Beverly >Education > Chris Frangos Music
19 Beacon St, Beverly, MA | Directions 0191542.571117 -70.896485
Chris Frangos is the best piano teacher I have ever known. He is a fantastic teacher with kids and adults. He is also awesome to listen to. I would love to have him play at a party sometime.
As a teacher, he is so laid back and flexible. He accommodates the students desires and will teach from the books (reading music) and will also teach improvisation, blues scales, etc. The kids love to bring in iPods with their music and have Chris teach them how to play their favorite songs. He has taught my boys how to "jazz up" a classical tune or give a jazz tune more of a rock feel. He really can do anything and the students never get bored.
My boys are 9 and 13 and they look forward to going to their lesson every week. They started with Chris at 5 and 6 years of age after having 4 years of traditional music lessons. Chris' lessons are far more rewarding and because of Chris I believe my boys will continue playing piano for years to come and will most likely have pianos in their own homes when they are adults. I wish I had the time to take lessons with him!
An excellent teacher. – Chris has really helped me progress further in my playing. He is a great teacher, and a very amiable guy. Definitely recommend him for any person who wants to learn or still wants to learn.
Piano Lessons that are FUN! – Chris was recommended to me by a close friend. I cannot thank her enough! He has been so patient with my boys and actually makes piano lessons fun! I cannot imagine anyone being better for my kids than Chris. He is amazingly talented in music and has the perfect personality to teach any age! I truly feel lucky to have found Chris Frangos!
An Amazingly Talented Pianist & Teacher – For the past 5 1/2 years, Chris has been an incredible teacher for my son, who started as a beginner with Chris when he was 9 years old. Chris has made the piano & music a FUN and always interesting activity. He did this by starting him right away with reading and with jazz improvisation. When my son was ready, Chris started writing out his some of favorite tunes(they are now hard rock) by ear to the level he was reading just to make music lessons more exciting. I have never heard Chris be angry or impatient. Chris is a fabulous piano player, playing all styles of music. My Father routinely brings my son to his lesson just to hear Chris play. Another wonderful thing: Chris helped us when we bought a piano by evaluating it before we purchased.
Piano Virtuoso – Chris has been a part of our lives for a long time and we cannot say enough about his talent as piano player and teacher. We have improved immensely over the years in our playing and also grown in our appreciation for jazz and many other styles of music. The piano is a versatile instrument and can cover numerous genres of music. Studying with Chris has exposed us to the possibilities of playing such an incredible instrument. Chris is awesome! He's a great guy. Extremely likable and never harsh or unfriendly. We have had him as a teacher for over 8 years and never regretted a moment.
Most musical person you've ever met! – Chris is remarkably musically gifted. Fun to work with. Great with kids. Creative.
He finds the jazz in everything.
Excellent Jazz piano teacher – I have 2 children that have been students with Chris for 1 1/2 years. Chris has been an amazingly inspirational teacher to them. First, just watching him play has brought so much admiration from all of us for the talent that Chris possesses. It is so obvious that what Chris has, just comes natural. My children have learned how to improvise songs by recomposing/rearranging. Chris is always patient and full of encouragement and praise. Often, one of my children will want to play a piece Chris is unfamiliar with. Chris will easily listen to a song on cd and write an arrangement to play for homework and practice. My other child who loves to sing as well as play piano, has benefitted greatly from Chris's ability to transpose music so that she can sing while playing. My children have had years of Classical piano as their foundation and have loved the new creativity that comes with Improvising. One very important perk for us is that Chris travels. With our busy schedules, it has been great having Chris come to our home for the lessons. We consider ourselves very lucky to have a great teacher for our children.
Super Piano Teacher – Chris has been the perfect teacher for me, he quickly figured out my learning style, accepted my goals, and has been patiently teaching me the challenging skill of Jazz improvisation in terms that I can undertand and in a way that is fun and rewarding. My experiences with Chris have delivered way more that I ever thought, and I look forward every week to our lessons and to practicing and learning something new. I've been working with Chris for a couple of years now and I've made a lot more progress than I thought I would, and I'm very satisfied.
Chris is also an amazing player, composer, and improviser, one of the best parts of any lesson is Chris demonstrating different interpretations of the piece we're working on, all performed with virtoucity and with an amazing speed of invention. I haven't seen Chris perform in public, but I have to say it must be impressive because watching and hearing him play in our lessons is mind blowing. His natural ability and command of the instrument is obvious at all times and with any genre of music. He regularly writes down new arrangements of tunes that I pick, either by ear, or from charts, reharmonizing them on the fly and then creating voice-leads that are easier for me to learn and perform, sometimes with pieces he's never heard before. It always amazes me.
Very Versatile Pianist – I had seen Chris play at a piano bar in Boston and knew that he would be fantastic with my jazz aficionado friends and relatives, so I hired him to play for a company hosted cocktail party attended by over a hundred people, many were client hopefuls. I can tell you that he was a big success. You name the jazz or contemporary standard, and he played it with great skill, passion and professionalism. Chris will add a wonderful musical atmosphere to your party and I highly recommend him. Chris is an extremely talented musician!
Chris is an excellent pianist for private parties, weddings, aniversary parties! – Chris is an excellent piano instructor as well as performer! Not only is he an excellent musician, he is is very professional and accomodating!
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