with Mr. Rudy Tapiro, former Oakland Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist and retired OUSD music teacher, and joined the Berkeley Youth Orchestra (BYO). I played clarinet in BYO for seven years, through my high school graduation. This past summer, I was a counselor and clarinet coach at the Laney Summer Music Program, directed by Mr. Jay Lehmann (Music Department Chair at Laney College). I previously interned with the program during the summers of 2012 and 2013.

My approach is student-centered, positive, and flexible.

For more information about me and my teaching philosophy, please go to

To schedule, please email [email protected] or call 510-207-2506

37.8321173, -122.2625529

Oakland, CA (94609)

Full Name:
Chris Kildegaard
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Music Styles:
Elementary School and up (beginning and intermediate levels)

Two Years in Peralta Elementary School Band
Eight Years in Laney Summer Music Program
Seven Years in Berkeley Youth Orchestra
Eight Years Studying with Mr. Rudy Tapiro

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Lesson Rate:
$20/half hour
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