Private Lessons
  • All styles / All ages / All skill levels
  • Specializing in improvisation, chord construction, theory
  • Comfortable, encouraging environment
  • Reasonable rates: $35/half-hour and $55/hour

Whether you are new to the guitar or a seasoned player, I can help you take your playing to new heights. Together, we will decide our focus of study, and create a practice routine packed with exercises, tunes, and a few distractions to make things fun.

In addition to his frequent appearances at clubs, concerts, and private functions, Chris is a respected teacher in the Northwest. He currently teaches privately at his home studio in North Seattle. His past affiliations include Music Center of the Northwest, Seattle Drum School and various public schools. He has also developed teaching material for EMP and Riff Interactive, a leader in online music instruction.

Chris is a supportive and attentive teacher. He focuses primarily on teaching jazz guitar and improvisation. Other areas of focus include music theory, arranging, and rock/blues guitar styles. All ages and levels of proficiency are welcome. Fees are affordable and lessons can be scheduled in hour or half-hour increments.

Chris is currently teaching privately in his home in Seattle and he works with students outside of the Seattle area via the web. All correspondence is done via chat, web phone and supplemental video, audio, and MIDI material.

Chris also leads workshops and clinics on improvisation, small group ensemble playing and other topics specific to the guitar.  He's experienced in working with both K-12 and undergraduate students and can tailor his approach accordingly.