Chris Emkey is a professional musician and music teacher based in Central Pennsylvania. Originally from Reading, PA, his start in music came at age 9, stumbling through “Ode to Joy” by ear at home after hearing it played by the school band.
After gigging his way through high school in local bars and restaurants, Chris enrolled in Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he earned a degree in Piano Performance.
After graduating in 2016 Chris headed to Nashville, Tennessee, where he spent over 6 years performing and recording with dozens of bands and artists as well as teaching private piano lessons.
During this time, he was able to work with some of the Music Industry’s best, including jazz keyboardist Karlton Taylor (Victor Wooten), blues guitarist Carl Stewart (BB King), rock guitarist Kris Bell (Bo Bice) and country drummer Vincent Dee (Brenda Lee).
Now back in PA, Chris continues to use this depth and variety of experience to create memorable live performances and an inspiring and creative teaching environment.