Christopher Joseph

Christopher J.

Old Bridge, NJ
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Playing music is one thing but under standing it is another. Theory shows you where everything falls into place in pieces of music or in your favorite pop song. With theory you can realize the logic behind chord progressions, forms, keys and much more.
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About

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

Teaching since:
March 2012

Christopher Joseph has been playing guitar for 11 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 now at New Jersey City University he studies Classical guitar with Francisco Roldan of the ZigZag Quartet and with Joao Luiz from the World acclaimed Brasil Guitar Duo for ensemble. At the university he is currently a senior.

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

Composition and Arranging
Sep 2014 - Present
NJCU
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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Photos & Videos

Gig at Mexicali in Teaneck!

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Some pit work for the musical "Children Of Eden"

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Performing for the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes Conservatory.

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Head shot for my Latin band

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Playing at the front of my school

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Playing for Bayonne High School with some of my best friends!

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This is my quartet playing Paulo Bellinati's A furiosa!
Me with my old band!

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Performance at Mannes Conservatory, The New School for Music.
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11 Reviews

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Gaspard Aug 25, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Great first lesson with Chris !

Ashley Aug 5, 2017
Guitar · In studio

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!

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Arsh Jul 8, 2017
Classical Guitar · In home

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.

Kishan Mistry Oct 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio

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.

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TOM HANSEN Oct 12, 2015
Guitar · In home

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..

Bhargavi Paturi Oct 8, 2015
Violin · In studio

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.

Arnav S. Sep 27, 2015
Violin · In home

Today I had my first lesson with Christopher...great it was...really happy

Arnav S. Sep 27, 2015
Violin · In home

Today I had my first lesson with Christopher...great it was...really happy

Jaime G. Sep 9, 2015
Violin · In home

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.

Varun P. Jul 25, 2015
Guitar · In studio

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.

Stefano A. May 4, 2015
Guitar · In studio

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.

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