Christopher Boyd

Christopher B.

Bellingham, MA
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About

Christopher delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2013

Hello! My name is Chris B. and I'm excited for the opportunity to work with you! I have extensive teaching and performance experience throughout New England, and I'm excited to use my skills and experience to help you learn and achieve.

I've recently graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rhode Island College, and am continuing pursuit of a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. I've studied Classical Percussion with Michael DeQuattro at Rhode Island College, as well as drum set with Michael Odabashian, drummer for Zander Bleck and Kicking Harold. I've performed solo and with many groups in New England and abroad, including, but not limited to: the New England Intercollegiate Band, the Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra, the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, and American Music Abroad's 2013 Liberty Tour of Europe.

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Experience

Lessons Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present
Guitar Center

At Guitar Center, I've had the opportunity to work with a large variety of students, ranging from beginners to professionals and young children to adults. Working with the other instructors has given me even greater insights into how students learn, and has provided me with a wider variety of teaching methods to help my students improve and succeed.

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Marching Band Percussion Coach
Sep 2016 - Present
North Attleboro Public Schools

-Directed percussion during rehearsals and before performances
-Prepared students to perform a competitive field show
-Coached, motivated, and monitored progress and behavior of students
-Collaborated with other music teachers to produce best results from students

Led percussion students to a Four Star performance at MICCA State Marching Band Finals (Oct. 2016)

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Percussion Coach, Private Lesson Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Bellingham Public Schools

-Directed drumline and percussion ensembles during rehearsals
-Provided individualized instruction to several students, ranging from 6th grade to 12th grade with a wide range of abilities, preparing some students for various music auditions
-Coached, motivated, and monitored progress and behavior of students
-Collaborated with other music teachers to produce best results from students

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Musician, Percussion Tech
Jan 2014 - Present
Bryant University Pep Band

-Performed in pep band at Bryant University sporting events
-Conducted pep band when director was absent
-Maintained percussion equipment
-Assisted director with percussion during rehearsals

Education

B.A. in Music
Aug 2013 - Present
Rhode Island College
High School Diploma
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013
Bellingham High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Awards

New England Intercollegiate Band 2017 Solo Competition Winner
Jan 2017
New England College Band Association (NECBA)

Affiliations

National Organization of Women
Aug 2016

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