Kristian Braathen teaches all styles of drum set as well as mallet percussion. Lessons are given at his studio in West Vancouver, at his studio in North Vancouver, or in the students home. During the lessons, Kristian puts an emphasis on technique, reading, rhythm, dynamics and style. For mallet percussion, a basic level of tonal harmony is taught to allow the student to be able to read efficiently. Kristian teaches students from a beginning level up to advanced and a wide range of ages, from age 6 to age 50! Many of Kristian’s students are also participating in elementary and high school band. Several of Kristian's past students have participated in honors band, and some have gone on to study music in University. Kristian works closely with several North and West Vancouver band instructors.
"Kristian greatly contributed to my development as a musician by helping improve my playing and practice habits as well as introducing me to a wide variety of musical techniques I continue to explore today."