Studio Director/Owner

Christopher Yates, Director of Rivertown Music Studio brings more than 25 years of professional performing and performing arts instruction to our students. Being born into very musical family, Christopher’s career in music and theater began at an early age touring the tri-state area with Yates Musical Theatre. His career includes many NYC appearances, Broadway National Tours, and regional theaters in all 48 continental states. Broadway highlights include Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde, Blood Brothers and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Christopher’s voice can also be heard on many voice-overs and animated films.

In addition to performing, Chris is a graduate of Seton Hall University with degrees in music and communications. He has worked as a teaching artist, director, and workshop leader in several colleges, public and private schools; as well as teaching at Hoff Barthelson School of Music and directing for the Pelham Children’s Theatre in Westchester.


The Rivertown Music Studio Staff

Our instructors all share a passion for music and the performing arts, while offering their own unique perspectives for bringing that love and knowledge of music to our students. We provide continuing education and training, so that our teachers are always learning new ways to inspire and communicate with their students. Our multi-sensory methods, manipulatives and innovative resources help keep students motivated from week to week. These programs also allow teachers to be flexible and customize lessons to meet the different needs of each student.

We make every effort to match our students with a teacher that will result in the most rewarding musical experience.