- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I'm a musician proficient in multiple styles. My main focuses are Jazz, Rock and R&B. I teach Piano, Guitar (including bass), Singing and musical theory from beginning through advanced.
I have worked with Norah Jones, Katharine McPhee, Miranda Lambert, Walking Shapes, The Wailers, Alabama as well as Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. I also performed on Miranda Lambert’s national television commercial for Cotton’s Fabric Of Our Lives Campaign
In addition to live and studio work I have scored and performed music for television and film. My credits include MSNBC’s “Locked Up” series;
as well as Amnesty International’s documentary Women of Liberia.
I have always been a "student" of the instrument and of music in general, and enjoy passing on what I have learned throughout this journey. I was very lucky to study with one of the most renowned drummers and educators John Riley. Through his teachings and years of touring and playing drums professionally I have developed a style of teaching all my own that focuses on the the foundation and essentials of being, not only a great drummer, but a great musician.
I have a little background with making beats on my computer, but felt that sometimes I’m limited, So I figured it would help if I took a drum lesson. It was awesome! I have a little electronic kit that we hooked up to my computer! I’m so happy I booked Chris! Chris is an awesome teacher and knowledgeable about everything having to do with music and theory! He even hooked me up with some theory and keyboard techniques that just opened me right up! On top of that, he’s played with a couple bands that I love! I’m excited for our next lesson on an actual drum kit!+ Read More