Chris is classically trained and teaches guitar and ukulele in a variety of styles, including western classical, slack key, jazz, pop, and rock. Chris currently holds a Bachelor’s of Music from UH Manoa and has received multiple merit achievements for performance excellence. He has performed in masterclasses for world-renowned guitarists, including the Grammy-award winning guitarist/composer Andrew York.
Chris has developed a strong philosophy and passion for teaching music to others. He believes that music is not only a great means for self-expression, but also a tool in personal development that can help students to hone the discipline and fortitude necessary for accomplishing their goals.
Chris is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the Guitar Foundation of America. When he is not teaching, you can find him performing in the Honolulu area at venues such as Hy’s Steak House and the Waikiki Parc Hotel.