Christopher was recently appointed lecturer of classical guitar at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he teaches guitar to music majors and minors. Students also get numerous performance opportunities each quarter as well as participation in the UCSC guitar ensemble. For more information about applying to the UCSC music department, please visit http://music.ucsc.edu

 

 

Christopher is also currently the co-owner/director of the California Conservatory of Music with locations in Santa Clara and Redwood City, CA where he also teaches. We offer music lessons for a variety of instruments starting at the age of 3. We also teach lessons to teenagers and adults. For more information, please visit www.thecaliforniaconservatory.com

 

 

Christopher has extensive experience teaching students of all ages. He is constantly striving to develop new ways of educating people in music. He taught at the Longay Conservatory of Guitar, America's premier school for Suzuki Guitar instruction until the passing of Frank Longay. At the Conservatory, he worked closely with Frank Longay, a founding member of the guitar committee for the International Suzuki Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

 

Christopher has been a music educator both in America and abroad. He has taught privately, in the classroom setting and masterclasses. He has started successful guitar programs that continue to flourish at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center for Performing Arts in San Diego, CA and John Daniels Middle School in New Haven, CT.

 

His students have received top prizes in numerous international competitions including the Guitar of Foundation of America's Youth Competition, The Columbus Guitar Symposium, The Boston GuitarFest, Domain Forget, The Indiana Guitar Competition, and many more. 

 

Also, Christopher was awarded a grant from Yale University to perform and teach in low-income communities throughout Connecticut and New York introducing children and adults to the performing arts.

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