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New York City Music Teachers

Chris Agar

Chris Agar

Instruments and Services

Electric Bass Lessons | Bass Guitar Lessons, Double Bass Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Online Lessons


Queens, NY

I am an active professional musician in NYC, and I have taught students of varying skill throughout my 16 years of study.

Pop, jazz, blues, rock, basic samba, basic salsa, and anything with a groove

10 and up



Chris Agar is a NYC-based bassist, Musical Director, and arranger with roots in Metro Detroit. Although formally trained in the jazz idiom, Chris’ skillful musicianship and collaborative approach have allowed him to forge artistic relationships spanning multiple genres. He regularly performs with a number of bands and is actively involved in cabaret and theatrical productions.

Notable performances include Idina Menzel, Rob Mounsey, Meghan Trainor (session), as well as international tours.


Major Performance Credits

Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked, Glee)

Rob Mounsey (Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Steely Dan, etc.)

David Friedman (Composer & Conductor, Disney, etc.)

Royal Caribbean International Musical Director & Orchestra Bassist

Princess Cruise Lines Orchestra Bassist

DDWhite Musical Director

Chicago: The Musical Allure of the Seas Bassist

Professional Musicals & Production Shows

Desperate Measures (David Friedman musical)

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown — The York Theatre Company

Shades of Bublé

Two on Tap

NYMF: A Scythe of Time

Band Geeks

Urinetown – Fracture Theatre Co.-

Alec Wilder Tribute Tribute

Gigantic – Vineyard Theatre Co.

City of Angels

The Addams Family

13 the Musical


Piano Man (Princess)

City of Dreams

Motor City (Motown Show)

Piano Man (RCI)

Professional Performances

Marisa Dargahi

Sera Symphony

Charlie Johnson

The Platters (Official)

Tony Tillman


Lovena B. Fox

Scott Record

Earl Turner

Paul Boland

The Unexpected Boys


Cotton Club Big Band

The Dame Edna Experience

Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra


University of Michigan Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies, 2009

Studied with:

Robert Hurst

Diana Gannett

Dennis Wilson (Arranger/Trombonist)

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