Kristen Drymala is a cellist currently working and performing in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, she has studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Boston Conservatory, primarily with teachers Troy Stuart, and Rhonda Rider. Kristen holds a Masters in Music Education and maintains a private studio, educating students of all ages. She has taught cello in private music schools, charter schools, and public schools in and around Boston and New York.
Kristen has performed in concert halls, theaters, rock clubs, and art spaces. A creative and collaborative musician, Kristen performs with the groups Gem Club and Quarterly. She has toured nationally and internationally, and her cello playing with Gem Club can be heard on NPR's "All Songs Considered" and "Tiny Desk Concerts." You can hear her on the soundtrack to ABC's "Private Practice" and "Revenge", as well as NBC's "Parenthood". Kristen also performs with various chamber groups in the Boston area and has been featured as a soloist with Chorus Pro Musica. She has recorded in studios such as Tiny Telephone, the Soul Shop, Q Division, and Woolly Mammoth.
Kristen has done an excellent job engaging our middle school daughter in the cello. Their weekly lessons are a wonderful combination of etudes for skill development, focus on the material she is playing in school, and fun new music that peaks the interest of the student. As a cellist/parent - it has been lovely to see them work together and truly enjoy the music they are making. Listening to them play a cello duet makes my week!
- Peter, Lexington, MA
Ms. Drymala has been an excellent cello teacher for over three years. She has shown me new ways of listening, making better notes and playing more musically.I especially enjoy that Ms. Drymala brings her cello to the lesson and plays duets with me. We play all sorts of music from school orchestra, classical to popular. She presents corrections in a clear and gentle way, and overall, makes learning cello fun!
-Mia, age 13, student of 4 years, Weston, MA