Chris Petre

Chris P.

Beverly, MA

About Chris P.

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Chris teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2006
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I've been teaching music for over 10 years and my teaching experience extends to my private studio, public and private school classrooms, and organizations like the Community Music Center of Boston and the Boston Flute Academy.

I have experience teaching students of various ages and levels, from 5 year old beginners, to high school students preparing for (and winning) college music school auditions, to adults looking to learn music for their own enjoyment.

Visit my website at to learn about me and what I do!

Teaching Philosophy

As an actively performing musician, arts administrator, and scholar, I strive to foster versatility and adaptability in my students. I expect dedication, responsibility, passion, punctuality, and a willingness to learn a diverse set of skills to make my students more complete musicians. My students should also expect many things from me: excellence and efficiency in my teaching; pedagogically sound scaffolding of skills; and a caring and supportive learning environment.

What do we work on in lessons?

Tone and vibrato
Technique and scales
Etudes and studies
A varied series of repertoire
Elements of music theory and history
Healthy practice and performance habits
Skills to use in life and in music

Photos and Videos

In the Gardner Museum Courtyard


Membership Assistant

Jun 2014 - Present
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Flute and Voice Teacher

Jan 2006 - Present
CAPstone Studio

Choral Teaching Artist

Jul 2013 - Jun 2014
Community Music Center of Boston

Program Coordinator and Ensemble Instructor

Sep 2012 - May 2014
Boston Flute Academy


Master of Science, Arts Administration

Sep 2012 - May 2014
Boston University

Bachelor of Music, Instrumental and Vocal Music Education

Aug 2008 - May 2012
Troy University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


K-12 Music Teaching Certification

Jan 2016
Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education

K-12 Music Teaching Certification

May 2012
Alabama Department of Education


Early Music America

Jan 2007

Early Music America (EMA) is a not-for-profit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America. Founded in 1985, EMA's goal is to expand awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. EMA's members receive a quarterly magazine, monthly e-newsletter, and benefits including access to reduced-rate insurance, discounts on publications, concerts, and festivals, and eligibility for grants, awards and scholarships. With its broad membership, including professional performers, ensembles, presenters, instrument makers, amateur musicians, and audience members, Early Music America serves as an advocate for the field throughout the continent.

National Association for Music Education

Jan 2005

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.

National Flute Association

Jan 2005

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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