Chris

Chris
Music, Summer Camps, Teacher
Specialize in: Electric Guitar, Guitar, MusicFunTime, Piano, Ukulele,
Teaches in: Sonoma County

Chris Newton was given his first guitar at the age of 13. From then on, he began indulging; learning Rock n Roll and Classic R&B/Soul songs. In high school, Chris started writing his own material, managing his own bands and got 1st place in his High School's Battle of the Bands competition. Chris earned his AA from Santa Rosa Junior College and Bachelors of Music from Sonoma State University (both in Jazz Studies), learning with Randy Vincent, Doug Leibinger, Gary Digman and Bennett Friedman. He also attended Jazz Camp West 2013 and studied with Tuck Andress and Brian Pardo. In addition to performing and studying music, Chris is also a highly dedicated teacher of music. With over 5 years of experience, he has taught all age groups both private and group lessons. He is excited to a part the staff at Art & Soul Music!

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