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Music Philosophy: I'm a native of California and was raised in the San Fernando Valley. Laurel Canyon was almost in my backyard.  I grew up in a home filled with music and my dad has always been a professional musician. I've been 'trying' to play since I was 13 years old....I'm still learning today. In California, I spent a fair amount of time at the ocean both watching the waves and in the water. The waves and the water have become my best analogy for music. 

  1. As long as here, you might as well play.
  2. Let the wave lift you up.
  3. The wave is always more fun with others. Never go swimming alone.
  4. Play nicely.
  5. If others are selfish, find another wave. Life's too short to put up with b*****it.
  6. Don't worry, there will always be another wave. 
  7. The wave is, figuratively, the foundation and tempo of a song. Ride it. Don't drag, don't rush. Find the groove.

To learn more about lessons, scheduling and rates, please feel free to contact me.

Chris Dugmore
Text or VM: 703-996-9290

Here's are my instagram links.. I'm horrible at social media and never really know what to post. The reality is that I don't really have the time being a husband, father, music teacher and performer.

(At this time, I haven't posted anything but a link to this website. I do have YouTube but only post private lesson content for students here... so far)
(mostly I follow bass players here and occasionally remix content. I usually ask permission to remix first, unless it's an invitation, but that hasn't always been true. Anyway, take a look if you're curious.)
(I follow mostly indie and local musicians here. Ultimately my goal is to trick the instagram AI into leading me to talented artists. If you're interested in collaborating, please email me.

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