He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Minor in Music, and he also holds a Master’s in Counselor Education from East Carolina University. He worked for several years designing games for training and educational purposes before transitioning to teaching violin in 2019. He synthesizes the skills and experiences he gained from these diverse endeavors to present music in an engaging, fun way.
Chris believes that students learn best when they are motivated, studying musical styles that they enjoy, while still establishing a firm foundation of technique and understanding. He believes in exploring the “why” of music so that students comprehend how music is put together, forming a deeper appreciation of the art form. But most of all, he believes that music should be fun, and aims to help students develop a true love of music.