Musical DirectorJunior Workshop Musical Director, Protege Cabaret, Protege Cares, Private Piano Instruction, Private Guitar Instruction
Chris Burke has been with Lighthouse Youth Theatre since the very beginning! He has been teaching and playing music professionally in Westchester for 10 years. Instruments include piano, hammond organ, bass guitar, guitar, accordion, and tuba. He has been the musical director for over 50 youth theater productions for while working regularly in the orchestra pit at Westchester Broadway Theater and Yorktown Stage. Chris studied at the University of Rochester, The Ontario Institute for Audio Recording Technology, and is currently working towards his Masters in Music Education at Lehman College.
Chris’ teaching process begins with identifying what will be the “hook” that excites the student, and keeps him/her motivated to put in the necessary work to maximize the rewards music can give. By maintaining a flexible approach to styles, techniques, and methods, he can avoid the student “burning out”, and keeping a positive relationship with his/her instrument.