Chris Ott

Chris O.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My beatbox instruction will start with the fundamentals of rhythm and establishing a groove. Beginners will learn to master basic bass drum, snare, and cymbal sounds, working on breathing and coordination of sounds. We will also study some of the beatbox masters and explore microphone vs acoustic techniques. For advanced students we will explore different time signatures, special effects, world influences, metric modulations and superimposition over a variety of styles.

About Chris O.

Hello my name is Chris, I am a professional musician and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. I've been playing trombone for 16 years. I am open to teaching any level from beginner to college. As a professional musician I've played in many different situations from traveling broadway shows, commercial recordings, jazz and big band, and pop/rock horn section gigs. My main project is called Huntertones, a three horn led jazz/funk instrumental group. I've done a lot of writing for this group and am able to give lessons in composition/arranging as well.

In a addition to the trombone I also perform as a beatboxer/vocal percussionist. If you are interested in learning those techniques I'd be happy to share my skills in that area.


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Jan 2011 - Present


Performed with Ricky Martin, Allen Stone, Lew Soloff (Blood Sweat and Tears), Felix Pastorius, the National Tour of Guys and Dolls, The Disneyland All-American College Band, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Silver Arrow Band (NYC), Shag Horns, Huntertones (founding member) and many others

Recording Artist
Jan 2009 - Present

Huntertones, Dan White Sextet and other projects

Recordings: Live (2016) Huntertones Radius Deluxe Edition (2016) Allen Stone Huntertones (2015) Huntertones Hall of Fame class of 2015 (2015) Umphrey's McGee Your Song (2014) Dan White Sextet Play (2013) Dan White Sextet New York Sessions (2012) Dan White Sextet Fight the Team (2011) Jon Lampley Between the Lines (2011) Dan White


MM Jazz Performance
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

BMA Music Education
Sep 2006 - Jun 2011

The Ohio State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
Mar 2015


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