Christopher Cohen

Christopher C.

Camarillo, CA

About Christopher C.

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Christopher teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: March 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

www.pianomancan.com

My name is Christopher, or Chris for short. I am a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, and private tutor. I have taught private lessons in classical and contemporary piano performance, vocal performance, guitar performance, music theory, and musicianship to local students for the past 10 years. I currently have 36 weekly students all over Ventura County. I attended CSUN'€™s school of music where I received my Bachelor'€™s of Music in Music Composition. My other experience includes teaching at 2 different music studios (Perry Music Studios and Brookyln's Conservatory of Music), teaching Confirmation classes to teenagers at St. Jude'€™s Catholic Church, and teaching English to Japanese high school students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: My availability is very limited right now due to the amount of students I have, however please don't hesitate to message me requesting specific times that are currently unavailable -- I can often shuffle things around to accommodate different scheduling needs.

*** Lesson Details ***
My philosophy when it comes to doing anything with music is that it should be fun! Whether you're practicing a piece, playing with a band, writing something new, or even learning music theory, music is primarily about enjoying yourself and the others around you.

The best way to ensure that you enjoy yourself is to learn what you want to learn and play what you want to play. In addition to a standard curriculum, I want you to tell me what kind of music you're interested in and what kind of pieces you want to play! Do you love classic rock? Do you love pop? Blues? Jazz? Folk tunes? Opera? Or maybe you're a fan of the classical masters? Whatever the case may be, my number one goal is to make sure you're having fun while you develop your new talents.

I'm comfortable teaching students as young as 7 years of age, although I can teach even younger if they are especially well-behaved.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Blues, Jazz, Improv, Composition, Theory

Photos and Videos

Testing out my new Yamaha Nu1 Hybrid Piano!

Experience

Private Tutor

Apr 2005 - Present
Self-Employed

Teaching in-home lessons all over Ventura County! 1-on-1 piano, guitar, vocal, theory, ear-training, and composition lessons!

Private Tutor

Feb 2013 - Feb 2014
Brookyln's Conservatory of Music

Private (1-on-1) piano, guitar, vocal, theory, and composition tutor.

Private Tutor

Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
Perry Music Studios

Private (1-on-1) piano, guitar, vocal, theory, and composition tutor.

Education

Bachelor of Music - Composition

Jan 2009 - Jun 2013
California State University Northrdige

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Orchestral Award of Excellence

Jun 2007
Oaks Christian School
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4 Reviews on Christopher C.

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Sienna H. Aug 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Christopher Cohen is a first rate instructor. Our grandkids are learning how to play and loving every moment with Christopher. He has the skills to motivate and teach. He puts music in their hearts!! He is five stars.
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Audrey H. Jul 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Absolutely excellent. Christopher KNOWS how to teach children.
Totally motivating!
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Anna E. Sep 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Chris is a wonderful teacher for my Isabella. He's quite energetic with a great personality. Isabella has grown so much as his student She loves that Chris lets her choose her pieces.
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Jordan L. Mar 21, 2013
Piano
My Favorite Piano Teacher!

Chris is an unbelievable piano teacher! He always makes sure we are working on something that I enjoy which keeps me motivated. He is very patient (which is great since I'm kind of a slow learner!) and is always willing to go over things as many times as I need.

Chris also has such a great passion for his music so a lot of the times my absolute favorite part of our lesson is when we are finished and I ask him to play me some of his own newly composed songs!