Professional Performance & Instruction
Drawing on a wealth of musical experience and a deep passion for the instrument, I offer a wide variety of services including event and occasional music, guitar instruction, custom arrangements, digital recording, and sound reinforcement services. I live in the beautiful city of La Crosse, where the mighty Mississippi divides Wisconsin from Minnesota.
"Chris Rude did an amazing job for us!! He was extremely flexible and played all of our special requests. I strongly recommend Chris Rude!!!"
"Chris was a joy to work with! He is so talented. He made planning our wedding music with him so easy! I would definitely recommend him!"
"Chris was wonderful to work with! Extremely organized, excellent communication, flexible trying to work around various schedules, polite, punctual, and amazing ceremony music! Highly recommend!"
The classical guitar lends a touch of elegance and sophistication to any event. I play a wide variety of musical styles suitable for any venue or occasion:
Using your input, I can will tailor my repertoire to fit perfectly with the desired mood of your event. Call (608) 498 7761 now for a free consultation, or visit my Contact page to send me a message.
Having studied with a number of renowned masters, including the University of Denver's Ricardo Iznaola, I specialize in solo Classical Guitar, but I'm skilled in several other styles.
I am proud to offer lessons to students of all ages. For children and young beginners, I apply my skill and experience as a certified classroom teacher to engage and motivate.
For students with previous guitar experience, I assess skills and technical deficiencies, then create an effective lesson plan designed to yield rapid results.
In addition to weekly lessons, students of all ages are regularly invited to attend and perform in recitals and performances organized by Reed Music.