Christopher Ford

Christopher F.

Arvada, CO
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Lesson Details

Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Songwriting lessons vary widely based on the student's knowledge, but I have taken 16 year olds who have never played a note on piano to writing and playing their own song with lyrics in 3 months. I also teach an annual summer course on songwriting for some of the country's best young writers at a camp at the University of Iowa (a Unesco City of Literature). You can look up my music online/Spotify (Christopher the Conquered) for an example of my songwriting style.

I have a portable recording rig that I can use to record students who are ready to share what they've learned, whether it be with friends/family (a great gift) or with the world by uploading the songs online.
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About

Christopher passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Christopher delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2014

I am a pianist and singer-songwriter. I recently moved to Denver, Colorado from Des Moines, Iowa. I make a living full-time as a musician, and give piano, vocal, and songwriting lessons in my free time.

I have worked in an official capacity for the non-profit ArtForce Iowa, teaching piano, voice, and songwriting to court-appointed youth. I have also taught piano to adults, and lead an annual songwriting course at the University of Iowa's Young Writer's Workshop.

My main musical project is called Christopher the Conquered. You can look it up online to hear samples of my work and to watch videos of my live performances. My music has appeared in films and commercials as well.

For in-person lessons, I have a portable recording rig that I can use to record students who are ready to share what they've learned, whether it be with friends/family (a great gift) or with the world by uploading the songs online.

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Experience

Musician & Singer-Songwriter
Jan 2006 - Present
Christopher the Conquered

Performed over 1000 shows. Over half a million plays of my songs online.

Words on Christopher the Conquered:

“The real deal" Ryan Adams

"Impressive" Consequence of Sound

"Raw, emotional" Alternative Press

"Compelling, interesting, funny" ABC News

“Listen now” Paste

“Every song is catchy” Vice

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Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering
Aug 2003 - Dec 2007
Iowa State University

Photos & Videos

"You've Got A Friend" (Carole King Cover) - Performed Live in Naples, Italy.
Christopher the Conquered Music Video for "What's the Name of the Town?"
Christopher the Conquered Music Video for "On My Final Day"

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Oliver Feb 14, 2018
Piano · In home

Christopher was amazing and very patient with my six year old. I highly recommend him!

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