Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Advanced Rudiments
Education: York University
Style:Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Pop
Available Time: Thursday PM, Sunday AM/PM
Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Christopher began playing guitar at the age of fourteen, completing the RCM examinations in Guitar while in high school. While studying at York University for guitar performance and music composition, he has studied jazz, folk and contemporary improvisation styles, under Lorne Lofsky, Brian Katz, and Casey Sokol. Christopher is a winner of the 2016 York University Music Department Original Chamber Piece competition for his ‘Nocturne for Cello and Guitar’, as well as a winner of the 2016 IMASCO Performing Arts Award for his score for the York Theatre Department’s production of The Birds. He performs in the local rock bands Silus, Grant Ulysses, and Suelo, as well as in the Zonoozi-Cerpnjak cello and guitar duet. Christopher is an active teacher with 5 years of experience teaching guitar and music theory, and currently maintains a full schedule of students through several studios across the GTA.
Instruments: Acoustic Guitar
Education: Bachelor of Music: Guitar Performance, Composition (Humber College of Music)
Style: Finger-style, Pop, R&B, Accompaniment
Language: English, Mandarin
Available Time: Wednesday PM, Saturday AM, Sunday AM
Stephen began learning the piano at the age of 10 and reached level 9 in piano performance in just 3 short years. It was then he began having the interest for the acoustic guitar. His fascination of how a single portable instrument can replicate the sound of an entire band is what gave him the dedication to pursuit the guitar. During his years in junior high and high school, he spent most of his days perfecting his craft on the instrument and eventually being accepted to the Humber College of Music majoring in guitar performance and composition. Stephen is proficient in the finger-style technique specifically those similar to famous performers such as: Tommy Emmanuel and Kotaro Oshio. As a teacher, Stephen structure his lessons to teach his students the fundamentals of playing the acoustic guitar, as well as the ability of “turning the guitar into a one man band”.