Chris Wyton

Chris W.

Fairfax, VA

About Chris W.

Chris teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2002
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Hello,
I have been teaching all styles of guitar for the past eleven years. I have a bachelors and masters degree in performance and guitar pedagogy.
I currently teach at studios throughout Northern Virginia . Lessons are taught in-person and with various video chat programs.
Every student will desire something different out of their lessons. I constantly encourage students to realize what their ultimate goal is in regards to the guitar. Every student has a different goal and therefore everyone will have a different route in learning the guitar. For example, a student seeking admission into a top level conservatory will need a vastly different route than an adult whom is taking lessons as enjoyable past-time hobby.
My job as a teacher is to prescribe learning materials that will increase a student’s awareness to reach his or her own goals. Natural technical ability of dexterity, flexibility and strength can be developed over time and a general understanding of musicianship can be learned. However, I always try to explain the importance of these elements in relation to reaching a student’s final goal.
Students most often take music lessons for enjoyment and as a past time and therefore a student's enjoyment from playing music is perhaps the most important part of my teaching. Today education is driven by test scores and often a grand comparison of the scores to every student in America. Students do need to meet certain competencies and goals to play certain pieces of music but a student also needs an awareness and comprehension of their emotions, spiritual sense, and a strong imagination to connect with the music they perform on their instrument. A balance between the two aspects should always be in awareness for the teacher and the student.
I am blessed to be able to pass on my experience and knowledge to other aspiring musicians.

Photos and Videos

Recording off of Recent Album

Experience

Guitar and Bass Instructor

Aug 2011 - Present
Mitons Music

To teach different styles of guitar, bass and music theory to students.

Guitar Instructor

Mar 2011 - Present
Harmony Road

To teach different styles of guitar, bass and music theory to students.

Guitar Instructor

Mar 2003 - Present
Christopher W. Music

To teach different styles of guitar, bass and music theory to students.

Guitar and Bass Instructor

Aug 2008 - Mar 2011
Keyboard4kids and More

To teach different styles of guitar, bass guitar and music theory to students.

Guitar Instructor

Mar 2005 - Aug 2008
Bethel Music Center

To teach different styles of guitar and music theory to students.

Education

Masters In Guitar Performance

Aug 2008 - May 2010
Shenandoah University

Bachelors In Music Performance

Aug 2005 - May 2008
Western Connecticut State University
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1 Review on Chris W.

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Leroy C. Mar 25, 2015
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chris is a patient and encouraging teacher, 5 stars