Christian M. • Percussion Instructor
Christian is a versatile and in-demand percussionist specializing in popular & orchestral music. He has served contracts for over 100 musical theatre productions to date, most notably with the Marriott Theatre, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, Timberlake Playhouse, Porchlight Theatre, Metropolis, and the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble, to name a few. From 2016-2018, Christian toured extensively across the U.S as the drummer for the theatrical shows, ‘Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters’ & ‘A Carpenters’ Christmas’. He has backed artists that include Miguel Cervantes, Jose Maxi Ramos and Erbin R. Stanley (from Chicago Broadway’s ‘Hamilton”) as well as Precious Taylor and Andrea Prestinario. He is a frequent guest performer with Chicago jobbing band, The Bluewater Kings and has made appearances as a guest percussionist with the Fox Valley Orchestra.
As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, he has released 2 EP's of original music under his solo recording project, Geekd, having performed all instruments (keyboard, bass, guitar, drums and vocals) himself. Additionally, he collaborates regularly as a side man/session drummer for a variety of bands and solo acts throughout the local music scene.
Christian has previously taught for Sistema Ravinia, the People’s School, Downers Grove North High School, Schaumburg High School and the School of Rock-Elmhurst. In the fall of 2018, he served as a guest music instructor at the Cook County Jail, leading group drum circles for inmates.
Christian is a graduate of the DePaul University School of Music.