The Instructor

Kristine Allphin


Kris Allphin Brakenhoff grew up in Columbus, Nebraska. She played piano in both contemporary praise and worship bands and was church accompanist while attending colleges in Oklahoma and Nebraska. She has degrees in Art and Design and Foreign Mission Ministry.  After college she was employed  as an illustrator and artist.  

She continued 15 years of active involvement in music ministry. When she and her husband started a family, she opened a private music studio in Columbus offering piano and Kindermusik classes. The private studio grew to 60 students a week. Many of her students participate in piano and music competitions taking home highest honors.  

Kristine is also an award winning artist and illustrator.  Her work can be found in exhibits and galleries across the Midwest.  Piano lessons are  held in her 2,000 sq foot professional art studio.


Kris and her husband have four boys, two golden retrievers and several hermit crabs. Her husband is a quality engineer and they have recently relocated to Hastings Nebraska.   Although she now limits her number of students, she is excited to offer the same  quality private music education, performance and competition opportunities as she did in Columbus. 

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