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Christopher C.
Moorpark, California
Improve your arrangement and composition skill greatly. Take lessons from a professional artist!
My forte and the subject in which I have a degree. Composition is an incredible art form; easy to learn but difficult to master, logical and emotional, it is the thinking person's approach to music. I highly recommend pursuing it to anyone who would learn more about themselves and being a creative artist.
About Christopher C.

NOTICE!!! Currently accepting online students due to the COVID-19 crisis! If your finances have been affected by the current global pandemic, please reach out and we can work on finding a price that works for your budget. Everyone should have access to music lessons regardless of these kinds of events so don't be afraid to contact me and we will find a way to make it work for you or your children!!! My name is Christopher, or Chris for short. I am a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, and private tutor. I have taught private lessons in classical and contemporary piano performance, vocal performance, guitar performance, music theory, and musicianship to local students for the past 10 years. I currently have nearly 40 weekly students all over Ventura County. I attended CSUN's school of music where I received my Bachelor's of Music in Music Composition. My other experience includes teaching at 2 different music studios (Perry Music Studios and Brookyln's Conservatory of Music), teaching Confirmation classes to teenagers at St. Jude's Catholic Church, and teaching English to Japanese high school students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. *** Lesson Details *** My philosophy when it comes to doing anything with music is that it should be fun! Whether you're practicing a piece, playing with a band, writing something new, or even learning music theory, music is primarily about enjoying yourself and the others around you. The best way to ensure that you enjoy yourself is to learn what you want to learn and play what you want to play. In addition to a standard curriculum, I want you to tell me what kind of music you're interested in and what kind of pieces you want to play! Do you love classic rock? Do you love pop? Blues? Jazz? Folk tunes? Opera? Or maybe you're a fan of the classical masters? Whatever the case may be, my number one goal is to make sure you're having fun while you develop your new talents. I'm comfortable teaching students as young as 7 years of age, although I can teach even younger if they are especially well-behaved. *** Specialties *** Classical, Blues, Jazz, Improv, Composition, Theory

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

Bachelor of Music - Composition

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English

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Christopher C.
Moorpark, California
Improve your arrangement and composition skill greatly. Take lessons from a professional artist!
My forte and the subject in which I have a degree. Composition is an incredible art form; easy to learn but difficult to master, logical and emotional, it is the thinking person's approach to music. I highly recommend pursuing it to anyone who would learn more about themselves and being a creative artist.
About Christopher C.

NOTICE!!! Currently accepting online students due to the COVID-19 crisis! If your finances have been affected by the current global pandemic, please reach out and we can work on finding a price that works for your budget. Everyone should have access to music lessons regardless of these kinds of events so don't be afraid to contact me and we will find a way to make it work for you or your children!!! My name is Christopher, or Chris for short. I am a composer, arranger, pianist, vocalist, and private tutor. I have taught private lessons in classical and contemporary piano performance, vocal performance, guitar performance, music theory, and musicianship to local students for the past 10 years. I currently have nearly 40 weekly students all over Ventura County. I attended CSUN's school of music where I received my Bachelor's of Music in Music Composition. My other experience includes teaching at 2 different music studios (Perry Music Studios and Brookyln's Conservatory of Music), teaching Confirmation classes to teenagers at St. Jude's Catholic Church, and teaching English to Japanese high school students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. *** Lesson Details *** My philosophy when it comes to doing anything with music is that it should be fun! Whether you're practicing a piece, playing with a band, writing something new, or even learning music theory, music is primarily about enjoying yourself and the others around you. The best way to ensure that you enjoy yourself is to learn what you want to learn and play what you want to play. In addition to a standard curriculum, I want you to tell me what kind of music you're interested in and what kind of pieces you want to play! Do you love classic rock? Do you love pop? Blues? Jazz? Folk tunes? Opera? Or maybe you're a fan of the classical masters? Whatever the case may be, my number one goal is to make sure you're having fun while you develop your new talents. I'm comfortable teaching students as young as 7 years of age, although I can teach even younger if they are especially well-behaved. *** Specialties *** Classical, Blues, Jazz, Improv, Composition, Theory

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

Bachelor of Music - Composition

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

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I have really enjoyed working with Christopher. I was a complete beginner when we first started. He made feel relaxed and comfortable with each and every lesson. Always been encouraging and supportive of my efforts. It's been a lot of fun learning early on.

Posted Dec 5, 2019
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Chris is fantastic, first lesson with our 5 yo, showed a lot of patience!

Posted Jul 31, 2018
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Great with kids as young as 5!

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Private Tutor
Apr 2005 - Present
Self-Employed
Teaching in-home lessons all over Ventura County! 1-on-1 piano, guitar, vocal, theory, ear-training, and composition lessons!
Private Tutor
Feb 2013 - Feb 2014
Brookyln's Conservatory of Music
Private (1-on-1) piano, guitar, vocal, theory, and composition tutor.
Private Tutor
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
Perry Music Studios
Private (1-on-1) piano, guitar, vocal, theory, and composition tutor.
Bachelor of Music - Composition
Jan 2011 - Jun 2013
California State University Northrdige
Associate's Degree
Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
Ventura College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Orchestral Award of Excellence
Jun 2007
Oaks Christian School

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Instructor details
Arrangement and Composition
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$75
60 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30