Christopher Joseph

Christopher J.

Old Bridge, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guitar is my first and primary instrument. I love it so much because it is one of the most diverse instruments in the world. With that being said I try to be not only a diverse player but musician in general. This past year I performed in GFA's (Guitar Foundation of America) competition with my guitar quartet and as a soloist.

About Christopher J.

Christopher J. has been playing guitar for 14 years and has studied and performed genres such as classical, jazz, cumbia, Latin, Spanish, Brazilian, rock and pop. He has performed with many different artists/bands and has composed for a variety of styles. While in high school Christopher studied Classical guitar and violin under the tutelage of Bernard Mathews and at New Jersey City University he studied Classical guitar with Francisco Roldan of the ZigZag Quartet and with Joao Luiz from the World acclaimed Brasil Guitar Duo.

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Joseph
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Chris is the most understanding, invested, and patient guitar teacher I have ever had. I have been playing for 11 years, and about 6 years into that I began learning classical guitar from Chris. He was able to teach me anything from beginner level until I was ready for advanced techniques. Very responsible and the best experience I’ve had with any guitar teacher.

Posted Jul 25, 2020
Ragav
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Chris is a CHEAT - he took our money and just vanished - made up many excuses via canceling classes and ultimately stopped responding to texts. He broke both my kid's confidence and till now they are very sad!

Posted Nov 3, 2019
Gaspard
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Great first lesson with Chris !

Posted Aug 25, 2017
Ashley
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Chris is a wonderful teacher! My daughter is a shy 7year old, but she said he made her feel proud and comfortable. Chris surely knows how to teach young minds with his patience and calmness. My daughter is already looking forward to have another lesson with him soon!

Posted Aug 5, 2017
Arsh
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Chris is a great instructor. He can adjust to the student's pace and helps the student learn all types of guitar techniques. I have progressed a lot through his lessons.

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Kishan Mistry
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Chris is an outstanding teacher. He is passionate about the material, patient, and overall a high characteristic person. His knowledge and competencies have helped me develop and I always feel I'm walking away from a lesson better and smarter at playing the guitar. I'm extremely happy about my choice and highly recommend him.

Posted Oct 28, 2015
TOM HANSEN
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Christopher is the total package.He is gifted,passionate about teaching and a very genuine human being.I look forward to learn more each week from him..

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Bhargavi Paturi
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I am a beginner, who started my violin lessons with Christopher. Its been over 5 classes, he is great to work with and very patient. He made me understand the music and made my learning process very comfortable. Overall he is great teacher to work with.

Posted Oct 8, 2015
Arnav S.
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Today I had my first lesson with Christopher...great it was...really happy

Posted Sep 27, 2015
Arnav S.
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Today I had my first lesson with Christopher...great it was...really happy

Posted Sep 27, 2015
Jaime G.
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Chris is a very professional violin instructor. He is wonderful with my daughter and easy to get along with. We couldn't be happier with his lessons.

Posted Sep 9, 2015
Varun P.
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Chris is great. Easy going and very eager to pass on his knowledge about the guitar and also very passionate about the instrument. I definitely recommend learning from him. He'd help you develop a good base which will really be helpful as you advance.

Posted Jul 25, 2015
Stefano A.
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I have known Christopher for the past 2 years. He is hands down the most solid guitar player I have ever worked with. Music is an integral part of his life day and night. His skills as a performer and composer are of the highest quality and he only keeps on polishing his craft. I have complete trust in him as a teacher for all ages and I hope he continues to bring and teach music to the world for the rest of his life.

Posted May 4, 2015

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Experience

Host
Jan 2016 - Present

Classical Concerts at Grace

With Classical Concerts at Grace I host the shows and make the audience feel welcome as well as the artists.

Private instructor
Jul 2014 - Sep 2014

Manville Music and Dance Studios

Summer job teaching in a studio while on break from school.

String Coach/Instructor
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Rahway Elementary Summer Orchestra Camp

Amazing time helping out a bunch of novice string players. Can't wait to go back for next summer!

Education

Music-Education and Performance
Sep 2013 - Present

New Jersey City University

Languages

ASL

Limited Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Oustanding Soloist
May 2013

Bernard Mathews

Affiliations

Guitar Foundation of America
Sep 2014
Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
May 2014
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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