I have been trained in piano and voice since I was 6. I studied piano in Santa Rosa, CA with Lindretti Gendo. I was also childhood friends with a wonderful piano player by the name of Thomas Rosenkranz, who is currently a piano professor at the University of Hawaii and also tested new compositions by renowned composer, George Crumb. He and I spurred each other on in piano until I was 12. At that point, I moved to Sacramento, CA and studied with Dr. Frank Wiens from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA until I was age 14. I had also won piano competitions from the Auburn Symphony Guild and the University of the Pacific. From 1996 to 2000, I made piano my emphasis as part of my Music Degree from Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, Minnesota, associated with Bemidji State University.
After college, I excelled in voice and am currently studying with and teaching the Speech Level SingingTM method created by Seth Riggs. I have been fortunate to teach over 😯 students of all ages in the Sacramento area as well as be the music pastor of a 2000 member church in Rocklin, CA called Sunset Christian Center. I also pioneered the first Christian Music and Worship class for the Seth Riggs Vocal Camp in 2006.
Last year, I took a hiatus from the church and teaching and went on the road for a year as the “Piano Man” in Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Broadway smash hit, “Movin’ Out”. My role consisted of playing and singing 24 Billy Joel songs set to dance. Thank the Lord the audience never saw me dance as I never excelled in that. :). I also recently released an album featuring voice and piano called, “Stories In Lights” in April.
Check out Kyle’s website for more information www.kylemartinstudio.com.
4901 Blossom Ranch Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95757