Kim Lange

Kim Lange

Faculty Instructor Piano



Kim Lange received her B.A. and MM degrees with an emphasis in Performance and Pedagogy from the U of M where she studied with Paul Freed. While pursuing her studies at the U of M, Kim was appointed as a teaching assistant where she taught class piano and private lessons. She was mentored in the Suzuki and Yamaha methods for teaching young children during this time.


Kim enjoys teaching students from ages 4 – adult at all levels of ability. She uses a traditional note reading approach while incorporating theory, by ear playing and improvisation skills into her teaching. Kim believes students can play beautifully from the very beginning of piano study. She encourages and challenges her students to play to their highest potential to the glory of God. She seeks to instill character qualities including humility, patience, diligence and kindness in her students.


Kim is an active member of MMTA, SPPTA and MMTF. Many of her students participate in the MMTA state contest, piano and theory exams as well as the Mozart Piano Concerto Competition where they have received honors and awards. Several of her high school students have received scholarships to college music programs and are now teaching their own students.


In addition to maintaining a private studio, Kim serves as an Instructor for the University of Northwestern – St. Paul Academy of Music since its inception in the 1990s. She is also a faculty member of the UNW Summer Piano Institute and assists her husband Richard in coordinating the Piano Institute and the UNW Solo Piano Festival.


Kim is a life-long learner and continues to attend master classes, workshops, conventions and other professional enrichment opportunities. She resides in Crystal, MN with her husband Richard.