About this pro
9 years in business
6 hires on Thumbtack
I hired Chris to give my significant other piano lesson. He is phenomenal!Aug 25, 2018VerifiedSTL Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much Lacresha! So glad he’s digging it and we are just getting started!
Sam R.Jul 18, 2018Verified
Chris really knows his stuff and can move at your paceJul 19, 2018STL Piano Lessons's reply
Chris is knowledgeable, a good communicator and easy to work withJul 18, 2018STL Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much Sam!
As a 59 y/o beginner, I'm enjoying the opportunity to learn how to read music and play the piano for the first time. I can count on Chris to be on time for our appt and ready for the day's lesson. I appreciate his patience and his ability to help me progress with each session. His central location, reasonable price, easy-going personality and teaching ability are helping me achieve my goals. I highly recommend Chris to anyone of any age who wants to learn to play the piano.Jul 15, 2018STL Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much Guy! Keep up the great work!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer discounts for purchasing numerous lessons up front. If you pay for 4 lessons at a time, you get a break. If you don't have the funds to pay up front, no problem at all. You can also pay week to week, you just won't receive the discount. I am pretty easy going and willing to do whatever is easiest for you.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My process is pretty simple. Feel free to email me any questions you have. I really want to make sure you are comfortable and understand how this all works. Once you feel you are ready to book a time, I will send you some specific time slots I have available. You then let me know what time works for you and we will set up a time to meet! Typically lessons are once a week so ideally, we will set up a time that you can make every week. All you need for your first lesson is a notebook!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a professional, full-time musician in the St. Louis area specializing in jazz as well as piano bar entertaining. I am classically trained but also play by ear. I have years of experience in the music business including the following: I toured the country for 8 years with a band (LP Outsiders) that led to me signing a publishing deal with Windswept Pacific, landing a song on the Three To Tango movie soundtrack, appearing on the Disney Channel Show "2 Hour Tour" with 98 Degrees, and opening for many national acts including Culture Club, Joan Jett, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Cherry Poppin' Daddy's. We even toured with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for a year. I also got the chance to play at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, played trumpet on a b-side on Natalie Imbruglia's multi-platinum selling single to "Torn," and did some songwriting with Robbie Nevil (of "Ce La Vie" fame). After the band called it quits, I entered the world of piano entertaining, as well as pursuing my own jazz/soul/hiphop band The Sky West Trio who has played all over the St. Louis area and performed with Cameo and Morris Day and The Time. I also have performed all over the world, becoming a crowd favorite in bars all over the caribbean including Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. I took piano lessons for about 15 years (from ages 5 - 20) and continue to study and improve my playing to this day. I also studied piano performance at Greenville University. I have been teaching piano since 2009 out of my home studio as well as teaching at Midwest Music Conservatory from 2011-2014. Music is my passion and my career and I love passing on what I have learned to new students!
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|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|