- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I've been teaching for over 15 years. I teach all ages. Some of my students are successful working musicians on tour. Most just play for fun. No matter what your goal I can help you along the way.
I teach each student differently and provide a custom lesson based on the student. I want you to play the guitar and have fun while learning! I stay current and up to date on all new music. I play lead guitar for 3 different bands/artist including a former American Idol Finalist from season 5. I play shows almost every weekend and sometimes travel out of state to play concerts. I am mainly a Rock guitarist I do cross over to pop and modern country.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- April 1998
In-home guitar lessons. Chrissy has been a professional touring guitarist for over 16 years. Chrissy teaches all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and as well as artists that are signed to labels.
Chrissy developed her own method of teaching to positively enhance the students strength, dexterity, ear-training, memorization and techniques. Her goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician.
Artists and genres that Chrissy has experience with range from Metallica, Adele,Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding, Fall Out Boy, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, The Cure, Radiohead, Elle King, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, P!nk, Twenty One Pilots,Hozier Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Paramore, Nirvana, Demi Lavato, Prince, Damian Rice, Lil Wayne, Coldplay ,Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Bush, , The White Stripes, Green Day, Arctic Monkeys, Taylor Swift, Cage The Elephant, Miranda Lambert, Band Perry, Taylor Swift, Alanis Morrisette and more.
Chrissy was Lead Guitarist Co-Writer for the Rock band Someday Souvenir (Winner of MTV Takes The Stage contest), American Idol Finalist Melissa McGhee (Season 5) She currently plays in a Top 40 cover band as well as an original Rock band. Chrissy has been in Billboard Magazine, Creative Loafing, Tampa Tribune and TBO online. Clips of Chrissy playing guitar with different artist have been on CNN, MTV, FOX News, ABC, NBC and VH1.
Chrissy is constantly continuing her education with music theory books, video’s, guitar music, as well as private guitar instruction. She has attended guitar workshops and seminars by artists such as Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson) Gary Hoey, Joe Satriani and more
Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one on one sessions with Chrissy is learning the ability to craft and record your own songs using technology that caters to your own unique personality. There are no limits! Chrissy’s students advance quickly and some have released albums, been in Guitar World Magazine, and won awards for their music.
Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the students schedule when possible.
Students can contact Chrissy anytime with question regarding their lesson through email or text. Chrissy is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual!
*** Software / gear used to enhance lesson ***
Riff Station for guitar
Laptop with Garage Band/Backtrack, Guitar Pro Tab & iTunes
M13 Line 6 effects and looper
Various guitars depending on project
PRIVATE STUDENT REVIEWS :
Here's what my personal students & clients have to say:
Slader P."By far the most outstanding teacher I took lessons from. I took lessons from Chrissy for over 7 years and I can truly say she's an incredible teacher. She's fun to work with, very patient with both new and intermediate players, and has a background knowledge on a many genres of music. I would recommend Chrissy to anyone! "
Sam F.Chrissy is a talented musician and a gifted teacher. We are very happy to have her teaching our daughter.She is responsible, accessible and responsive. Rate A+++"
Matt R. (St Petersburg Police Officer)Excellent!
MJ K."Chrissy D. is a wonderful teacher. She is a patient and kind. She gives exercises to work on during the week and has explained that by practicing just a little each day she will improve. My daughter looks forward to lessons each week. "
Susan F."Chrissy taught my teenage son for several years in my home. She is very talented, has a flexible teaching style and does a great job with different personalities. She always kept my son engaged and was very encouraging. She is reliable, timely and communicates well. I highly recommend her!"
TS K."Chrissy taught both of my boys ages 10 and 11 to play the guitar. She was awesome and they couldn't wait until their lesson each week. Chrissy was always punctual and full of spunk. They learned very cool tunes that were current so they really enjoyed it!"
Dana Jim L."We have really enjoyed our daughter having lessons with Chrissy. She is great with kids and in only a few lessons, our child can play the guitar! Amazing!"
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Great first step. Supportive, positive, and focused.
Chrissy is always punctual and professional. After just three lessons I am seeing great improvements not only in my daughters guitar skills, but her confidence as well. She is also working with my husband. He is enjoying the lessons and is inspired by observing her rip out some rock tunes.+ Read More
She was very good at explaining everything to me. It was a very great experience and I recommend if you want to start learning. You really get your money's worth.