Greetings. My name is Christopher. You may also know me as Kakophonix. I have been studying the cello since I was nine. I graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) in 2010. I completed my bachelor's degree in cello performance and music composition in 2015 at Baldwin-Wallace University, and am currently pursuing a master's degree in music composition at Cal State Long Beach. My musical foundation is extremely broad, spanning classical standards to heavy metal and everything in between.
I believe in giving each of my cello students a unique voice, and that music universal is the language of freedom. As such, I hope to provide a strong foundation in fundamental technique and standard repertoire while also encouraging students to explore music that catches their own interest. In other words, I see it as my job to teach students how to make the music they want to make, and aim to give them the tools to turn their cello into a perfect channel for individual expression.
· Cello · In studio I took cello lessons from Chris for almost two years, and in that time I progressed more than I thought I ever could. This was mainly due to Chris's remarkable ability of explaining musical concepts that were foreign to me at the time. He is a very patient teacher, and he always strives to make sure that you not only understand what he is teaching you, but also explaining the importance of why he was teaching you what you needed to learn. If you are looking to take lessons and truly understand the cello, Chris is the teacher you should go to.