Mr. Hudson studied at Interlochen Arts School, the Manhattan School of Music and holds a BA from West Virginia State University. In addition to studying at these institutions he has studied with John Riley, Kenny Washington, Marvin “Smitty” Smith and others. As a player Chris performs on a regular basis. Some the people Chris has played with include Bob Thompson, Vince Lewis, Frank Gambale, Ted Shumate and other. He teaches his students to count and interpret music the way professionals approach the subject. Areas of study may include marching percussion, orchestral percussion, big band, Latin, blues, jazz, Brazilian, rock and country. He assesses the student’s level and prepares a study plan that is best for reaching their goals in drumming. His goal is to enrich his student’s life through the mastery of their instrument.