Christopher Chesna

Christopher C.

North Billerica, MA

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About

Christopher delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6 to 60

Teaching since:
May 1990

My experience as a musician spans over 25 years in study, performance, education, and recording. As a University of Lowell alum circa 1992, and performance graduate of Berklee College of Music, the advanced curricula catapulted my skills in order to expand my own abilities as a professional performer and educator, and share my knowledge and musical wisdom with many satisfied and concurrent students. Past and present professional performances and sessions include work with:

Blue Man Group / Iggy Pop band / Chuck Berry keyboardist Vic Lane / Count Basie Orchestra / Mass. Lions All-State Concert Band / B Street Blues (r)

Testimonial: "Chris, you really care about your students and it shows".
- Prof. D. Morris, Berklee College of Music

*Active Member of the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association
*Active Member of the National Music Teachers Association

My passion is to see my students advance in their studies, and have fun learning as much as I have to share. The reward for me is a student's success, and that success is defined by you.


*** Lesson Details ***
As a parent, uncle, and sibling of 5, I learned a long time ago what it means to be patient!

I know that every student grows on their own, and I always consider this in customizing each student's curriculum. This helps the student learn at a comfortable pace, while enjoying their lesson plan.

After 3 to 6 months, most students are well ahead of their age group in theory, harmony, and performance. If you have a song you want to learn, I'll not only teach you the song, but the how's, why's, and when's of it.

We'll get down to the business of learning, but my students are sure to have a good time learning. That's what matters to me as an instructor, and mentor. Remember, music is everywhere, and it is a gift that everyone can enjoy, and the most important part of my life is sharing the passion for music with my students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bass and guitar amplifiers, electronic keyboard, 4,5, and 6 string basses, electric guitars, alto sax, digital recording tools and access to the internet for resources as needed.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide books (for sale), stand, amps if necessary, music stand, tuner for use during lessons. I can provide instruments for sale or rent as well.
I expect students to have an instrument in decent condition, and a plan or direction on what they wish to accomplish.

*** Specialties ***
Electric Bass: Beginner to Advanced
I am partial to jazz, blues, rock, funk, folk and classical for bass.

Serving northeast, central MA and Southern NH
I use a customized method, per se, as I incorporate several styles to suit a student's individual goals. No two students are the same!

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Experience

Co-owner, composer, bass player
Jan 2000 - Present
Analogue Music

As the second half of Analogue Music and all its forms, I have performed and recorded with Blue Man Group in Boston, Iggy Pop's guitarist, and still compose and record music with fellow co-owner
Mike Loce.

Education

Certificate of Performance
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
Berklee College of Music

Languages

Portuguese
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Accredited Active Member
Jun 2006
National Music Teachers Association

June 2006 to present-recognition as an accredited NMTA teacher.

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2006

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Photos & Videos

Bass solo I performed with a new Gibson bass I was trying out. Enjoy!
This video is one I did on a Squier bass I bought. I was pleasantly surprised in this bass' quality and sound...what do you think?
Here's an instrumental bass tune I wrote and recorded with a Fender Squier 70's Vintage Modified jazz bass, through an 8 track digital recorder. Total spend under $500 and the gear sounded great!
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