I’m Chris Conly, and I’m here to ask you:
Are you frustrated by musical mystery?
Do you seek musical mastery?
As a teacher, I’ve been advocating for my own brand of “musical individualism” here in New York City for over a decade.
I founded my private teaching studio on the idea that individual self-expression is a core human pursuit.
I’ve always been frustrated that even our best educational systems simply teach us how to color between the lines.
And so, I implore you not to let the world make you sound like everybody else.
Embrace your own creative curiosities, and unlock your latent musician within.
Or as I say, master your musical passion!
My method is student-focused.
I offer a compelling approach to learning from scratch, or improving your existing musical skills.
I work with adults of all levels.
My song-based approach gets you playing on a functional level, so you can set your sights on more expressive pursuits.
I work with you individually to quickly discover your motivations, frustrations and goals, and outline a route to help you get there.
Regardless of your current skill level, I am a patient, enthusiastic and motivating teacher, with an empathetic understanding of how to help you achieve your own unique musical goals.
As a self-starter, I excel at discovering what you are after, and clarifying the best method of unlocking your path to achieve it.
My approach is student-trusted.
I pride myself on the diversity of notable students I’ve had the privilege to work with, across a wide spectrum of disciplines, and how they have prospered from my personalized methods.
I ensure each new student is welcomed in an unassuming and encouraging way. And that has become my hallmark as an educator.
Free 30m Trial Lesson
I offer all new students a free 30 minute Trial Lesson, so I can demonstrate my teaching methods, and answer your questions about pricing, scheduling, and expectations.
There is a one-time $5 registration fee to get your account setup.
Studying with a private teacher puts your trust in the hands of a professional.
I want to make sure you are curious, focused, dedicated, and willing to practice what I preach, before we start working together.
So let’s make sure we have a solid match before getting started.
Due to the overwhelming circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all sessions are now conducted remotely.
Simply sign up for a Trial Lesson as usual.
I’ll follow up to set up a secure, unique video connection.
Pick an instrument, to book your Trial Lesson:
I offer weekly 60m private lessons on a variety of fretted string instruments:
Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Folk, Fingerstyle
Jazz, Rock, Blues, Slide, Country, Funk
Scruggs Style, Single String, Melodic Style, Chords + Backup, Pop, Jazz
Fiddle Tunes, Open Tunings, American Songbook, Backup + Ensemble Playing
CGDA Dixieland Jazz, GDAE Celtic
Re-Entrant Tuning, Hawaiian, Pop
Low G, Jazz, Pop, Folk, Celtic