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Become a More Versatile, Confident, & Creative Musician

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Creative Strings Academy Membership 1 MONTH FREE TRIAL
Creative Strings Academy Membership 1 MONTH FREE TRIAL
Creative Strings Academy Membership. Gain access to all of Christian Howes’s 200+ online videos and materials! Try the first full month FREE – cancel at anytime.
Price: $39.95
About me, Christian Howes:

Classically trained from age 5, I became curious in my teens.

That curiosity helped me go beyond classical, find my creative voice, and teach what I learned. 

While an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, my work was adopted, and is still used, as required study for all string majors.

Since then I’ve taught classes at Juilliard, Eastman, Oberlin, Miami, and other colleges, schools, and conferences, while refining my curriculum.

I founded“Creative Strings“, an organization with a mission to expand music education through the creation of online curriculum, annual conferences, and hundreds of visits to schools as a clinician for orchestra students and a teacher trainer.

I was voted #1 in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“Rising Stars/Violin”), named among the top three jazz violinists in the JazzTimes critics poll, and nominated for Violinist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association.

More importantly, I’ve helped thousands of musicians just like you develop the confidence and ability to…

When you gain musical understanding and lean into your creativity, it changes how you feel about music and yourself.

You'll be able to...

In short, you'll be ready to thrive as a musician and/or teacher on your own terms.

I support every student whether you’re an adult learner, private studio teacher, elite classical player, or an established star like the people below.

Players who credit my teaching:

Michael Doucet

Grammy-winning Cajun fiddler

Aubrey Hanie

the most recorded Nashville Session Fiddle Player today

Leah Zeger

(Hans Zimmer)

Alex Hargreaves

(Chris Thile)

Mike Barnett

(Ricky Skaggs)

Jeremy Kittle

(Turtle Island String Quartet)

Andrea Whitt

(Shania Twain)

Jason Anick

(Rhythm Futures Quartet)

and others...

I consider Chris Howes to be among the top 5 best jazz violinists of the new generation
Jean-Luc Ponty

Gain a Clear Method for Harmony, Improvisation, & Contemporary Styles

Harmony

Because of our training, most string players struggle to hear and apply harmony.

We’re led to assume that if we listen and try harder, we’ll get it. This causes wasted time, frustration, and limiting beliefs like thinking,  “I’m not a creative type”…or,  “I’ll never learn to improvise…”

Like most Suzuki kids, I was proud of my ears- Until I tried to hear the harmonies.

I struggled to recognize chords.

I struggled to hear melodies which were different from classical melodies.

Finally I found a way to recognize and follow the chords of songs. 

How to Visualize Harmony on a String Instrument

I discovered that visualizing the chords on paper made it easier to find chords on the violin.
 

I made a simple diagram to see the chords, and came up with exercises to internalize them. After 10 minutes with these exercises, you’ll have a “night and day” revelation about harmony; and a clear way to never feel lost again.

After that, I’ll show you:

The best part:  You’ll accomplish more in less time by changing the way you practice.

Play in Different Styles

Once you can see chords on your instrument, playing different styles is much easier. I’ll help you understand the differences between fiddle tunes, pop, Latin, Jazz, and other styles. I’ll break down the melodies, bass lines, inner voices, and grooves.

Master Your Creative Process

When you practice, do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions?

I’ll show you how to create something new every time you pick up your instrument, regardless of your technical ability or knowledge of theory. After 20 minutes with my Free Improvisation course, you’ll be creating things you never thought possible.

Classical training is great- but it leaves huge gaps in our musical skills and awareness

Bridge those gaps with my clear methods to help you gain comfort with Harmony, Style/Rhythmic Forms, & your Creative Process.

Whether you’re just beginning to go beyond classical, an intermediate improviser, or advanced, you’ll become a more versatile and creative player (or teacher) with access to all materials, including video trainings, PDF’s, and backing tracks.

Creative Strings Academy Membership 1 MONTH FREE TRIAL
Creative Strings Academy Membership 1 MONTH FREE TRIAL
Creative Strings Academy Membership. Gain access to all of Christian Howes's 200+ online videos and materials! Try the first full month FREE - cancel at anytime.
Price: $39.95

Training for All Levels (Violin, Viola, & Cello)

You'll also discover:

"Is it right for me?"

If you can say “yes” to any of these questions, I believe you’re a perfect fit for the Creative Strings Academy.

My Guarantee:

If you spend as little as two hours per week with this course, you’ll gain these takeaways:

The Best Part:

If you think there’s a chance Creative Strings Academy will work for you, enroll today and see for yourself.

If you’re not happy for any reason, simply cancel during 30 days, without paying a dime.

You’ll still receive EIGHT of my popular books, & a free private lesson valued at $150.

What's training like this worth to you?

or you could consider everything I’ve shared here and…

Get it for free

 I recommend you take advantage of this limited time offer, unless you’re just not interested in being a more versatile and creative musician. 

If you miss this, please don’t email me asking for it. When it’s done, it’s done!
 

Imagine for a moment that you DON’T do this today. What if you do nothing?

If you want to overcome whatever’s been holding you back from being a more confident, versatile musician or teacher, click the button below for your free trial, provide your information, and hit “submit.”

You won’t pay a dime for 30 days. 

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Creative Strings Academy Membership 1 MONTH FREE TRIAL
Creative Strings Academy Membership 1 MONTH FREE TRIAL
Creative Strings Academy Membership. Gain access to all of Christian Howes's 200+ online videos and materials! Try the first full month FREE - cancel at anytime.
Price: $39.95