Chris Thorne


Have you ever wanted to peel off a jazz riff on the saxophone, or play that opening riff from Rhapsody in Blue on the clarinet? Saxophone and clarinet teacher Chris Thorn will expertly move you from squeaks and honks to playing beautiful music with a soulful tone faster than you thought possible. Our resident "single-reed" instructor moved to Chico from San Diego in 2013 to study music and play with the Chico State Wind Ensemble and Jazz Xpress and would love to share his performance experience with you. 

Chris is a multi-genre instrumentalist comfortable playing and teaching pop, rock, classical, and jazz on the saxophone, as well as clarinet and flute. Whether you’re beginning or already on your way, Chris will take your playing to the next level.