Chris Nastri is a private guitar instructor in Scottsdale, Arizona. He owns and operates Phoenix Guitar Lessons and teaches private and group guitar lessons from his home jam studio, which is fully equipped with drums, bass, keys, pro-tools recording, amps and, of course, lots and lots of guitars! Chris teaches a wide variety of styles and teaches all ages, from as young as 8 years old all the way to students in their 80’s. Chris strongly believes that any one can become a musician and welcomes students with no music experience, the only requirement is the desire to have fun and play music. Chris prides himself on being able to create a custom lesson plan for each student and help them reach their specific goals.
Chris is originally from Connecticut and began playing guitar at the age of 15, influenced by 80’s and 90’s rock and metal music and classic rock. After relocating to Arizona in 2000, Chris attended the ASU School of Music as a Jazz guitar major for three years and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Education. After college he went on to play in many rock bands including an 8 year journey with the female-fronted original rock band Frequis, which released two albums.
During all this time Chris made his living teaching guitar lessons. Chris will tell you himself that he was not a natural and struggled every step of the way becoming a professional musician, but this fact makes him a very effective music teacher. He enjoys helping students through their own struggles by teaching them to practice effectively and to never give up.