Harmony Music House
Private and group music lessons | Boulder CO | Established in 2010

Dobro / Steel Guitar

Boulder’s Home for dobro and Steel guitar lessons

Chris Herbst - Beginner to Advanced

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Originally from Vancouver BC, Chris is a dual citizen, multi-instrumentalist with an affinity for early jazz, swing, blues, bluegrass, rock, funk, country and various world musics. He began playing the guitar at the age of twelve and soon formed a garage band that played together every day till the end of high school. Chris attended Vancouver Community College and earned a diploma in jazz guitar. After college he was performing in blues and funk bands when he stumbled across a bluegrass jam. The Bluegrass bug bit him and he has never quite recovered. He learned to play each of the bluegrass instruments but Dobro wound up being the vehicle that has had him touring across the USA, Canada and Europe with a wide variety of acts. An armchair musicologist Chris loves to travel and always makes an effort to connect with local musicians wherever he goes. He has also traveled specifically for study including trips to Nashville and Kolkata, India. In 2016 after a 6 month stint living in New Orleans Chris moved to the front range of Colorado to play Dobro with popular touring act Thunder and Rain. Recently Chris has decided to stop touring, settle down next to the mountains in Boulder, teach lessons and raise his growing family. Chris has 20 years of teaching experience doing private and group lessons at music stores, folk clubs, out of his house and at music camps. He believes strongly in helping students learn the musical styles/repertoire that interest them while at the same time teaching the fundamentals of music including theory, timing, ear training, scales, harmony, technique, rhythm etc...