Chris Sotiri

Chris S.

Little Neck, NY

Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
You will learn how to play the guitar from the heart!! Music comes from the soul so thats where we will find the energy to learn and play the right way. :))
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Chris delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2005

Hello there,

I am a Singer/Songwriter/Musician with over 20 years of experience recording and performing. Based out of New York i have a loyal clientele and fan base. Creating powerful lyrics, heartfelt melodies & catchy acoustic guitar progressions. Through the years I have captured what it entails to teach someone how to play the guitar from the soul.
***For students convenience I travel The Metro New York Area & The Five Boroughs***

Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, age 5 or 105, in my experience, with just a little bit of practice each day anyone can learn to play guitar.
Maybe your goal is to simply learn to play your favorite songs or maybe you want to learn to write your own music, improvise, or perform live.
Like all good things in life, there are no shortcuts, and learning the guitar takes time and effort, but in return you get the ability to express yourself through music, which is one of the most rewarding skills anyone could ever learn, at any age and in any situation.

Together we will discuss your personalized course, based on your goals and situation, and along the way I will provide materials/tools and a summary or a recording of each lesson as needed, for you to take home to work on.

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Guitar Teacher
Mar 2007 - Present
INDI Music Studios

As a guitar teacher I have 10+ years of experience, having taught at various music schools (both here and in Europe), as well as teaching privately.
My expertise is Blues, Rock, Pop & Alternative!!


Financial Services
Mar 2000 - Jun 2002
Business Administration/ Music Composition
Jan 1991 - Jan 1995


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


NYS Licenses
May 2011

Series 7, Series 63
Jun 1999
Pohs Institute


Americana Music Association
Jun 2012

The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world.

Associated Musicians of Greater New York - Local 802
May 2008

The Associated Musicians of Greater New York, American Federation of Musicians Local 802, is one of the largest local unions of professional musicians in the world. They unite to fight for the common interests of all musicians by advancing industry standards that dignify our labor and honor and enrich our art. They seek to organize a community of all musicians and aspiring musicians, and we reach out to all who share our interests and our passion. They are committed to upholding the integrity of live musical performance and to advancing the vital role of music in education, and in the economic, cultural and social life of our community and beyond. We advocate for economic and social justice for musicians and for society as a whole.

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Photos & Videos

One of many songs I have written   " You Don't Cry"..
" Surround Me"  Single From My Debut EP "Starting Over" Available Now!!
Photo by Chris S.

Photo by Chris S.

Photo by Chris S.

Photo by Chris S.
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