Chris Livingston

Chris L.

Albuquerque, NM
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About

Chris delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 1999

I have studied music for 26 years. Piano was my first instrument and I have taken classical lessons from an early age and studied jazz piano for 14 years. I play guitar at the same level as piano. I play jazz, classical, flamenco and rock guitar; acoustic, electric and 9-string electric. I have studied at University of North Texas, Musicians institute and have a bachelor's of music from UNM. I have a certification in early childhood education and love to teach children, as well as adults of all ages.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very patient and flexible. I work with the student to design curriculum that is exciting and engaging for their individual level. Students enjoy studying with me because they can progress quickly if they practice and because I am easy to talk to and work with.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the music room in the home which includes an 88 key weighted keyboard, 5 guitars, 3 amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I go to their house, I expect them to have their own instruments that they practice on during the week, a metronome, a tuner and the music books they are working on.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, rock and classical music. I usually allow the students or their parents to choose their method books based on their interests and goals.

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Experience

Piano Accompanist
Mar 2014 - Present
National Dance Institute

Play piano for children's dance and vocal classes.

Education

BA Music
Apr 2008 - Jun 2012
University of New Mexico

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Early Childhood 45 hour course certification
Jul 2011
Central New Mexico Community college

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2012

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Photos & Videos

Don't Come Around Much Anymore
Agua De Beber
Some of my swing and bebop piano playing.
Jazz Guitar arrangement of Early Autumn by Woody Herman
A classic jazz tune.
A Valentines day tune.

4 Reviews

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michael M. Aug 30, 2016
Guitar · In home

Great lesson.

Dwayne Mar 19, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio

He has taught me a lot. Lessons are not rushed. He allows me to learn based on my own interests, but also teaches a lot of basics of technique and music theory. The location is convenient to downtown Albuquerque and UNM neighborhood.

Nic C. Sep 25, 2014
Piano · In studio

Chris is easy to learn with, and knowledgeable. Is always patient and never makes you feel rushed, yet, makes sure you are constantly improving. He directs your playing in the style and direction you want to reach while exposing you to new styles along the way. Great teacher.

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Jeanine M. Dec 5, 2013
Piano ·

piano lessons

Great teacher. Gears lessons towards individual desires of students, while still adding some of his own suggested material. Encouraging, easy to learn from, spends extra time with student when needed and time allows.

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