Cristopher Hernandez

Cristopher H.

Redwood City, CA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I can teach students from anywhere between a beginning level or an advanced level attempting to advance technique.

About Cristopher H.

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: matte black LTD Deluxe EC-1000, gray/black Schecter Omen 6, KSE ASG, Ibanez F05, and a Fender Stratocaster. My BOSS ME-33 special effects pedal, my Raven RG20 amplifier, my Fender Frontman 15G amplifier, and my Fender Mustang 200.

*** 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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17 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I have been taking lessons with Cris for a few weeks now and they are going great! He is super professional and attentive to individual needs. He has really helped me figure out my own goals as a musician, and how to get there.

Posted Jul 7, 2021
Ben C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Cris is great so far... one lesson in and my son is looking forward to the next.

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Elena M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Only our first lesson, but my sometimes shy, sometimes easily frustrated 8 yo daughter responded very well to Chris and gave the lesson literally 2 thumbs up. Looking forward to see her learn how to play!

Posted Sep 8, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very knowledgeable and helpful. A good skilled teacher and tailored the lesson plan to our needs. Overall an enjoyable experience for our 16 year old son.

Posted Mar 20, 2019
Swathi R.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Cristopher is a great teacher!! My daughter is a beginner and loves his teaching and finds the class very exciting.

Posted Mar 18, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Cristopher was very informative and a patient instructor.

Posted Sep 13, 2018
Maiya D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Maiya had her first lesson today. Things apparently went well, based on Maiya's comments. I asked her how many stars out of five I should give Chris, the teacher. She taught about it of five seconds, and told me to give 5/5.

Posted Jun 11, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Cristopher was great!
First lesson with my son was a big success.
Looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted May 16, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I had an awesome beginner class with Cris! It’s super fun and clear!

Posted Nov 30, 2017
Joseph B.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Had first lesson for my two boys aged 7.5 and 9 years last night - both were very happy and are looking forward to lesson number two. Cris is very polite, prompt, and I heard him chatting very nicely with the boys, and building up a good rapport, which was great.

Posted Oct 25, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Mar 25, 2016
Rocky P.
Profile-location-home Student's 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

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Rocky P.
Profile-location-home Student's 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

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Kelton K.
Profile-location-home Student's 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.

Posted Aug 13, 2015
Bernardo M.

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.

Posted Jan 20, 2014
Evelyn M.

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.

Posted Jan 14, 2014
david M.

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

Posted Jan 13, 2014

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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



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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