I am a jazz guitarist based out of beautiful Los Angeles, California. I received and Associate of Arts degree in Music in 2015, and have been pursuing a bachelors in Jazz Studies since then.
While in community college I really grew into my own as a musician and discovered that I love jazz and the language of bebop. Not only the music, but the history of how it formed as well as the differences from classical music. When at school I stood out from the other guitarists because I was hungry to learn and that attitude will hopefully follow me for the rest of my life.
Thats what I'd hope to pass on the students; that knowledge, be it music, english, math, physiology, etc. is the key to everything. And that it doesn't have to be all stuffy and boring! I tailor my lessons to the student whether its guitar, piano, ukulele, etc. and my main objective is to learn and have fun, so the learning is reinforced with good natured thoughts. This will set up the student to actually want to practice!
As a musician I've been in a couple of groups, and lately I have been concentrating on my students as well as continuing school in 2020. I also try to utilize the computer to produce when possible so I can learn about that aspect of music. My passion is improvisation/composition, because I hope to one day leave songs behind that people can play forever and be influenced by them like so many have influenced me.
Teaching since 2014
Associate of Music from Pierce Community College
Chris is patient, understanding and supportive. After only one lesson I already feel better about my musical journey. Thank you!
Chris is a great teacher. I met him in group lessons. And now I’m using him for personal lessons. It was a good lesson.
Chris was really great with my daughter! She can't wait for her next lesson.
Mr. Chris is really pleasant and fun teacher. He was on time and made his first lesson very interesting. He reviewed my son patiently for whatever he has learned before and then introduced him to some new notes. He didn’t rush with the time and made sure my son is comfortable with him.
Looking forward to the next class with him.👍🏻
Chris has been an excellent teacher and has done a fantastic job of helping me not only improve my playing ability, but also improve my understanding of music theory. He is clearly very educated in all styles of music and he had great lesson plans that were specifically tailored for my level of playing. Lastly, he does a fantastic job of making sure I'm having fun while learning music.Show More
My son has never played a musical instrument so I wasn't sure how this would go, but Christopher has really connected with him. He came home and actually practiced during the week! And Christopher always comes out after the lesson and gives me a little update which matters to me as a mom. I also appreciate how he doesn't just boot him out the door at the end of the lesson. AND my son is actually talking about music! Definitely learning more than just some chords. Good instructor who obviously loves and respects music. :)Show More
I have been a self-taught guitarist for 10+ years, but quickly had some weaknesses exposed after starting lessons with Chris, which is a good thing. When I show up for a lesson, Chris has prepared in advance and is ready to go. He has also given some good advice to optimize the time I spend practicing on my own.Show More
Christopher is brilliant! Very knowledgable, professional and really cool to work with. Appreciate him very much.
Chris is a great teacher who really knows how to make the process of learning easy and fun. You can really tell how much he loves music when he teaches. He is able to break down concepts in simple terms and most importantly shows me how to apply it! I love learning from him and have become a better musician thanks to Chris!Show More
Christopher is great! He's the first guitar teacher I've had who is able to put their passion for music into teaching, and it really shows. He's extremely knowledgable and gets his point across very well. His teaching method is very easy to understand and it actually makes sense. On top of that, he's also just a really cool dude. Definitely recommend him!Show More
I am a currently taking lessons from Chris and I am very impressed by his teaching style. As a beginner guitar player it is important for me to have an instructor that is enthusiastic and encourages me to do better. He has helped me to improve my skills and has given me the tools in order to excel as a guitar player. I definitely recommend and have recommended Chris to other students that wish to advance their guitar skills.Show More
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Learn some fun songs on this great sounding instrument! We might even sing a few together
Teaching piano, guitar, and ukulele privately from my home or the students.
Pierce Community College
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