An enthusiastic music teacher and performer with over 10 years of experience, Chris teaches students of all ages to love music and excel on their instruments. He has played in a number of rock, jazz, and flamenco groups, recorded on many records, and performed in numerous venues including Yoshi’s Oakland, Bottom of the Hill, 924 Gilman, and Checkpoint Charlie’s in New Orleans. He is the bandleader, singer/songwriter, and guitarist for original rock group Loudtalkers as well as the producer for his own solo work.
In 2011, he graduated summa cum laude from Cal State University East Bay with a BA in Jazz Performance. Of his experiences Chris says, “They have served as great tools for teaching my students. Since my teaching began with friends and developed from there, I work with the goal of creating a friendship with each student in a relaxed learning environment.”