Chris Peters Guitar

Chris Peters Guitar

5.0 (32)
Best of 2019
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

The best way for you to understand what I can do for you, is for you to see what I bring to the table as a player.  Please check out the youtube link below: www.youtube.com/c/chrispetersguitar 

Here are my teaching and playing credentials if you're interested:

  • 17 years combined study with Michael Kramer (piano) and David Hopwood (guitar).
  • Private guitar instructor since 1997, including Georges Music, and Music and Arts Center.
  • Seminole State College applied music adjunct professor (guitar) 2007-2010.
  • Studio session work (TV, film, radio, commercials, video games, multimedia projects, songs) for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Billy Graham Ministries, Yanni, Silicon Optix, Activision, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Wright Entertainment Group, Colin O’Malley, Dexter Redding, “The Wurms” and others.
  • Guitar Player Magazine 2007 “Guitar Hero” competition finalist (not the video game).
  • Live performance, including pit orchestra for “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”, Jemfest, 

First and foremost, I teach because I can't stand bad guitar playing. Haha! My first instinct is to tell a struggling guitarist "it doesn't have to be this hard, let me help you".

It gives me great satisfaction to show my students how effortless and rewarding guitar can be, once the obstacles of bad technique are removed.  

Additionally, it's amazing to see my students graduate from mimicing their guitar heroes, to developing their own unique voices on the instrument as both players and composers.

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Sanford, FL 32773
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32 Reviews

5.0

  • Mark Sackoor

    Chris is a great teacher that challenges me to be a better guitar player with every lesson.

  • Robert Arnold

    Chris is an accomplished musician. In addition, his teaching style lends itself well to the beginner while being able to move to and explain well the deeper areas of music theory. He is very patient and speeds up and slows down in tune with the student's comprehensive ability. I am very pleased with Chris and recommend him highly.

  • Umasudhan

    Chris works great with young kids. He is very patient, creative and also sparks interest among new learners.

  • Charles Walker

    Chris is personable, compassionate, and understanding. He carefully designs the lessons around each student, you won't get a "one-size fits all lesson" in his class. Chris is always positive toward his students when they display their strengths or their weaknesses on the guitar. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the guitar.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I assess what stage of development you are at, and your personal goals. I develop a specific, unique plan to help you achieve your goals. If you have attempted guitar unsuccessfully in the past, I endeavour to discover what didn't work for you, and change that immediately .


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied classical/ jazz piano under Michael Kramer for 10 years, and guitar under David Hopwood for nearly 7 years, covering every conceivable guitar style and playing technique, as well as advanced theory concepts (improvisation, composition, reading).


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are $27 per half hour, once a week. Hour lessons are $54.


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching friends in high school, partly to make a little bit of money, but mostly so they would stop bugging me to teach them. Haha! I quickly realized that contrary to my supposition that teaching would be a chore, I actually enjoyed helping others to improve their playing.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students as young as 6 to as old as 70 plus.  I've brought students from having zero guitar experience to developing into advanced players. On the other end of the spectrum, I've worked with advanced players to fix holes in their playing, explore other styles and techniques, and expand their music theory mastery. There's always something new to learn or improve, and I can help you.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I've been working on a modern progressive metal album. So far it's been a really innovative project with extremely diverse guitar playing and really interesting sound design elements. Studio work is one of my favorite musical creative outlets!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

There are many solid guitar players who play guitar and teach for the money, but are not obsessed with virtuosity. A guitarist who has worked toward virtuosity will have specific reasons why they are instructing you in a particular way, whereas the standard guitar player will not. This can set you up for failure, or at least much more work.

For example, the manner in which the pick is held will dramatically impact whether or not you'll be able to pick fast, or weather you'll be forced to rebuild your picking technique years into your playing career. Please take lessons from a master guitarist, rather than someone who simply plays the guitar.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think about what your goals are, what music/ artists you like, and what it is about music that you have a passion for.

Additionally, you need to discern whether or not you have the dedication for the instrument, and the patience to take instruction. An instructor's role isn't to bend to the whims of the student, but rather to do what is necessary to help the student to reach his or her goals as quickly as possible.


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