Krista Lundblad graduated from Bethel University in 2000 with degrees in piano performance and sacred music. While at Bethel, she won first place in both the performance prize and concerto-aria competitions while studying under Carolyn Nordquist. She played background music at a resort restaurant for five summers during that time. She took piano from Karen Carr-Otto for 9 years before studying under Mrs. Nordquist. (Fun fact: Mrs. Carr-Otto's piano teacher's teacher studied under the impressionist composer Claude Debussy. Claude Debussy studied under Frederic Chopin. That said, her students studied a lot of Chopin and Debussy works!)
Since then, Mrs. Lundblad has enjoyed teaching piano lessons full time for the past twelve years. She plays professionally at events such as weddings, banquets, benefits, and in churches around the Twin Cities. She also co-founded the Association of Professional Piano Instructors (APPI) with Sue Ruby and Kathy Smith, which strives to unite Twin Cities’ piano instructors and put on student events in the Metro Area. She is currently a member of the Association of Professional Piano Instructors, National Guild of piano instructors, Minnesota Music Teacher’s Association, and Music Teacher’s National Association. Mrs. Lundblad teaches in her home studio in North Branch and at Maranatha Christian Academy in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Current and past students have played in master classes, done well at competitions and other events, have performed Senior Recitals and have been offered college piano scholarships.
At home, Mrs. Lundblad enjoys playing outside with her husband and two boys, ages five and three. She also enjoys reading, cooking, drinking coffee, hiking, and kneeboarding (in the summer, of course!)