Kris C.Born : Washington, DC

Instruments

Piano, Clarinet, Voice

Genres

pop, rock, R&B, funk, jazz, classical, blues

About Kris C. Download Resume

I am an alum of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where I studied piano performance, and business. I recently just relocated from Los Angeles where I played for many bands, and artists. I have been teaching the last several years to students from the ages of 7 through 24. I am well verse in many styles from classical to jazz, and specialize in basic jazz and pop/rock, R&B, and funk.

Why I Work Well with Kids

As a child I taught myself how to play by ear and how to read music. Combining what I learned at Berklee with techniques I developed while teaching myself as a child I have developed lessons to make learning easy and fun. It's all about making music entertaining and allowing self expression which is what music is all about.

Most Influential Bands / Musicians

Prince, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Sly and The Family Stone, Sade, Jimi Hendrix, Janet Jackson, Michael jackson, Quincy Jones, Earth Wind and Fire.

Hobbies

Anything creative.

Favorite Movies

Donnie Darko and Beetlejuice.

Places Traveled

I've been to 35 out of 50 states. from New York to California. Also have been to London.

Special Needs Students

Open to working with students with special needs.

Locations:

Silver Spring, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Bowie, MD, Washington, DC

Don’t just take our word for it!

  • We are happy to report that Nora had her first lesson with Kris the other day and it went great! We look forward to moving forward with him!

    Todd E.

  • Kris is an amazing teacher for my daughter. She just played at a talent show this summer, and everyone thought that she had been playing piano for years instead of 6 months. This is a reflection of Kris's instruction where he has engaged Eliana and taught her in a manner that really worked for her.

    Nancy

  • Hi Vicki - thanks for checking in! All seems to be going well, they have had two lessons, both good!

    Trish

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