- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Originally from Bloomington, IN, I've worked as a music instructor and professional musician for over 8 years. I love being involved in all aspects of the music industry, whether it's writing, teaching, arranging, performing, recording, producing, or promoting.
I have taught over 50 students in the 6 years I've been teaching, and have had several of those students go on to become music majors in college. My focus as an educator is to establish fundamentals and vitally important techniques as effectively and quickly as possible with my students. Then, it becomes more enjoyable and sustainable to begin making great music (all the while incorporating those important aspects of being a musician!).
My primary instruments are drums, saxophone, and euphonium. However, I am proficient and frequently perform on trombone, clarinet, bass, guitar, and many other instruments. I enjoy playing jazz and classical music the most, but have performed professionally with groups of just about every popular genre! My musical interests have no bounds, and I believe that all music has something great to offer.
So, let's get started: beginner, intermediate, or advanced, we can begin rapidly building your musical foundation/career right away!
Serving as Vice President of Bloomington, IN jazz nonprofit organization "B'Town Jazz". I have been on the executive board/various committees for events like the B'Town Jazz Fest, Grant Street Jazz Fest, Taste of Bloomington Jazz Stage, Future of Jazz, and more.+ Read More
Teaching out of my music studios in Brooklyn, NY and Bloomington, IN, I have worked with numerous private students and coached several bands/ensembles.
Taught private lessons to students on a variety of different instruments including euphonium, saxophone, drums, piano, trumpet, and clarinet.
Worked on the instruction staff for the 2015 Bloomington High School North Cougar Band (state finalists!).
Our youngest son studied trombone and tuba with Chris for many months. Chris is great with everything from teaching brass fundamentals to classical and jazz band music. I highly recommend him!
Chris is the greatest! Both my son and I have studied drums with Chris. He can teach all levels from beginner to pro, is very punctual, and quickly returns messages. I highly recommend him!
Our daughter has been taking lessons with Chris for more than a year and he's been great. He is knowledgeable and personable -- our daughter always learns a lot and has a good time in the process.
We schedule him when he's in Bloomington and don't have any reservations recommending him to others.
Chris is really efficient in getting his point across and is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had.