Chris Barbosa

Chris Barbosa

Location: Tampa

Instruments: Viola, Piano, Voice, Guitar and Violin

Background: Chris started playing piano and viola from the age of 12. He graduated from H.W. Blake High School as the first chair violist, as well as performing in Carnegie Hall as first chair violist in the Tampa Bay Youth Symphony. He received a scholarship at FSU’s School of Music and studied under the direction of Dr. Pamela Ryan majoring in music performance.

Started Music Career: Chris played piano for the first time when he was 10. He developed from playing by ear, to learning how to read, and then eventually inspired to write scores of music. He took viola and piano lessons and self taught violin as well. Chris started teaching when he was 17 during his tenure with the Tampa Bay Youth Symphony. He is now continuing his career of teaching and performing throughout Florida and the U.S.

Education: Chris is a former student of FSU’s College of Music.

Area of Focus: Classical Violin and Viola, Classical Piano, Music Theory, Music Composition

Favorite Aspect of Teaching: Chris’s main goal is to ensure the students truly understand their instrument and music, so they can make a better connection with it. Chris wants to make the lesson as fun and illuminating as possible by creating a step by step process of learning and application.

Performance: Chris plays in a number of groups throughout The Tampa Bay Area. Some of them include the bluegrass band Boxcar Hollow, rock instrumental band The Porch Sessions, and jazz ensemble KELP. He has performed in music festivals, weddings, and corporate events across Florida and is a highly recommended recording artist.