The Music Connection

Making the musician's
dream a reality!

 
 

Chris Mullins

Chris Mullins
 
Soundcloud.com/FreddyChrisMullins

Cost of lessons: $25 per half hour lesson (Must be paid monthly, usually $100/month)
 
 
 
 
Private teaching experience: 12 years
 
Instruments Taught: Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo (Clawhammer Style), Electric Bass

Teaching Specialization: Theory, Composition, Bluegrass, Country, Pop

EDUCATION:

Master of Music, Composition, Eastern Kentucky University - December, 2015

Bachelor of Music, The New Zealand School of Music (Victoria University of Wellington) - 2009

Certification, Audio Engineering and Music Production, Long Island School Recording Arts, 2005

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Private Music Teacher, 2004 - Present

Guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, theory

Instructor, July 2010 – June 2014

Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music; Hazard, Kentucky

Developed online courses, integrating Blackboard. Provided student advising and assisting students

with goal clarification. Became familiar with essential language in order to write and be awarded

grants. Converted an old elementary school into a state-of-the-art performing arts venue and

recording studio. Taught classes on recording and theory, individual music lessons and ensembles.

Resident Musician, March 2004 – February 2007

The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum; Renfro Valley, Kentucky

Researched and produced educational series chronicling the history of Appalachian music and its

evolution. Incorporated outreach, grant writing, curating/archiving, musical performance, and sound

engineering. Booked and promoted concerts/festivals. Sold tickets and merchandise in gift shop.

American Music Consultant and Performer

Kentucky Educational Television, - Fall 2006

Collaborated with television producers to create and feature in a special video series for music

teachers from grades K-12. Series included performances, interviews and demonstrations to assist

teachers in ways to utilize technology when teaching music to children. Authored a special article,

entitled: “Mobile recording stations and tips for schools that want to improve their live sound quality.”

Mandolin Instructor, July 2006

Cowan Creek Mountain Music School Faculty; Whitesburg, Kentucky

Provided small group workshops in instrument proficiency

Publication Project Director, Music and Books 2004-2007

Rockcastle County Kentucky Schools

Served as an editor for music programs and student (high school) authored biographies

MUSICAL RESIDENCIES


Provided entertainment and historical instruction on the evolution of Appalachian music for students

K-12 as part of arts education.

• Roundstone Elementary (2004/2006/2012) • Brodhead Elementary (2004)

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• Mt. Vernon Elementary (2004)

• Rockcastle County Alternative (2004)

• Rockcastle County High School (2005)

• Rockcastle County Middle

(2005/2011/2012)

• Hustonville Elementary (Spring 2005)

• Crab Orchard Elementary (Spring 2005)

• Rowan County Christian Academy (2005)

• Pulaski (Spring 2005)

• East Bernsted Elementary (Spring 2005)

• Kentucky Center for the Arts (Summer

2005)

• Southern Pulaski Elementary (Fall 2005)

• Corbin Middle (Winter 2008)

• Corbin Intermediate (Winter 2009)

• Madison Middle (2010)

• Hazard Middle and High School (2012/13)

• Alice Loyd College (2013)

• Viper Elementary School (2013)

TECHNICAL AUDIO EXPERIENCE

Disc Jockey 2011 - 2013

WSGS Radio Station (FM station with largest coverage area in Kentucky), Hazard, Kentucky

Prepared and conducted live broadcasts, including music, advertisements, and on-air interviews.

Always well-prepared and knowledgeable of all equipment in order to produce seamless

programming.

Audio Engineer, 2007/08

The Center for Rural Development, Somerset, Kentucky

Applied sound engineering knowledge to live theatre productions.

Assistant Sound Engineer, 2008

“Introducing the Guo Flute”: Guo Flute Co. Taiwan, Recorded in New Zealand

Sound Engineer, 2009 - 2009

Wellington Folk Festival, Wellington New Zealand

Engineer/Mixer

“Live,” Album, Ballyscully (one of New Zealand’s premiere bands) 2007 – 2008

NOTABLE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Performer, Electric Guitar, 2009

The New Zealand Association of Organists National Congress

Bass Guitarist, Fall 2005

Boots Randolph, legendary jazz saxophonist and accompanist for Elvis Presley

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

• Audio Engineering Society, The Nashville Recording Workshop – 2013

• HealthRHYTHMS - Music Therapy Group Drumming Facilitator Training – 2012