Hi there! My name is Chris. I teach music to people just like you and I help people achieve their musical dreams! I teach how to play piano by ear by teaching the system that professional musicians use to learn songs quickly. You can be one of those people who hears a song on the radio once and then can sit down and play it instantly. It is not a magic trick. It is a system that you can learn. I also teach voice and rapping lessons where I help my students improve their technique, build their confidence and ultimately teach them how to build a career in music. I also offer lessons in music theory, music history, songwriting, live performance, beat production, studio recording, booking gigs, marketing your music, building a fan base, and making a full-time living in the music business! I have been a professional musician for over 30 years and have been teaching for over 12 years. toured the country for 8 years with a band (LP Outsiders) that led to a publishing deal with Windswept Pacific, landing a song on the Three To Tango movie soundtrack, appearing on the Disney Channel Show "2 Hour Tour" with 98 Degrees, and opening for many national acts. We even toured with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for a year. I also played trumpet on a b-side on Natalie Imbruglia's multi-platinum selling single to "Torn," and did some songwriting with Robbie Nevil (of "Ce La Vie" fame).I also have performed all over the world including many Caribbean islands like Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, St. Maarten, and St. Kitts. I offer lessons to people of ALL AGES and ALL SKILL LEVELS! I customize the lessons to focus on the things YOU WANT TO LEARN. Whatever your musical goals are, I would love to help you get there!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2009
Piano Performance and Studio Recording
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Chris Swan is an excellent and versatile teacher and coach. Well worth the money and the time.
Chris has been spot-on in figuring out exactly where I'm starting (lots of musical training but have been away from an instrument for ~10 years). And he makes it fun - the take-home practice exercises right from the start made me appreciate that I'm working towards playing songs. Would highly recommend!
Chris is a stellar piano teacher. He figures out student's level very quickly and starts from there.