Chris Breen

Chris B.

Butler, NJ

About Chris B.

Background check: Last verified 07/11/2016
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Chris teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: January 2011
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My name is Chris B. and I've been playing music for most of my life.

The best lesson that I've personally learned is that a musician is never done learning. Once you start believing that you know everything there is to know about your instrument, or that your style of playing is superior to others, then you've stopped growing musically. Perhaps you excel in one area of your playing but need further development in another. Personally, I've also learned that I enjoy sharing my knowledge of music with others and exposing students to new techniques and musical concepts.

I strongly believe that these traits are the most important aspects of teaching music to others. No matter how advanced my playing skills might progress, I’ll always be able to relate to any type of student because I’m still learning something new everyday!

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My mashup video of The Weeknd and Michael Jackson!


Guitar Instructor
Jul 2014 - Present
The Music Den (Butler, NJ)

Account Manager
Apr 2010 - Feb 2013
Ricoh Legal

Account Manager
Jul 2007 - Oct 2009
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Business Administration
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
William Paterson University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency

29 Reviews on Chris B.

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Jon Jan 30, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
he was great
Ed Jan 30, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Chris does a great job. My daughter and I both enjoy his lessons. Always ends it with something new. And yes Chris we still practice every day!
Jon Jan 23, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
he is really nice
Rebecca B. Dec 11, 2016
· Guitar · Online
I had a great first lesson. Chris tailors the lesson for the individual. He asked me what songs I wanted to learn and customized the lesson around that, so I can learn those songs first. I would definitely recommend Chris. I am a beginner and he keeps it simple and gives good direction. I look forward to continue lessons and see my progression.
Carlo Nov 18, 2016
· Guitar · Online
aron Sep 15, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I had my first meeting with chris today. I was feeling a bit intimidated before i met him seeing all his credentials and experience. I need not have worried. He made me feel super comfortable and explained all the nuts and bolts of guitar on my level of understanding which is very basic. He was able to relay the lesson to me in a way that made so much sense, it just clicked. I left feeling very accomplished and very much looking forward to the next lesson
Casey May 26, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Chris was such a great instructor! I first started lessons with Chris a few months ago and I told him I only had a limited time to learn guitar. Taking the knowledge I already had with music, Chris helped me in only a few months to pick up and to be able to jam to some awesome songs on my acoustic guitar. He is very patient and works very well with whatever level you come in as! I came in knowing only one or two chords, and now I know many more and can confidently play some songs! Since I was a crazy busy college student, Chris was also very flexible with when lessons were, which I was very thankful for! I'd highly recommend taking lessons with him!
Janice S. Apr 25, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I love my lessons with Chris! I have no music background and have always wanted to play the guitar but never got around to making it happen. Now as I am older I think why not now?! I looked around for local lessons and found Chris's site. I loved his philosophy of how he teaches an individual based on what they want out of it! His statement of "some people just want to learn to play their favorite song" sold me! So glad I found him! It's never too late to pick up a guitar!
John Goode Mar 1, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
My lessons with Chris were amazing!! Chris teaches at a pace that is manageable and you never will feel overwhelmed. The bast part about his approach is his ability to teach music theory and not make it boring or complicated. Chris is also great at changing the lesson plan on the fly if we stumble on to something to explore further. My guitar playing improved greatly under Chris and I would recommend him to anyone looking to take lessons.
Belkis J. Feb 5, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Chris was very professional. This was my first guitar lesson in years and he took the time to guide me patiently. I look forward to continue my guitar lessons work Chris.
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