Chrisitan instructs classes, leads workshops and teaches private music lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Christian has taught at the University of New Mexico since 2010, instructing Jazz Improvisation I, Jazz Improvisation II, Music For Dancers, and Jazz Theory & Keyboard Skills. He has been a featured soloist honoring the late Bob Brookmeyer and has led a workshop on Soundpainting with the UNM Jazz Band I.
Since 2009, Christian has taught at the New Mexico Jazz Workshop, a non-profit arts organization in Albuquerque, NM. He directs the High School Honors Jazz Big Band, the High School Honors Jazz Combo, and the Community Big Band. He has also taught an adult education class "Effective Practice Techniques".
Since 2001, Christian has been a committed personal coach for students wanting to expand their musical abilities.
Christian speciallizes in brass instruments, composition, and jazz studies for any instrument; he also teaches beginning piano, and music theory. He has taught students ages 4–adult and students at all levels of experience.
Private lessons are usually scheduled to recur weekly for consistency; other arrangements may be negotiated in special cases. Younger students generally do better with 30-minute lessons; 60-minute lessons are generally more effective for older students. Lessons can be scheduled either in Christian's studio in the Roosevelt district or in the students' home for an additional travel fee. Please contact Christian for more info.
Christian has led workshops and masterclasses on effective practice techniques, composition, improvisation, computer must and more. He is able to create new workshops or modify existing ones for specific situations; please contact Christian to see what he may be able to contribute to your program.