Instructor - Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele
Chris has been playing music for most of his life, beginning with his primary instrument — guitar — at age 4. Along the way he gained proficiency on bass, drums, piano, violin, and cello. Teaching seemed a logical profession, and seemingly in the blink of an eye, fifteen years have passed! Over the years Chris has recorded dozens of albums, and performed over 1,000 shows across the country, with countless bands/artists, tackling every genre of music, from blues to funk, jazz to outlaw country, and beyond. Chris has shared the stage with a number of diverse artists, including Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (The Misfits), pioneering British heavy metal legends Diamond Head, and more. While he enjoys nearly every genre of music, heavy metal (in its various forms) is his favourite. When he's not teaching, playing golf, or watching classic horror movies, he is practicing/writing/performing with his melodic/traditional metal band, Transylvania. Chris is thrilled to be part of the Ernie Williamson Music team, and intends to inspire in his students, the same enthusiasm he enjoys for music.