Christopher Schlegel is a guitarist and composer.
He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1966. Hearing the music of Tchaikovsky at age 5, he responded by building a makeshift podium in his room and pretended to conduct. A year later, after getting a Monkees LP and the Mary Poppins soundtrack, he proceeded to make a guitar of sorts out of a yardstick, shoebox top, and some twine and rubber bands.
These inventive beginnings have led to a life long career in music, and Christopher has been playing guitar for over 30 years now. In his teen years, he started playing in bands doing original material and covers by various rock, pop & blues artists. He soon branched out into jazz, Broadway musicals and classical. In his late 20s he stopped playing in bands regularly, to focus on serious composition; orchestral and solo classical.
Self-taught up to that point, he began to study music privately and eventually acquired a BA in Music with an emphasis in Applied Guitar. During that period Christopher focused on developing a virtuoso level of skill in the classical and jazz genres, as well as furthering his knowledge and abilities in rock, pop, and fusion styles.
Christopher has also taught guitar, piano and music theory for over 20 years in a private instruction setting. His love of many different styles of music enables him to apply the basic fundamental, unifying principles of music to any genre. In addition, he teaches classes and seminars involving music technology (MIDI sequencing, digital recording, scoring). And, of course he composes and performs his original music.
For more, please visit http://www.christopherschlegel.com