Kris Schulz

My passion is performing, composing and teaching music. My specialty is guitar, all forms of it,  and playing music brings me joy on a level that can’t be compared to anything else I’ve experienced – well almost anything. You see while I was following my heart to be an artist, a funny thing happened. I discovered an equal passion to share my musical knowledge with others.

For almost 30 years, I have balanced my career as an artist with my passion for teaching others. Along the way, I have learned a very important lesson on musical fulfillment: only play what you love! Our time is too valuable to waste on learning music you don’t like – it’s as simple as that.

I believe every second of energy we devote to our passions should serve self-fulfillment and personal growth. People excel at things they love to do. If they’re taught tools and strategies to accelerate their learning and combine efficiency with true passion, incredible results and growth will happen!

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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