About Chris Valente
Chris Valente has been teaching guitar and electric bass since 2008. He gained his mastery of the instrument through learning jazz at The Eastman School of Music and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. His passion for composition fueled his branching out to other fretted string instruments as well as percussion. Chris maintains his improvisational skills by playing jazz with local university students at jam sessions and various fusion bands.
Chris caters to the students' musical learning desires and delves deeply into the techniques and theory that make those compositions possible.
Chris loves a variety of music, and has a respect for all with areas of the craft. He enjoys music written or performed by Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Page, John Frusciante, Flume, and more.