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About Christopher Compton
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Olney, MD
Instructs: Guitar, Piano, Ukulele
Education: Associates Degree with focus in Voice/Percussion/Composition/Performance.
Performance Experience: Extensive touring throughout the U.S. and in Jamaica, India and Australia. I've been the drummer/guitarist/trumpet player/keyboard player in many bands since around 2001, and continue to perform in bands, as well as performing solo acoustic shows throughout Maryland, Virginia and beyond.
Teaching Experience: 15 years experience of private instruction and many guest teaching spots at private schools through the years.
Teaching Philosophy: I tailor the lessons to each particular student to fit their unique goals. I'm an easygoing and positive kind of teacher, and I believe that Music is a healing and life-changing pursuit. We always focus on the fun and joy of Music in my lessons, while still maintaining a realistic understanding of the technical aspects.
Get to know Christopher Compton
I started different instruments at different times...Piano lessons at age 5, Trumpet at age 8, and then Drums/Guitar/Bass when I was a teenager (I wanted to Rock!) I started out playing in marching band and in pit orchestras for school and community productions. In college I started gigging, playing drums more, and singing in ensemble groups. Since then, I have traveled to Australia, India, and Jamaica on tours, and have had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of BT, Ronnie Davis of The Itals, Sean Paul and Jimmies Chicken Shack, as well as collaborating in studio with wonderful artists too numerous to list! I knew I was in it for life many years ago...the pivotal moment was when I quit my longtime 9-5 job to go on tour with my band.
My favorite part about teaching is definitely connecting with people, seeing them grow, laughing, learning, and helping them discover hidden talents that were there all along!
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