Christopher Mauldin

Christopher M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher of 9 years. I work with students of all age groups and have experience working with beginners, advanced students, and adults alike! I teach theory, how to read and sight-read, and ear training. I tailor make the lesson plans to suit what YOU or your child want out of piano. Send me a message to see if we are a good match!
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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+

Teaching since:
2009

Christopher is an avid chamber musician, soloist, accompanist and teacher. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Houston under the tutelage of Timothy Hester and graduated Summa Cum Laude. While there, he was recipient of numerous scholarships including the Woodlands Pavilion Partners scholarship, Cypress Creek FACE scholarship, and Ruth G. Burr endowment. He was also the resident pianist for all of the University of Houston bands. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Chris performed with the Baytown Symphony Orchestra along with multiple community and high school ensembles in and around the Houston area.

Christopher recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas, studying with Anton Nel. While there, he was awarded two state grants and the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Piano Scholarship. He also won the University of Texas at Austin Piano Concerto Competition, performing Liszt’s Totentanz with the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra. Chris is an avid educator and performer, performing in multiple schools around the greater Houston and Austin area, and teaching students at both the Paula Wong Piano Academy and The University of Texas at Austin with a Teaching Assistantship.

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Experience

Private Instructor
May 2014 - Jul 2018
Paula Wong Piano Academy

Private instructor at the Paula Wong Piano Academy. Students from early elementary to high school.

Teaching Assistant
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
University of Texas at Austin

Private instruction for college non-major undergraduates.

Piano Accompanist
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013
University of Houston

Staff pianist for various soloists and the Wind Ensemble.

Education

DMA, Piano Performance
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
University of Texas at Austin
MM, Piano Performance
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015
University of Texas at Austin
BM, Piano Performance
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013
University of Houston

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching Assistant
Jun 2018
University of Texas at Austin

Granted the Teaching Assistant Certificate upon graduation at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music.

Awards

University of Texas at Austin Concerto Competition
Mar 2015
University of Texas at Austin

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Stan Dec 9, 2018
Piano · In home

Chris is a great teacher! As an adult beginner, it is sometimes difficult to find a teacher who will treat you as an adult yet give you great instruction when you are just a beginning piano student. Chris does this with ease. I am now an intermediate level student and he takes the same time and care with his teaching as he did when I was a beginner. I am looking forward to advancing even more during my time as a student with Chris Mauldin. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher.

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Caroline Dec 7, 2018
Piano · In studio

As a beginner piano student, Chris made me feel very welcome in that class, was very patient with me, and gave me many resources to improve my playing technique and artistry. I walked out of each lesson feeling like I had learned something and I had a concrete way to work on it. Overall, I had a great experience with the class, and Chris made it engaging and, honestly, really fun.

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Paula Dec 6, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Chris is so talented as a teacher AND a performer! He has rare gifts at both. He makes students feel comfortable so that they are ready and eager to learn. He uses humor and great energy to inspire.

Bobbi Dec 5, 2018
Piano · In studio

Chris Mauldin has been working with my children for several years and is a fantastic teacher. He is very patient with them even when they haven't practiced much during the week. It's great that he knows so much about music in general, which makes learning to play the piano so much more fun for my kids. We were so sorry to see him move to Los Angeles. They really liked taking piano lessons from Chris!

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Joseph Dec 5, 2018
Piano · In studio

I have had the pleasure of working in Austin, TX with Dr. Mauldin for several years and can speak with the utmost confidence he is one of the best piano teacher in the Los Angeles area. I would not want to have worked with anyone else. Austin’s loss is Los Angeles’ gain.
He is kind, patient and knowledgeable in the art of playing the piano. He is the type of teacher that you will have a relationship with the rest of your life.

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Eric Dec 5, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Chris is really patient and easy to work with and he's really passionate about music. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and felt like I grew a lot as a musician in the time I studied with him.

Claire Sep 4, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Chris is a perceptive, patient, and attentive instructor. Always had good insight and great advice to offer and made lessons informative and enjoyable.

Matthew Aug 31, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

Chris was my piano teacher for two years while he was teaching at The University of Texas at Austin, and he really taught me so much about piano. He is a very dedicated and inspiring teacher who really cares for his students and is willing to go above and beyond to help you achieve your goals. He has amazing technical skills and musical ideas that he is able to really explain in very simple terms, which allow students to learn it efficiently.
On top of that, he is extremely nice, interesting, and genuine, which makes him a remarkable person to learn from!

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