Greg Coles

Gregory is a musician and composer hailing from Perth, Western Australia with 20 years experience in the music industry. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2002 with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Classical Composition, and in 2004 he graduated with a Diploma of Jazz Studies majoring on the Double Bass.

He has played Double Bass in numerous jazz settings including big bands, quartets and smaller ensembles, as well as in Classical Orchestras. He was a member of the Tango fusion band Zigatango that toured Australia in the early 2000’s, playing at festivals including Fairbridge and Cygnet Folk Festival. On the bass guitar he has played in rock cover bands, original alternative rock bands and the pop rock band The Woodenelves, who played Canadian Music Week in 2007.

His compositions have been played by Australian ensemble Defying Gravity, and in 2011, he was commissioned by the Mt Lawley Senior High School percussion ensemble. Performances of his work have been heard on ABC Radio in Australia. Currently he is recording and composing electro-acoustic music using Ableton and a range of hardware and modular synths.

In 2010 he graduated with an education qualification and since then has been teaching music in secondary schools in Australia and also in the United Kingdom.

I am Richard, I work at Electronic Arts. I’ve been taking lessons with Chris Schulz at Horizon School of Music here at Electronic Arts for the last five or six years. I really value the lessons on a weekly basis because they allow me to come down and unwind a little bit unplug from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of work as well as Chris has gone above and beyond in helping me unlock my music writing skills…

Richard Pyra / Electronic Arts

Kris is the best music coach I’ve ever had. And I mean music, not just guitar; and coach, not just teacher...

In 10 years, Kris has taken me from “never touched a guitar” to improvising-and-composing, which is not anything I was expecting, at my age. Unlike any of my previous teachers, Kris tailors his lessons to what I want. Continually. So expect discussion. You want to shred? Memorize the entire works of Pink Floyd? Learn the blues? Get into flamenco or Travis picking? Do some recording? Just ask. And best of all, the emphasis is on FUN. Always.

If you are looking for inspiration beyond those YouTube guitar tutorials, look no further. You’ll get out what you put in - the harder you work, the more comes pouring out of this man!

Reena Meijer-Drees

I can say this honestly, Kris is the best teacher that I have ever had; period; in any subject. There is always a goal to achieve and a way to get there. Kris’ musical knowledge is vast, much more than just the guitar and he never stops obtaining more skill and knowledge. The Kris that gave me lessons years ago, is not the same Kris I am getting lessons from now.

No matter what Kris has planned, he is willing to set it all aside when I come in and say, “I’ve been writing this song and I need a little help.” He understands that when inspiration hits, everything else can wait until that new song is done. I have 2 albums out and 1 being worked on now. Kris has touched every song.

Chet Kemp

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