Guitar, Bass, Drums, & Piano Instructor
Availability: Chris is available for virtual lessons this Spring on Tuesdays, before 3:00 pm.
Chris Farnham has taught private guitar, bass, drums, and piano lessons as well as band and ensemble lessons with children and adults for over twenty years, mainly through his own business. In addition to working at Farmington Valley Academy Montessori, Chris has taught at the Green Streets Arts Center in Middletown, CT and at the Hebrew High School of New England in West Hartford, CT and at Music and Arts in Avon, CT. He teaches private and group lessons as well as classes in music theory and composition and directs bands and choruses. He presently has over forty students of various levels.
Chris also performs on the guitar, bass, drums, and piano, playing in various genres.
Chris has a degree in music from the University Of Hartford, Hartt School Of Music where he studied composition and music theory. He graduation from Hartt Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA and is a member of Phi Kappa Lambda, the music honors society. He has studied at University of Bridgeport (Jazz Studies program), Southern Connecticut State University and Yale University. He has studied bass with Drew Gress, Alphonso Johnson and Steve Clarke.