- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- April 1999
Chris has spent the last 30 years studying and playing music, and has served as a music teacher for more than a decade. He has taught music in Denver Public Schools, Littleton Public Schools, Music and Arts Centers, Performing Arts Centers, and has given clinics in the United States, Central America, and Europe. He has also appeared on or produced over 50 recordings and performed in such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and the famous Jazz Cafe in Costa Rica. He holds a bachelors degree in music as well as certifications in Nero Linguistic Programming and Diaphramatic Costal Breathing. Chris teaches and performs on many instruments including guitar, ukelele, clarinet, saxophone, voice, and is well know for his flute playing. His motto is simple; “Improve life through music.” Lessons with Chris focus on the enjoyment of making music and the musical tools to play and create music for a lifetime. Chris' mission is to empower students to create any music they enjoy, and instill the love of music for a lifetime.
*** Lesson Details ***
Chris is a laid back instructor with simple honesty in regards to what it takes to reach various musical goals. He is dedicated to helping students reach their musical ambitions with a huge tool chest of techniques and resources. Tools like reading music, ear training, theory, improvisation, song writing, are just a few essential concepts Chris focuses on. The key word is "playing" music. We "play" music in our lessons, so come ready to rock!
*** Studio Equipment ***
I've been playing and collecting instruments for the last 30 years. My equipment list is very long. Let's just say my house is overflowing with instruments.
*dog and cat at home.
*** Specialties ***
I am a MUSIC teacher. I teach the language of music. I happen to teach a variety of instruments but the primary concepts I teach are not instrument specific, but music specific. Of course I know the specifics of the instruments I teach and have invested thousands of hours into learning each one of them. I am also a music student and always will be. I have studied with private teachers for 30 years and still take lessons and enjoy the life long endeavor of creating music.
Some specifics of what I teach are as follows:
I teach voice using the diaphramatic costal breathing technique, which I have a certification issued by the worlk renowned vocal coach Dr. Scott Martin.
I specialze in teaching tools for students to teach themselves, such as reading music, theory, improvisation, and composition. Jazz, Rock, Pop, Funk, Counrty, are my most requested styles for all instruments. I do teach classical music for woodwinds only.
I teach most styles of guitar with the exception of flaminco and classical.
I teach most styles of singing except classical and opera.
I teach all styles of flute, saxophone, and clarinet.
I teach beginner ukelele.
I'm a huge fan of giving students the tools to teach themselves! I want my students to be empowered, not dependent on me. Although many dedicated students have stuck with me for more than a decade, they recieved tools to teach themselves after the first lesson.