Christopher Schwartz
Brooklyn, NY
Christopher Schwartz

Christopher S.

Brooklyn, NY
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I am a part-time musician, currently playing in two bands as a rhythm/lead guitarist and lead singer. Being able to create and express yourself through the musical art form is, in my opinion one of the most therapeutic, empowering, and beautiful experiences in life. My passion for teaching stems from my own experience when starting to play the guitar. Unlike most musicians, I started relatively later in life in my mid 20's. I was eager to learn but struggled to find lessons and teachers that could make music theory and its application to the instrument make sense. After countless hours spent on YouTube, online memberships, and group lessons, I finally found an instructor who has been my mentor for the past 4 years, who was able to make music theory interesting and easily applicable. As a result I was able to build off this invaluable gift of knowledge, find my own style and sound, as well as a unique approach to sharing this wisdom with others.

I take a streamlined approach in teaching the most important parts of music theory to the student, providing them with everything they need to know to make sense of the guitar. A vast majority of beginner and intermediate players will encounter periods of frustration and discouragement, and in turn will never experience the true joys that playing an instrument provides (trust me I've been in that position plenty of times). This is because the student lacks the foundational music theory knowledge to overcome hurdles that are quite easy

About Christopher S.

I am a part-time musician, playing in two bands (One is an Indie/Soul band and the other is a RnB/Soul band). I have been playing guitar and singing for the past 5 years. Being in a band has taught me a wealth of knowledge and has expanded my creative process beyond my expectations. Playing with others is extremely helpful in the teaching process because it helps you understand other peoples learning methods and thinking process. It also builds and strengthens general music theory knowledge beyond the instrument that you play and makes you a better all around musician (timing, dynamics, performance), which in turn has made me a better teacher.

I also have a guitar and music mentor, who I have adopted a lot of my teaching practices and methods from, and continue to invest in educating myself in order to educate my students in the best way possible.

I began teaching friends and colleagues in my personal and professional network a few years ago. You would be amazed at how many people at one point in their life have tried to learn an instrument and gave up because of an overload of info, or became discouraged due to bad teaching experiences.

My friends saw my progression in music and guitar and how rapid it was, and became interested in learning from me. At the time I was still learning myself, but the foundational knowledge was fresh in my head which helped me teach it from a beginners standpoint to other beginners. I then realized I had a knack for teaching, mainly because I truly enjoy helping others express themselves in a creative and musical way.

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