Chris K Music Lesson Program

Chris K offers a variety of music lessons at his music studio located in Mattoon, Illinois and also online via Skype, Facebook Messenger, Facetime or similar apps.  Families and Students from all over Central Illinois (and now globally)  studies with the most sought after music instructor in Central Illinois.  Chris K’s music program aims to equip students not only to be able to appreciate and play music at home, but also equips students to perform in any musical situation.  This includes students in worship bands, school concert bands, orchestras, choirs,  cover bands and more. 

Visit our music lesson section to learn about music lessons including all the instruments taught at Chris K Music.

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Instrument Repair and Piano Tuning

Instrument Repair at Chris K Music is another service offered to help students, musicians, and school bands throughout  Central Illinois.  Chris K can also repair instruments on-site!

Chris K’s repair service is quick,  thorough, and affordable.  Every instrument is tested to ensure it is returned in great playing condition.

Services are quoted for each instrument/situation depending on repair and supplies needed.  Repairs may includes re-string and guitar adjustments,  piano tuning and key repair,  wood wind pad replacement and alignment,  brass cleaning and valve repair,  and the list goes on.

We also offer sound equipment assistance,  Piano Tuning and Repair,  Electronic Keyboard Repair (new!)  Drumset Repair (including Electric) and more.  Please contact Chris K Music for more information on instrument repairs.

Marching Band and School Services

We offer a variety of services to assist interested concert bands,  choir, string ensemble, marching band, jazz, pep, and indoor guard and drumline!

Services we offer at Chris K Music include:

Music Arranging and Composition (any ensemble)

Marching Band, Indoor Guard and Drum Drill, Theme, and Visual Design

Custom and Original Field Shows for Marching Band and Indoor Activities.

Instrument Repair (on-site), Music Lessons, Clinics and more.


Music Ministry Services

We currently offer different ministry services throughout the year including:

Worship Leading for Sunday Services and Special Events

Worship Leader and Musician Training for Praise Bands and Worship Ensembles. (All Ages)

Clinic’s and Workshops for Praise Bands

Sound System Guidance and Training

Ministry Training for Musicians and Worship Studies

Quest Speaking on various topics including value of music in church, how to embrace worship and more.

Latest News from Chris K Music

Music Lessons ARE available for April!

Starting to plan music lessons for April! Contact Chris K Music today to find out more and discuss lesson options. Spots are limited! All instruments are listed on the website.

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Online Lessons Continue! Spots available for new students.

Online lessons continue! Current CKM families and students that have not switched yet to online I’ll be in contact this weekend to make a plan. I will also continue to[…]

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Att: Band Students!

Area School Band Students:If you need ideas on what to practice or to work on during this time please let me know! This is a good time to get a[…]

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Music Lessons currently offered at Chris K Music

Piano Lessons

Keyboard Lessons

Synthesizer Lessons

Voice Lessons

Singing Lessons

Drum Set Lessons

Percussion Lessons

             -Timpani, Snare Drum , Marimba, Bells, Xylophone and Vibes, Crash Cymbals

              – Auxilary Percussion (triangle, tambourine, castents etc.)

               – Djembe, Cajon,  Bongos, Congas and more!

Acoustic and Electric Guitar Lessons

Bass Guitar Lessons

Ukulele Lessons

Mandolin Lessons

Banjo Lessons

Violin Lessons

Viola Lessons

Cello Lessons

Doublebass Lessons

Trumpet Lessons

French Horn Lessons

Baritone Lessons

Euphonium Lessons

Tuba Lessons

Trombone Lessons

Flute Lessons

Clarinet Lessons

Alto Saxaphone Lessons

Tenor Saxophone Lessons

Baritone Saxophone Lessons

Sound System Lessons

Music Recording Lessons

Music Composition Lessons

Music Reading Lessons

Aural Training Lessons

Improvisation Lessons

Band and Praise Team Lessons

and more.

What our families and students say about music lessons @ Chris K Music.

“Chris has the bases covered- no matter the learning level, no matter the musical style, no matter the student’s learning style- flexibility to tailor-make music come alive is Chris’ forte. “

Brent Budd
Pastor First Christian Church in Arcola, IL

“Chris was instrumental in developing our son Blake with a well rounded drummer skill set. At a young age he was capable of being utilized by our worship pastor and was able to be flexible enough to learn to play with a metronome. Chris, we can’t thank you enough!!”

Carolyn Yoder
Worship Leader and associate pastor at vineyard church in sullivan, il.

“Chris is an amazing teacher of music. He is also a great roll model of a Godly man. Chris has been a great influence on my son. He has taught him a lot about drumming and has boosted his self esteem. Chris has very flexible hours for taking lessons. “

Melissa Caywood

“Can’t say enough about Chris! He has helped greatly with both our sons on drumming and is extremely flexible with busy schedules!!”

Lissa Scocy

Our son has been taking drum lessons from Chris since he was 5. By age 10 he was the lead drummer for our church band. Chris has gone above and beyond for our son many times, from setting up a drum kit in our home to challenging him to write music and play pieces he never thought he could play. Chris is a kind, caring instructor that is excellent at helping kids discover and develop their musical talents.

Shad Huddleston

“My kids have been coming here for at least a year! My 10 year old plays the Piano and my 8 year old plays the guitar! My kids love him and I think it’s worth every penny!!! And I’m pretty picky .  I can’t wait for my almost 4 year old starts:) “

Tasha Howell

“Chris is a great music teacher! He’s patient and able to connect with students on their individual levels; he’s done a great job with my daughter! I definitely recommend him!”

Sara Kuhns

“My daughter has been taking lessons with Chris for 5 years now. He’s patient and my daughter likes that if she’s not understanding something he takes the time to make sure she does. He also pushes to continue to grow, and has helped her be more confident in her abilities as a musician. He’s affordable and his love for music and teaching come through in everything he does.”

Jasmine Ballard – Parent
Jasmine Ballard

My kids started lessons a month ago. They both have already learned so much and are excited to practice and show everyone what they have learned. Chris does well explaining the same concept multiple different ways so kids with different learning styles can succeed. He has made learning the guitar and piano thrilling for my kids. I would recommend him to anyone.

Brandy Moore Proce

My oldest Son has been taking lessons from Chris for a hear and a half. During his time with Chris he has gained so much confidence in his craft. My son plays percussion and Chris encourages him with every lesson to work harder and expand his skill. He not only teaches my son snare, but also keeps his skills sharp with his bells. Recently he allowed us to change up our routine and introduced the drum set into his lessons, which my preteen very much enjoys. We love Chris so much that when my middle son (almost 9) wanted a guitar for Christmas we knew just who to call for lessons.

Alex Snowden

My daughter has been taking music lessons here for about a year and she absolutely loves it!

Kassie Edwards-Wilson

Mr. Keniley is an amazing man of God. He was the one who helped me discover my passion for worshipping through music. Without him, I don’t think I would ever have the ability to lead worship at my church. He is a great teacher and mentor! He will work with you and at a pace that works best for you. I would highly recommend him to anyone!😊

Jackie Boyd
Former Piano/Voice/Guitar Student

I took vocal and guitar lessons from Chris before leaving for school. I am currently a worship major and from the short time I was Chris’ student, I took what I’ve learned from him and applied it to what I do here at school on the daily. Without his passion, guidance, and wisdom for music, I would have come to school fully unprepared. He’s not just a teacher or coach, he’s also your friend and sees the best in his students and will help transform you into the musician he knows you can become. He sets a very good example and will push you towards greatness through the hours of practice you put in as well as gaining experience with performing on stage. I highly recommend Chris K Music. It’ll seriously be your next best investment.

Tyler Whetsell
Former Guitar/Voice Student

Led by a great man of God. He strives to help students grow musically. Unlike many places, he provides them a mentor as well. He gives up much of his time to be the students’ friend as well as teacher. He became my friend when he was teaching me and remains my friend today.

MJ Brand
Former MHS Drumline and Worship Student

My kids took guitar lessons from Chris and really enjoyed the lessons. He would work with them at their own pace and I appreciated that very much. We also enjoyed his optional praise nights which gives students a chance to practice what they have learned in front of others. Thank you!!!

Ashley Privett Oliver

Chris K has sparked a renewed interest in our kids for music. They are learning how to put their traditional learning into application with music that gives glory to God. Chris is fun and patient, and he can teach/coordinate a variety of instruments and vocals.

Brent Zabka

Sign up for music lesson today! We try our best to make a spot for everyone.