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Chris Malinowski - Guitar Lessons
Chris Malinowski - Guitar Lessons
Chris Malinowski - Guitar Teacher

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Christopher "Mal" Malinowski -Guitar Instructor

Education: Bachelor of Science in Cinema and Photography - Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Gracefully thrown into teaching at the age of eleven by his father Mal (owner of Mal's Music - 1979-2003), guitar instruction has been an integral part of Chris's existence since 1981. The methodology that Chris utilizes is one that was passed down to him by Mal and one in which he trusts implicitly.

All of Chris's students are given a similar (and very thorough) lesson structure, which includes: technique exercises (fingering and picking), chord studies (basic and advanced), scale work (primary, intermediate, and professional), music reading and theory (all of his students read or will read), genre studies (Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Folk, Country, Avant-Garde, Classical - this is the student's choice), improvisation and solo composition, and, ultimately, a guide through the process of crafting ORIGINAL MATERIAL, including vocal work and performance preparation. After the student progresses somewhat, she/he may begin to bring in a song of her/his choice to learn every fourth week of lessons, with the understanding that the student will return to the coursework the next week or the week following.

The aforementioned coursework is given at a leisurely pace, with a sense of humor intact and without condescension. Chris views all of his students as EQUALS and FRIENDS. He does not believe in talent, only dedication to the instrument. Chris's goal is to demystify the instrument for the student, enabling her/him to play comfortably and beyond and, additionally, to encourage the individual to honor her/his eccentricities regarding playing style and songwriting capability.

Chris is the guitarist/singer for the band THE COLLINGWOOD (,,

You can find Chris's music on iTunes and Spotify under releases by The Collingwood

He is also a still photographer, a filmmaker, and a competitive runner. Find him on Facebook for performance dates, installation information, and film screenings or at

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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Great Transaction March 11, 2016
Reviewer: Erin from Wilmington, DE United States  
My husband hasn't done his lessons yet, but the online ordering of lessons was very easy to do.  I got to compare instructors and pick one and a staff member at the store wrote me write away to schedule a date and time.

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Ballin' Teacher February 11, 2015
Reviewer: John Cheek  
Chris is an excellent teacher with lots of skill and passion.  He's funny, and a pleasure to be around. Wish I could still be his student.

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