Hi, my name is Chris Owenby, your helpful music teacher professional! I’m a composer and piano teacher among many other things, including my greatest passion – being the best husband I can be to my lovely wife and the best father I can be to my two beautiful little girls.
I’ve taught piano, voice, music composition, and theory to countless students of all ages in private and classroom settings for over 12 years.
As a music teacher, I’ve always enjoyed the opportunity to pour into the lives of young people by sharing my experience and love for music.
In April 2015 I made a major career shift from my private lesson studio and classroom settings into full-time music ministry. Of course, teaching opportunities come along with the job, but I’ve truly missed imparting my love and passion for music and creativity to students in these settings.
Then I had an idea.
Why not become a resource for other music teachers passionate about the same things!
I could start a blog where I talk about effective practice habits. Offer teaching tips. Recount stories from my teaching experience. Create reliable resources. And compose piano pieces that spark creativity and learning in the private lesson studio.
Well, that’s what I’ve done.
PracticeHabits.co is a resource for you! A trusted and reliable resource that you can depend on for all of the above.
What are you struggling with in your private lessons? What kinds of practice resources would aid you in your lesson preparation? Are their particular styles of music that might spark creativity and passion in your students?
So, thanks for listening and visiting the site. I look forward to getting to know you and learning all about the important work you’re doing!
Keep it up and drop me a line sometime : )
More about Chris –
Award-winning composer Chris Owenby is a celebrated composer of music spanning multiple genres.
His music has enjoyed performances by the Goliard ensemble, the Northwestern College Choir, the DeKalb Choral Guild, the Flint River Trio, the Terminus New Music Ensemble, the Brass Standard, the LaGrange College Singers, the Sons of Lafayette, and members of the Columbus, Atlanta, and LaGrange Symphony Orchestras.
His music has received recognition and awards from the College Music Society (2010, 2011, and 2012 Southern Regional), Vox Reflexa’s New Millenium Composer’s Forum CD Project, and the Dekalb Choral Guild’s 2009 Young Composer’s Competition.
His published works include Could It Be (Emerson Music), O Magnum Mysterium, Our True Savior, and Supernova (Imagine Music Publishing).
His choral music, instrumental music, and songs have aired on National Public Radio, the Immanuel Broadcasting Network, White Dove Radio, and Bigloo Christian Radio among other stations.