Who am I?
Chris Conly’s my name, & guitar playin’ is my game. I’ve been at it professionally since I was 12. I cut my teeth as a young guitarist on the coast of Maine playing festivals, weddings, cocktail jazz sets & in musicals theatre pits. I graduated from Berkelee College of Music with a B.M. in Education and minor in performance & composition. I’ve toured the United States & Europe with numerous independent acts. I’ve broadened my range by doubling on 5-String Banjo, Tenor Banjo, Ukulele, and Mandolin. After moving to New York City in 2007, I opened my teaching studio to offer dedicated players my skills & resources.
What Can I Offer You?
As a private teacher, I offer fun & illuminating private lessons for guitar, banjo & ukulele at my Park Slope studio, 3 blocks from the F, G & R trains on the MTA. Weekly private lesson slots are available during the afternoons/evenings: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Monthly Jam Sessions & performance opportunities are open to all current students.
What is my teaching experience?
I’ve had the pleasure of working with 300+ private students in NYC just the past 9 years, including Jennifer DiNoia, Zachary Quinto, Karen O, & Betty Gilpin, just to name a few. I’ve been the resident guitar instructor at Camp Encore/Coda, Greenwich Music, & Mockingbird Music throughout New England, working with students of all ages & abilities. I know being a great musician doesn’t always translate to being a great teacher. So over the years I’ve developed my own curriculums to help students:
- Enjoy the art of practicing/training
- Improve your overall musicianship
- Get playing the songs you love
- Share your passion with your audience
Find out more about private lessons:
NEW – Tutorial Downloads!
If private lessons aren’t the right fit for you – I offer a growing library of tutorials for you to download directly, and practice on your own:
Looking for a local NYC guitar shop or an experienced luthier for a quote on a repair? Check out my “Musical Partners” page with my personal recommendations and discounts!