When our youngest son acquired a serious interest in learning double bass, Chris was one of the instructors recommended to us. He has a diverse musical background professionally and academically. Nearly two years later, our son has continued to study and make progress in musical theory, technique, performance, and general appreciation of the instrument. Part of the trick with kids is to keep them interested and inspired. Chris has been able to teach our son how-to-practice, tune the instrument, warm up, practice techniques and fundamentals, how to use tools like i-phone apps get the most out of the time spent. Finally, Chris is not just teaching the theory, he is himself a top-notch performer and a recording artist. Our family has seen Chris perform w/ Jazz groups at local venues like the Velvet Note which was inspiring for our son and helped to enrich the teacher/student connection.