{advanced piano}

Hello Destiny studio! My name is Chris, and I’m new to the Destiny family. I’ve been playing piano for a quarter of a century. I currently play for GPFAA’s choral program as well as Alliance UMC.

I hold two music degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. A Master of Arts in music and a Bachelors in piano performance. While at SFA, I played for everything I could ranging from vocal, wind ensemble, chamber music, big band, and solo recitals. I was also privileged to teach undergraduate music theory while working on my master’s degree.

I love opening students’ eyes to all the possibilities music holds for us. I try to teach curiosity for the art form. Through encouraged curiosity, students can achieve the goals they set for themselves. 

Aside from teaching and playing, my priority is family time with my wife, Kenna, and my daughter, Melody. I also enjoy composing/arranging, reading, and a good round of gaming when time allows.