Chris Conly - Smirk

Encouraging students to pursue their passions, self-improvement and creative critical thinking in a contemporary musical landscape.

Chris Conly moved to Brooklyn from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He studied Music Education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and proceeded to work in a variety of musical and educational environments, encouraging the next generation of musicians. Passionate about music, the move to the Big Apple was a natural fit. Serving the demand for music teachers skilled in today’s rapidly evolving skills, Chris started his own teaching studio in 2008. In his free time, Chris enjoys a brisk walk in Prospect Park, or catching a set of live sketch comedy. He is also a songwriter/producer, and loves working with artists to craft their sonic visions. Grateful for a thriving music scene, Chris makes sure that new students are welcomed in an unassuming and encouraging way that has become his hallmark as a music educator.