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Teachers at the Old Town School

Chris Corsale

Chris Corsale has been playing guitar and singing on the Chicago music scene for about 15 years, and currently plays with The Right Now and as a solo act. Having studied guitar in northern New Jersey where he grew up, he moved to Chicago in 1996 and formed a number of bands, including a large original disco band and a very silly cover band. In 2005 he began touring with 56 Hope Road, and then joined The Right Now and continued to tour the country from Boston to New Orleans to Austin and all over the Midwest. In recent years their music has been featured in episodes of 90210 and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and their two albums have been critically acclaimed. Between all of these projects and his long-running stints at Costello Sandwiches and Potbelly's, Chris has played well over 1,000 shows.

Chris has been teaching private guitar lessons since 2006, and became a full-time musician in 2008. He took a keen interest in solo guitar interpretations, learning how to represent fully-arranged pop songs with just one instrument, and trying to integrate pop and R&B songs into a scene that was dominated by folk and rock songs.

With a degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois, he takes a positive, patient approach with his students. Having fun with the learning process can make it that much more rewarding.

Started at the Old Town School in September of 2013