Music Lessons

Music Lessons, Repairs and Band Services

Music Lessons is my #1 focus here at Chris K Music. This includes teaching a variety of instruments to musicians young and old, beginner to professional.  Music Lessons are offered in-person at my home studio located in Mattoon, IL,  remotely through applications like facetime, messenger, and zoom,  and a new program that includes smaller video critiques ideal for any busy schedule.  I teach an average of 80 (yes, 80) musicians from all over the US with no additional instructors. 

Being located in my home town of Mattoon, Illinois enables me to offer music lessons to musicians and families in many areas including (but not limited too) Charleston, Neoga, Windsor, Arcola, Arthur,  Lovington,  Pana,  Paris,  Shelbyville, Effingham,  Teutopolis,  Tuscola, Arcola, Bethany, and Sullivan.  Remote and Video lessons enables me to work with families and musicians from all over Illinois, several States in the US and Canada!

I have performed on, recorded with or still use or teach with all of the instruments listed below.  Each instrument has different sets of skills that musicians can learn.  This includes learning different styles of music like classical, folk, rock, jazz, country (and more),  learning how to read tablature or music notation,  and more specialty skills listed below. 

For more information about music lessons visit my frequently asked questions. 

To sign up for music lessons or for further assistance (availability, type of lesson etc.) please fill out this registration form. 

Music Lessons Currently offered at Chris K Music

Popular Instruments:

  • Piano/Keyboard Lessons
  • Acoustic Guitar Lessons
  • Electric Guitar Lessons
  • Voice Lessons
  • Drumset Lessons
  • Ukulele Lessons
  • Mandolin Lessons
  • Banjo Lessons

Percussion Family:

  • Snare Drum 
  • Mallets (Marimba, Xylophone, Bells, Vibraphone, Chimes)
  • Timpani
  • Auxiliary Percussion (Tambourine, Triangle, Castanets etc.)
  • Bass Drum
  • Marching Percussion (Snare, Tenors, Bass, Cymbals)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hand Drumming (Cajon, Djembe, Bongos, Congas etc.)

String Family:

  • Violin Lessons
  • Viola Lessons
  • Cello Lessons
  • String Bass Lessons

Woodwind Family:

  • Flute Lessons
  • Clarinet Lessons
  • Alto Saxophone Lessons
  • Tenor Saxophone Lessons
  • Baritone or Bari Saxophone Lessons
  • Oboe Lessons
  • Bassoon Lessons
  • Alto or Bass Clarinet Lessons

Brass Family:

  • Trumpet Lessons
  • French Horn Lessons
  • Trombone Lessons
  • Baritone Lessons
  • Euphonium Lessons
  • Tuba Lessons

Specialty Lessons:

  • Sound Board Mixing
  • Computer and DAW recording
  • Music Reading
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • College Prep
  • ILMEA Prep
  • Aural Training

And so much MORE!