The Jam Pantry

The Jam Pantry

5.0 (1)

About this pro

I have been teaching, studying, writing, and performing music for over 25 years. I specialize in guitar styles of multiple disciplines, as well as bass, ukulele, and music theory.

I love music! I thoroughly enjoy seeing students succeed and find joy in their playing. I also enjoy that I have been able to make a living with a guitar in my hands and am able to assist others in discovering their passion and achieving their own unique goals.   

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Chicago, IL 60618
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  • Vanessa Vaca

    Christopher’s attentiveness, patience and excitement make lessons that much more fun and rewarding. A mix of traditional lesson plans and fun, interactive jams make you dive into learning music theory fast, similarly to learning a new language by going to the country of origin. Highly recommended!

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

I studied music theory and classical guitar at Northeastern University. I've also been a performing musician for over 20 years of multiple instruments.

How did you get started teaching?

While studying music theory and classical guitar in college, I was referred to a music school and started teaching full time.

What types of students have you worked with?

Students of all ages and skill levels. Youngest being five and the oldest preferred not to say how old they were... and that's ok! It's never too late to learn!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Becoming the house bass player at a popular music venue in Chicago.

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

Be patient. As much as it takes for you to build the rapport and trust with your teacher, your teacher is also learning the most effective way to work with you! 

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

What inspired me to want to play an instrument? What goals do I have with the instrument? What time am I allowing to dedicate myself to learning a new instrument?