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Book a Lesson with Christopher Lennard
Chris Lennard is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he studied with Thomas Collier and Michael Crusoe, and received majors in both Music Performance (classical percussion) and Music Education. He has taken a total of 23 years of lessons on both percussion instruments and piano, his first instrument, as well as nine years playing the French horn and bass guitar. Prior to his involvement with the Seattle Marimba Quartet, he has gone on two national tours of America with the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps and an international tour of Japan with the University of Washington Wind Ensemble, and has participated in various ensembles, ranging from the Everett Youth Symphony and the Everett Symphony to the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. Since graduating, Chris was a pit instructor on a summer tour with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, and after returning home, he taught in the Lake Washington and Snohomish School Districts at all levels, K-12. Now living in Baltimore, Maryland, he is excited to be involved with numerous local groups, and very excited to be a part of Lessonface!
As a teacher, I value calm, careful, and deliberate instruction with a focus on fully engaged playing and a hands-on, demonstrative experience. Marimba, and all percussion by extension, is such a visceral and kinesthetic instrument, and to become a consummate and confident player requires analysis of movement, plenty of pre-planning and strategy, and patience as you train your body and your mind. Be patient! Percussion is always fun, and constantly rewarding.