Teaching songwriting at Redhouse's Rock Camp. 
Photo by Peggy Mitchell

Chris has been working with young performers for over ten years, most recently in CT for The Elizabeth Anne Carlson Foundation (Masterclass), Playhouse on Park, The Music Center of North Haven, Company N' Tempo, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Unified Theatre, as Program Director at Oddfellows Playhouse, and public schools across the state, as well as out of his private studio. He has also taught in Bronx Public Schools, Syracuse City Schools, and served as Education Associate at Redhouse Arts Center. Former students have gone on to high level performing arts undergraduate programs across the country including UConn, AMDA, Purchase College, Brandeis, Northwestern, Manhattanville College, Crane School of Music, Marymount Manhattan, Syracuse University, and many more, and have been seen on professional stages across the country.

He is currently working with UConn BFA and MFA students as the music director at Connecticut Repertory Theatre.


Specialties include:

  • College Audition Prep

    • Musical Theater​

    • Acting (Classical & Contemporary)

    • Vocal Music

    • Instrumental Music (Drums/Percussion, Guitars, Electric Bass, Piano)

  • Theater Audition Coaching

    • Musical Theater

    • Shakespeare

    • Contemporary Plays

  • Students with cognitive, physical, and other disabilities.

Want to learn more?




The Penguin Tango at Redhouse Arts Center.
Photo by Genevieve Fridley

© 2019 by Chris Coffey


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