Christopher Bell

Christopher B.

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

Teaching since:
2001

Flexible teacher and multi-instrumentalist combining technical knowledge of classical, jazz, and pop/rock theory, sense of humor, and passion for helping students not just master their craft, but also find their unique voice and enjoyment with their instrument.

I have over 3 years of experience teaching lessons, including teaching seminars on songwriting and music business at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and Jamestown Community College.

Between 2006 and 2015, I played over 1,000 shows, both solo and as an auxiliary musician for other touring acts. I performed on over 30 albums and have composed for radio, television, and internet video series. I've been featured in The New York Times, on the CBS Evening News, and on NPR.

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Experience

Audio Engineer
Jun 2005 - Present
Silent Home Records

Freelance audio work including mixing, mastering, tracking, editing.

Musician
Jan 2005 - Present
Christopher Bell

Between 2005 and 2015, I played over 1,000 shows, both solo and as an auxiliary musician for other touring acts. I performed on over 30 albums and have composed for radio, television, and internet video series. I've been featured in The New York Times, on the CBS Evening News, and on NPR.

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Education

Cello, Jazz, composition
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
SUNY Fredonia
Entertainment Business
Nov 2005 - Aug 2006
Full Sail University
Recording Arts
Sep 2004 - Sep 2005
Full Sail University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

BMI
Jan 2007

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

playing at Cyber West Cafe back in 2014

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14 Reviews

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Katrina Feb 21, 2018
Cello · Online

Chris was warm and friendly. I was very at ease with him. He had a great sense of humor which put me at ease and made learning easier.

Brendan S. Feb 13, 2018
Cello · Online

Really enjoying the online lessons with Chris. I am learning so much!

Beth Martin Feb 11, 2018
Cello · Online

super cool and funny. he has a really good understanding of music theory.

Ambre Feb 10, 2018
Cello · Online

Christy Feb 6, 2018
Cello · Online

Jessica W. Jan 31, 2018
Cello · Online

David S. Jan 30, 2018
Cello · Online

Kristopher R. Jan 27, 2018
Cello · Online

Chris is easy to talk to and does a great job explaining techniques and practical approaches to playing. Looking forward to many more lessons.

James T. Jan 24, 2018
Cello · Online

Super helpful as always. Great technique advice.

Trish Jan 1, 2018
Cello · Online

Christopher is patient, good listener, and enthusiastic, all the important element of a good teacher.

James T. Dec 27, 2017
Cello · Online

He was very patient with me! Thank you!!

Nate B. Dec 21, 2017
Cello · Online

Christopher is very knowledgeable and has a great personality which makes learning a lot easier.

Niyati T. Dec 5, 2017
Cello · Online

Chris has been an amazing cello instructor! He does a great job explaining how your body should feel when you're bowing (great for a first time string student) and hand positions. He really helps you integrate cello practice into whatever time you have for it and you can tell he really has a passion for the instrument and knows it well. On top of it all, he's just a really nice, fun person and the lessons fly by!

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Joel Oct 16, 2017
Percussion · In home

chris is the man! super nice dude, great sense of humor, and crazy knowledgable about music! i took drum lessons from him a few years ago, and he took the time to get to know me and where i was coming from musically and tailored our lessons to uniquely suit me. still use the warmup exercises he taught me every time i sit down at the kit! highly recommend

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