Hello! Hola! Benvenuto! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, polyglot, and experienced language and music teacher. I hold a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Guitar Performance and a Minor in Music Theory from the University of South Carolina. In 2016, I graduated with my M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. There I studied with the world-renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk who is a direct student of the legendary guitarist Andres Segovia. Since 2014, I have been giving online and in-person classes in music and languages here on TakeLessons. From my home studio, I teach ukulele, Spanish, Italian, and English to students across the world. Recently in 2021, I completed my second album titled, "Neo: Modernism & the Guitar," which can be heard on any of the listening platforms. I also teach both guitar and music theory at the local college. After I graduated with my undergraduate degree, I realized that in order to better my skills as a musician and become the guitar teacher I wanted to be I had to travel abroad. I moved to Seville, Spain where for three years I studied the art of classical and flamenco guitar. I studied with an internationally known Spanish guitarist named Francisco Bernier at the Conservatory in Seville. During this time I was also teaching English as a second language to high school and middle school students. From traveling and spending so much time in Europe, I also developed and studied my love of languages and I became fluent in Spanish and Italian. If you are interested in having lessons with me, please contact me and we can begin learning the art of making beautiful music or learning the beautiful languages of the Mediterranean! "Hasta pronto!" "A presto!" and speak to you soon!
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2004
D.M.A. Guitar Performance
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks Spanish, Italian
Has background check
Christopher is very kind, patient and encouraging. Always pushing me out of my comfort zone which was a great way to help me progress and feel more confident in my ukulele learning journey. Highly recommend.
Christopher is very knowledgeable and passionate about the language he teaches. He is patient, flexible and kind with his feedback. I have truly enjoyed my time learning Spanish and can not wait to continue with lessons. I would highly recommend Christopher!
Christopher is an extremely friendly teacher who works hard to find you a goal to work towards for your instrument. He helps you if you mainly want to self study, or he helps choose songs and methods to learn if you want to study with him mostly. I’d definitely recommend him for beginners!