Christopher Cohen

Christopher C.

Thousand Oaks, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Piano is my main instrument and the one I enjoy teaching the most. I think it is approachable, versatile, and immensely rewarding. I recommend piano lessons to anyone with an interest in music, as it is an amazing tool and perfect foundation for studying music.

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.
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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:
March 2005

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 nearly 40 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.

*** 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

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Private Tutor
Apr 2005 - Present

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.


Bachelor of Music - Composition
Jan 2011 - Jun 2013
California State University Northrdige
Associate's Degree
Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
Ventura College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Orchestral Award of Excellence
Jun 2007
Oaks Christian School

Photos & Videos

Testing out my new Yamaha Nu1 Hybrid Piano!
Photo by Christopher C.

My friend and longtime piano student Riley and I playing on some VERY expensive Bösendorfer pianos at Keyboard Concepts.
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10 Reviews

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Divya S. Jul 31, 2018
Piano · In home

Chris is fantastic, first lesson with our 5 yo, showed a lot of patience!

Ryan Oct 17, 2017
Piano · In home

Great with kids as young as 5!

Teresa Apr 4, 2017
Piano · In home

I really like working with Chris a lot for several reasons. First he is a very kind & enthusiastic teacher who is always very cheerful and always brings his best to the lessons. As an adult student, I'm not very confident about myself. He has helped to bring that confidence back. He was able to help me tackle the speed problem for a piece of music that I was having trouble with for a long time. And with just a few words of advice, he was able to help me fix the problem right away. Chris is truly a fantastic teacher! I'm glad to be his student.

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Susan Jan 17, 2017
Piano · In home

Had a great lesson with Christopher
He plays beautifully and I am exited to learn what he can teach me
Chistopher took time to get to know me, my music interests and my goals for the piano

Barbara Jan 9, 2017
Piano · In home

I took piano lessons for a year when I was around 9 years old and because my instructor, who was my Dad, was a terrible teacher I hated it.

I am now over 70 years young and have been taking piano lessons from Christopher Cohen for two years. He has excellent teaching skills and is just a wonderful teacher and person. He is patient with me (a slower learner) and encourages me to choose special pieces I want to include in my lessons.

Because of Christopher excellent teaching skills I am now enjoying the piano and eagerly looking forward to each session. Even my dog appreciates the piano and she never misses any of our lessons.

Thanks Christopher!

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Hannah Oct 12, 2016
Piano · In home

Hannah loved her first lesson! She was really impressed with Christopher's teaching style.

Sienna H. Aug 3, 2016
Piano · In home

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.

Audrey H. Jul 12, 2016
Piano · In home

Absolutely excellent. Christopher KNOWS how to teach children.
Totally motivating!

Anna E. Sep 4, 2015
Piano · In home

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.

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!

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