To put it simply, Chris Conly is a fervent musician. As a talented young guitarist versed in the blues, jazz, soul and rock, Chris has blazed his own path working as a sideman with artists like the Solomon Douglas Blues Big Band, Emory Joseph Bonnie Raitt and Alex Nackman MTV, Bravo, E!.


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  City Brooklyn, NY
  Zip Code 11215
  Address 234 6th St #3
  Phone Number (347) 349-5756

  • I would recommend this business

I began in-person lessons for Guitar with Chris in February 2020. Not long after that, the pandemic hit and virtual lessons became essential. I was a little skeptical (or just bummed) about taking virtual guitar lessons, but soon enough, Chris and I found our stride and he began guiding me as I started to compose entire songs. He'd listen to my progress each week and make well informed suggestions about what he heard and how the song could progress in the best ways. During that time, I learned a great amount about my own playing and self expression. When my songwriting inspiration dried up a bit, we moved back to some technique work and we covered some finger-style numbers, theory, ear-training, memorization and how to re-phrase solos and melodies. Chris even helped me prepare for a band audition which I nailed! In the year I worked with Chris, we covered a lot of ground and he helped me become a much more well rounded guitarist.

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  • I would recommend this business

I really recommend Chris as a guitar teacher. I've played for a long time but wanted some accountability and rigor to progress my skill level after it had languished for a few years. Chris helped me wrap my head around some of the more theory-based concepts that I wasn't picking up on my own and framed the lessons around engaging and popular tunes. A really great experience with a warm, friendly and knowledgeable instructor.

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  • I would recommend this business

I've been taking lessons from Chris for just over a year. He's an experienced and very knowledgeable teacher with an easy going personality. I am learning proper technique and also experimenting with blues and jazz tunes. I recommend him highly.

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I've been taking Banjo lessons with Chris -- it's my first time with a fretted instrument and I am not otherwise musically inclined -- but Chris has been an extraordinarily enthusiastic and patient teacher and has a teaching style which is a good mix of practical knowledge and understanding how the banjo works.

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From Our Website

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. I offer a compelling approach to learning from scratch, or improving your existing musical skills. My song-based approach gets you playing on a functional level, so you can set your sights on more expressive pursuits.


Chris Conly offers private music instruction on a variety of fretted instruments like Acoustic + Electric Guitar, 5 String Banjo, Tenor Banjo, Ukulele, and Mandolin. But we are not living in normal times. So at the moment, I work exclusively over video platforms like Google Hangouts Meet, Apple FaceTime, and Zoom. Business hours are open 2-8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and 1-5pm on Saturdays. Mission objective: Offer learning solutions to students like you to help you master your musical passion!