Chris Butler Music

Chris Butler Music

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)


After a 20+ year career as a professional touring and recording artist, I became a school music teacher. I have taught K-12 music in the classroom, as well as teaching private students of all ages. My experience as a professional musician combined with my teaching experience gives me a unique perspective when it comes to private music lessons. I see each student as an indivdual. I strive to make a strong connection with each student as I learn their unique needs and strengths in order to build a lesson plan for success.

When I made the switch from touring to teaching, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life. Teaching music is a very rewarding experience for me. Seeing the joy in a student as they learn and grow is just amazing.


1 employee
14 years in business
Serves Austell , GA

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    Anami L.

    Chris varies his lessons to the individual students age and ability. He is honest with us on what realistic expectations for our child’s development asa musician.
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    July 09, 2019



    The best music teacher around! So patient with my son. He takes ukulele and piano. Chris is very knowledgeable with many instruments and passionate about what he does. Highly recommend!
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    June 27, 2019


    BreeAnne C.

    Mr Butler has been teaching my children music, as a band, for a year and the progress is unbelievable. From not being able to play a single note in unison to learning entire rock songs in one hour! It is truly astounding the progress they have made with him at the helm. He is patient, kind and enthusiastic at all times. They each play a different instrument (piano, drums, guitar) and Mr Butler is completely at ease moving from instrument to instrument and writing arrangements to ANY song they can dream up playing! We are so lucky to have Mr Butler as part of our kids lives - he is the absolute best and I could not recommend him more!
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    June 26, 2019


    Suzie K.

    The best music teacher around! So patient with my son. He takes ukulele and piano. Chris is very knowledgeable with many instruments and passionate about what he does. Highly recommend!
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    June 26, 2019


    Sondra K.

    Chris does a great job with my daughters piano lessons. He is fun, creative and really knows how to keep my daughter engaged. She looks forward to her lessons every week!
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    June 26, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    I like to take some extra time with a new student to get to know them.  What are their goals?  What type of music do they like?  The more I know about a new student, the easier it is to build a custom plan for that student's success.  

    I have been a musician all of my life.  I started playing guitar when I was about 8 years old.  I played every instrument I could get my hands on growing up.  After high school, I attended Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA.  Then I spent the next 20+ years working as a professional touring and recording musician. Eventually I left the road-life behind as I entered the music classroom, where I have taught K-12 music for the past ten years.  I have also been teaching private music lessons for about ten years.  

    My rate varies depending on the distance I need to travel, length of lesson, etc...  If I am seeing multiple students from one family in the same trip, I can offer a discount.  

    I was very fortunate in finding my first teaching job.  I was still performing full-time on the road, but looking for a way out.  A friend knew of a new, private school opening and introduced me to the Head of School.  They hired me as founding music teacher and I spent the next seven years helping to build that school and the music program.  Eventually I was recruited by another young private school to come help build a vibrant music program, and that's where I have been for the past three years.

    I have taught beginner students from age 4 to 64.  I have also taught students with varying amounts of experience and all ages.  

    There are many, many really good musicians out there.  Not all of them are great teachers.  Find somebody who you enjoy being around.  Learning to play music does take work, but it should also be fun.  Look for somebody who is excited and really seems to enjoy teaching.  

    Its a good idea to know why you want to take music lessons.  What are your goals? Are you prepared to work hard for what you want?  Do you have enough time to dedicate to practicing often?  To really get good at your instrument, its going to take a lot of work and it is not going to happen overnight.  Think carefully about what instrument you are interested in.  A young student who wants to play guitar might be better off starting with ukulele, for example.  

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