Cristopher Hernandez

Cristopher H.

Redwood City, CA

About Cristopher H.

Background check: Last verified 02/06/2017
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Cristopher teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: September 2011
Last sign in: 5 days ago


As a musician that has played for about a decade, I have studied and worked to become a teacher. I've played in numerous bands, have worked in studios, and have been teaching for about four years now and am always finding new ways to understand and help accomplish my students' goals. I've studied music theory and composition from Mike Keller (Letters From the fire) and David Meckler (Canada College music department). I'm currently working on an independent album that has begun recording.

*** Lesson Details ***
I find it's easiest to asses the level at which a student is at and work from there, moving towards the goal set by the student using music the student already enjoys, not kiddy books with songs they'll never actually play. My styles focus on technique and work back to theory. I play anything and everything from country to Santana, to Metallica, and to everything in between. I teach from covers to original works.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The equipment I have for the studio are a couple of my electric guitars: Midnight Blue Schecter Omen 6, Ibanez S470DXQM, KSE ASG, Ibanez F0509338, Fender Stratocaster. My BOSS ME-33 special effects pedal, my Raven RG20 amplifier, and my Fender Frontman 15G amplifier. I also have multiple iMacs for Garageband and a recording studio. (services of which cost additional value for use)

*** Travel Equipment ***
The equipment I have for travel are a couple of my electric guitars: KSE ASG, Ibanez F05, and a Fender Stratocaster. My BOSS ME-33 special effects pedal, my Raven RG20 amplifier, and my Fender Frontman 15G amplifier.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in technique so I can help even the newest of players find their style and learn how to work on memorizing the fretboard without even having to look at it or your finger placement. I can also help more advanced players smooth out their way of playing.

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Independent Contractor
Jan 2014 - Present

I teach people how to play the guitar either in their homes or in my respective associated studios.

Guitar Instructor
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Sienna Youth Center of the St. Francis Center

I taught guitar lessons to small classes of about 6-8 students at this private after-school program.


Music Theory and Application
Aug 2014 - Present
Canada College
Music Theory
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Canada College

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

7 Reviews on Cristopher H.

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Emma Mar 25, 2016
· Guitar · In home
My 7 year old daughter loved it, she can't wait to keep learning. He is very patient and knows how to make it easy for her to understand.
Rocky P. Sep 22, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Chris is a pleasure to have as a guitar teacher. He is polite and respectful to our family and has inspired my son to become a better guitar player. Thank you Chris
Rocky P. Sep 22, 2015
· Guitar · In home
Chris is a great guitar instructor! He has been encouraging and helped my son become a confident on the guitar! Thank you Chris you are awesome
Kelton K. Aug 13, 2015
· Guitar · In home
A great teacher who listens to the kids and seems to know that letting them play songs that they want to play will make them want to practice! He is teaching theory, technique and fun at the same time. Kelton was bored with so much theory and playing 'baby' songs that he didn't know. Cristopher's did his first recital with the song that my son wants to learn, too! I've already recommended him to neighbors and friends.
Bernardo M. Jan 20, 2014
· Guitar ·
I loved Working with this Guy

I loved working with Chris. He is by far the best teacher i have ever had. I remember thinking that i would never ever be able to play a guitar in my live time despite really wanting to. Then here Chris comes along and after much practicing and support i started to slowly get better at it. Despite me struggling constantly he didnt give up on me and constantly pushed for me to keep trying until i finally mastered a certain technique or part of a song. Even to this day i still ask him for advice and help from time to time. This guy is a great teacher.
Evelyn M. Jan 14, 2014
· Guitar ·
This Product is Great

Cristopher is an awesome teacher. He is always teaching us is a cool way. Also, when one of his students is down he always gives us good advice. He is an incredible guitar teacher. If I could choose another guitar teacher I would still choose Cristopher-H.
david M. Jan 13, 2014
· Guitar ·
he is the best teacher ever he understands music a lot and he can teach you very good/fun songs.

he is the best guitar teacher and he is young and very talented
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