SHOP SMALL // Chris Carson Music, Holliston MA
Happy Tuesday friends! Throughout my SHOP SMALL business blog series I have been able to work with such a variety of businesses and today I will be highlighting a local musician! Chris Carson, who owns Chris Carson Music, lives and breathes music. He began studying music at just six years old! He continued to study in high school and college, where he attended Longy School of Music at Bard College and earned a Master's Degree in Collaborative Piano. Chris started his own business 12 years ago. What started out with a few music gigs here and there and 2 piano students has grown into a full-time thriving business! Chris offers a variety of services such as piano lessons, gigs for events, weddings and parties, concerts, accompanying and coaching/audition preparation.
Before the pandemic Chris was providing in-home piano lessons. He mentioned to me that when he was younger he remembers going right from school to his piano lessons, that were sometimes an hour away! He said by the time he got home it was already time for dinner! When he began offering piano lessons he decided to provide in-home sessions so that there was less travel and effort required by the students and their families. This proved to be very popular and he became fully booked with student lessons. He now teaches virtually due to the pandemic but hopes to return to in-person lessons when it is safe to do so.
I truly loved photographing Chris and capturing all the details as he played the piano! There is something so beautiful about witnessing someone so immersed in their skill and passion. It was also really fun to use my creative eye during this session.
When Chris isn't teaching piano or tending to the many other facets of his business you can most likely find him spending time with his wife and children, playing video games, sometimes against the parents of his students, hah! He also enjoys baking and proclaims to bake a mean chocolate raspberry cheesecake from scratch which sounds absolutely heavenly. I love learning what hobbies people are interested in because it gives you a little more insight into who they are!
If you want to learn more about Chris Carson and his music business you can head over to his WEBSITE. You should also follow along on Facebook where he posts videos of him playing the piano as well as events that he is participating in, whether it be virtual due to the pandemic, or in person when his events can safely happen!