A One-Stop-Shop For Fretted Instruments In Brooklyn.

Are you a beginner looking for a private teacher to guide you along the start of your journey as a musician?

Would you consider yourself an intermediate player, with the basics under your belt, but lacking a complete view of how music theory works on your instrument?

Or are you more of an advanced player, maybe you even have professional experience under your belt, but you seek a new perspective, approach or method, grounded in self-discipline, ear training, literacy, music theory, composition or production?

A private teacher with training, experience & methods.

Chris Conly has been a professionally musician since the age of 14. A native of coastal Maine, Chris paid his dues playing weddings, festivals, private parties and musicals theatre pits while still attending high school.

Chris graduated from Boston’s Berkelee College of Music in 2004, with a B.M. in Education and minor in performance & composition. While immersed in the scene at Berklee, Chris studied guitar with David Fiuczynski, David Tronzo, David Newsam, Jack Pezanelli, Garrison Fewell, Tomo Fujita & more.

Chris has worked as the resident guitar instructor at Camp Encore/Coda, Greenwich Music, & Mockingbird Music throughout New England, working with students of all ages.

Chris has toured the United States & Europe with numerous indie acts.

Living in New York City in 2007, Chris broadened his musical range by doubling on Electric Bass, 5-String Banjo, Tenor Banjo, Ukulele, and Mandolin. Not long after arriving, he opened his teaching studio to offer dedicated players his skills & resources.

As an in-demand private instructor in NYC, Chris has had the pleasure of working with 300+ private students, just to name a few:

  • Jennifer DiNoia (Wicked)
  • Karen O (YYY’s)
  • Zachary Quinto (Star Trek)
  • Betty Gilpin (Glow)

Chris understands that being a great musician doesn’t always translate to being a great teacher. So over the years he has developed his own curriculums to help students:

  1. Memorize complete songs
  2. Enjoy the craft of practicing/training
  3. Share your passion with your audience

Student ↹ Teacher

An accurate Student/Teacher match is crucial for any student to develop into a musician, and for a teacher to recognize a student’s true potential. That’s why all new students are offered a Free 30m Intro Lesson.

60m private session slots are available by the quarterly semester at Chris’s private Park Slope/Gowanus studio. Take a look at the available instruments & styles, and Enroll for your Free 30m Intro Lesson, where you can audition & discover your goals!