Chris Conly Music Studio

Let us do the work

  1. 1

    Answer a few questions about your needs.

  2. 2

    Get competing quotes from pros within 24 hours.

  3. 3

    Compare and hire at a price right for you.

Request Free Quotes

About Chris Conly Music Studio

hired 2 times on Thumbtack

If you're looking to elevate your playing to the next level - my custom, dynamic teaching techniques & resources will help you get there!

I've been playing professionally for over 20 years and teaching for 15. I grew up playing music, studied at Berklee College of Music, and enjoy working with the musically ambitious students of New York City.

I want to work with you to help improve areas like:
* Master songs you want to learn
* Learn how to figure out songs by ear
* Learn to play what you hear
* Learn how to improvise
* Transcribe licks & solos
* Warm ups & practice tips
* Learn how to read & write notation & tablature
* Songwriting, Analysis & Production

I offer three monthly membership options at my convenient, professional Midtown Manhattan studio, and unlimited access to all of my online resources like PDFs, MP3s, Videos, GarageBand Projects & more! Reach out to find out more about pricing.

My past clients include:
- Musicians: Karen O
- Film Actors: Zachary Quinto, Betty Gilpin, Jelayna Rose, Anni Weisband, Lauren Ireland, Cat Yezbak
- Broadway Stage Actors: Jennifer DiNoia, Darwin del Fabro
- Voice Actress Rosanne Rubino
- Independent Filmmakers: Gary Hustwit, Alex J. Mann
- Professors from Columbia University
- Programmers from Google
- Writers from The New York Times
- Students from: NYU, FIT, Columbia


130 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

  • Background check
  • Social security verified
  • Name verified
  • Twitter verified
  • LinkedIn verified
  • Address verified


Back to Top
  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    Chris is a great teacher and a great guy. Have learned a lot over the past few months and plan on staying with Chris for a long time. Check out Chris on you tube - many of my lessons with Chris are posted there.

    Always look forward to seeing him - learning and having fun.

    Highly recommend!!!!!

  • 5/5 stars Guitar Lessons Verified Review

    Chris is great. We have had one lesson so far and he followed up with me immediately to see my desires for future lessons. He was very attentive and cared about what I wanted to learn and making sure that happens. I would recommended him and look forward to our future lessons.

  • 5/5 stars Verified Review

    Chris taught me how to play Banjo for 6 months. He is really patient and he enjoys what he is doing.

    He is so knowledgeable with the instruments. What I like most about him is that he encourages me, and he makes sure that he is giving the lessons at a correct manner.

    He's learning for instrument is knowledge base also. He can assess you right away, and the lesson is not just for one size fits all. I would surely recommend him. Even if you're a beginner, he will teach you well that it wont' waste both your money and time. It's great Banjo lessons.

  • 5/5 stars

    I had on and off lessons with Chris for a year now. As you get older, it's difficult to learn something brand new. I was interested in learning on how to play the Bass.

    When I found Chris's name on the internet, I called him, and I had Bass Guitar lessons with him. He is just a great guy, he made my bass very doable. He made it fun. He incorporated music and the things that you love in the lessons. He is cool; he always checks on the progress of the lessons. He is awesome. Not only he is a great teacher, but he is also an amazing musician. And one great thing about him is that he loves what he teaches and he plays it very well. I will definitely recommend Chris to anyone.

  • 5/5 stars

    I'm a beginning player and I've been taking guitar lessons from Chris for 6 months. He is very patient, extremely knowledgeable about guitar technique and music theory, and his teaching style provides good structure but with plenty of room to learn my favorite songs (we are currently working on "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton). Even though I can only practice one or two hours per week I can now read music and play several songs. It's also amazing to see him play - the ease at which he plays complex songs is astonishing and fun to watch. If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable guitar teacher then I highly recommend Chris.

Question and answer

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. In 2004 I graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a Bachelors in Music Education, and a minor in Performance & Composition.

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. I offer monthly memberships in groups of 2, 3 & 4 private lessons.

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. In my 15 years of teaching privately, I've literally worked with all ages and levels.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Obviously knowing what you want to get out of studying the guitar is essential. The next step is to seeking out a teacher who is not only skilled in the area you are looking for (the blues, metal, etc.), but who is also skilled as an educator and a communicator. Performing experience is a big plus - but so is training.

Get started »
Let us introduce you to pros.