I teach a mix of fretboard knowledge, theory, ear training, and musicianship to help students of all ages be ready for the stage, the campfire and everywhere in between.
I enjoy giving people the shortcuts that took me years to figure out. Emphasis on swing tunes, traditional jazz, gypsy ryhthms (Ballads, waltzes, bossas, boleros, trad and gypsy pompes).
I will show you how to practice so lessons are scheduled when student is ready for the next step.
As an adult student, Chris really helped me expand my gypsy jazz repertoire, and was a joy to work with due to his energy, knowledge and hands-on approach to his subject.
Romane Swing Academy in Paris
First lesson is free. People always come back!
Beginners, intermediate, and band mates.
Have a smart phone so you can use apps like irealB, a metronome and tuner, and theory flashcards.
They should visualize the end result. They should think critically when listening to music, that will generate real questions.