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Lessons & Ensembles

Chris offers drum, guitar, and piano private lessons for all ages and levels, as well as seasonal youth jazz ensemble programs. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA).

Teaching Locations:

Baltimore County, Maryland

Lesson Focus Areas

  • Drum Kit (all levels) – Taught from a jazz perspective, including swing, rock and latin styles
  • Snare Drum (all levels) – Rudimental and concert snare work
  • Rhythmic Studies (any instrument / all levels) – Improve rhythmic accuracy and timing
  • Piano or Guitar (beginner) – Focus on scales, chords, harmony, theory, and musical structure
  • Music Recording & Production – Core skills necessary to capture and enhance home recordings on your computer

Youth Jazz Ensembles

York, PA Jazz Ensembles are offered in partnership with Inspire Music.

Monkton, MD Jazz Ensembles are returning Summer 2023

Contact Chris for more information on these options.

“Playing at Inspire has been such a joy for me. Not only has it been a safe place to come back to every season and explore ideas in music, but it is also a place of camaraderie where I have been able to develop as a musician from “too scared to squeak on the horn” to “what if I scat on this part” (world of a jump), knowing that I have the full support of my peers and teachers, even when I’m playing in a new band. I have also greatly appreciated the support from Chris in helping to fill in knowledge gaps when I need to understand more music theory to progress in my playing or just get through the next tune. Always love the challenges and freedom to explore.”

-Jax Kouma, student