Krista Rhodes is a versatile collaborative pianist, educator, adjudicator, and recording artist in the GTA, Hamilton, and Niagara regions. She has appeared on stages in North America and Europe, and has had her music heard on the Oprah Winfrey Show. During her career, Krista has worked with many choral groups, soloists, opera companies, and orchestras.
Her teaching has brought her to both school boards and music academies, and she collaborates with local universities and colleges.
Recent appearances include the Amadeus Choir and Elmer Iseler Singers of Toronto, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Niagara Symphony, Talisker Players, Symphony on the Bay, Opera Niagara, and the Grand River Chorus. Krista is the accompanist for the Chorus Niagara, Brott Festival Chorus and the Bach Elgar Choir, and resides with her family in Stoney Creek.
With a B. Mus, and B. Ed, Krista is the embodiment of several phenomenal gifts and profound talents. She is an impeccable performer, a gifted teacher and a creative artist with perfect-pitch.
Krista is absolutely comfortable sight-reading pieces of any difficulty up to ARCT level and beyond. Additionally, she is a delicate and precise accompanist, deeply attuned to whoever she is accompanying; ensemble or individual. If a performer misses a line, a beat, a word, or page, Krista gently guides them seamlessly back on course, unbeknownst to the audience.
Krista’s passion for teaching has reached students from 4 to 84. She opens a connection with them thanks to her style of communication, which is both uplifting and motivating. Students make incredible natural progress, honed by her skill and genuine love of teaching.
Her performance has been heard with world renowned choirs around Canada, and around the world.
Krista is a rare talent among talents.
Krista finds herself balancing her time between teaching, performing, recording, and writing with her daughter Charlotte, son Adrian and husband Glen.
No matter what your piano needs, Krista can be there to handle them. From teaching private students at her studio to performing as a soloist and in collaboration with individuals and ensembles, Krista does it all. She is also an experienced recording pianist having recorded on many albums and her playing is regularly heard on the Oprah Winfrey Show.