As a Songwriter, Chris has studied the art and craft of such writers as Desmond Child, Dianne Warren, and Jim Steinman and has studied directly with such hit writers as Jason Blume, Ralph Murphy, Steve Seskin, Brian White and others. His song-writing style covers Modern Country, Rock, and Pop while his instrumental compositional skills also cover a wide range of World Beat and Ethnic styles such as Flamenco, Latin, Middle-Eastern, Gypsy, Celtic, and Asian modalities.
As a Guitar Teacher, Chris has taught for over 25 years professionally all ages for 4 to retired seniors. He has had students go on to sign major label recording deals and graduate from such prestigious schools as Berklee and G.I.T. He has also taught summer school Rock camps including one sponsored by Bootsy Collins. He teachers privately and is also available for online lessons via Skype.
As a Producer he has recorded and mixed songs for Artists such as Anne E. DeChant, Jocelyn Scofield, Misha Williams, and Brinn Black. He has mastered albums for Dirty Looks, Tora Tora, Roxx Gang, and Alex Masi and also had articles published in Recording and EQ magazines.
As a Composer, Chris has had numerous songs in film & T.V. (America’s Got Talent, Let’s Make A Deal, Beach Patrol, Nitro Circus, MTV, Clean House, Amexicana and others). He also has 2 solo CDs out of Flamenco-based World Fusion, “El Samuraichi” & “Higher Glyphics” as well as a live CD that has original songs and covers that range from Eiffel 65 to Metallica.
As a Guitar Player, Chris has performed with Bootsy Collins, hit song-writer, Anthony Smith, and jammed with Lita Ford. He can play a very wide range of styles ranging from Rock, Pop, Modern Country, Metal, Flamenco, Gypsy, Celtic, and other World/Ethnic styles. He is versed in both electric and acoustic and is very much at home with a pick or fingerstyle.
As a Performing Artist, Chris has 3 solo CDs out on his own label, Baroquen Records and performs solo instrumentally, in duo’s with vocalists, and whatever band projects he’s involved with. As a solo artist Chris performs at festivals, private parties/events, restaurants, house concerts, and workshops. He has performed for The Federal Bar Association, The EPA, and twice at an International guitar festival in Zihuatanejo, Mexico where he was among 22 artists chosen out of over 250.