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Chresten will advance your drum skills in short order. You can't hire this guy fast enough.
David Z.
Chresten pushed my son to go beyond what he thought possible, without throwing cymbals at his head ala Whiplash. . . My son loved Chresten - and we'd highly recommend him to anyone!
Maureen F.

Chresten is one of those rare guys, like Prince or Paul McCartney, that can play anything – drums, guitar, piano.  He’s also a songwriter, and fluent with music software (Ableton, Logic and Pro Tools). Not fair eh?

A graduate of Iowa State, Chresten has 20+ years of music experience. He takes a personal approach with each student. As Chresten says, “every student is unique and everyone’s journey in music is different!” You’ll make great progress, while having fun! 

Drums are Chresten’s specialty, but he is a wonderful guitar and piano teacher. His special skillset also makes him an outstanding choice for multi-instrumentalists and students who would like to develop the skills to play in a band. 

Some of Chresten’s musical favorites:

Drummers: Steve Gadd, Tony Williams, Dave Weckl, David Garibaldi, Elvin Jones
Soul: Stevie Wonder, Motown, Stax, Michael Jackson, Otis
Rock: Beatles, Zeppelin, grunge (he’s a 90’s kid), Steely Dan, 70’s prog
Hip-hop: 90’s hip hop, Kendrick Lamar, J Dilla, The Roots
Jazz: Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, Wayne Shorter, George Duke
Classical: Bach, Debussy, Brahms, Stravinsky

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