Guitar and Bass teacher
Teaching Style: All styles
Experience: Graduate teaching diploma, BMus majoring in composition and orchestra
Chris has been playing music for the past 20 years, focusing on mainly guitar and piano. In 2006 he graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Auckland, majoring in composition and orchestration. He also holds a graduate diploma in teaching from Massey University.
In the past, Chris has had performance experience with several bands at restaurant functions and weddings. Chris also spent 2 years overseas in Hong Kong involved in performance, in order to gain experience in the music industry. Thereafter, he returned to New Zealand to further his studies and finish his Improvisation/Jazz diploma. Chris is very passionate about music as he believes that having a creative outlet keeps you young and inspired every day.
“I would suggest that a student should start with classical guitar because it is much easier for the student to learn the initial finger exercises. Furthermore, the majority of sight-reading books/materials for beginners are more likely to use a classical score. I believe that a student must learn how to read music and gain fundamental musicianship skills.”
As the Music Education Centre has different teachers over a range of locations, please contact our office on 0800 89 39 39 to find out where Chris is currently teaching, or which of our other great teachers may be available at your preferred location.