Christian has been playing and composing music for 16 years. He has studied under multiple accomplished musicians including Chris Blakely and DSU instructor Lisle Crowley. He spent a few years as a performing musician, playing guitar for groups around St George. Now a father of two, he enjoys recording music in his home studio and sharing his knowledge and passion for music with his family and friends. While Christian grew up on classic rock and indie rock, these days he likes to explore for new and interesting ideas, looking to everything from jazz and R&B to modern pop and electronic music for inspiration. His infectious excitement for learning and sharing new musical ideas, and his ability to meet anyone on their level allows him to develop an engaging and productive learning environment for players of all ages and interests. He encourages his students to trust their taste and play an active role in defining their own musical journey. Christian believes that every player, regardless of skill level or experience, has their own unique voice that no one else can replicate. He thrives at helping his students develop the comfort and confidence with their instrument to find that and use that voice.