Chris Keeling

Chris has been playing various instruments for more than 16 years. He was the bassist for a local Jazz ensemble in Salzburg, Austria for three years. Since then, he has been active in various local music scenes around the United States and currently performs in Phoenix, AZ. Music is his first passion. Travel is his second.

  • Top 5 Parades in the World for Marching Bands

    Top 5 Parades in the World for Marching Bands

    Today I wanted to share my favorite parades around the world to march in.  The criteria I used in making this list includes the prestige of the event, its location, what there is to do after the...

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  • The Best Reasons to Travel Overseas!

    The Best Reasons to Travel Overseas!

    This list a bit of a “no-brainer”.  I think everyone sees the value in traveling abroad, but sometimes we don’t take the opportunities that are given to us to get out of the U.S. and see the...

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  • Top 5 Things to Do in Paris

    Top 5 Things to Do in Paris

    Paris is the city of lights, and there is no shortage of things to do and see here.  I wanted to share with everyone my top 5 things to do in Paris.  These are things that I have been fortunate...

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  • Top 5 Things Choirs Should See in Austria!

    Top 5 Things Choirs Should See in Austria!

    Austria is a beautiful country with a long, rich history of culture and art. Here are the top 5 things any choir or choral group should see while visiting!

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  • 5 Best Venues for Your Italy Performance Tour

    5 Best Venues for Your Italy Performance Tour

    Italy offers some of the world's best venues for musical performances. Here are our top 5 venues in Italy for traveling bands, choirs, and orchestras seeking only the finest performance spaces!

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  • What is the best way to learn to play music?

    What is the best way to learn to play music?

    Music is a form of communication.  It gives the performer a medium at which to communicate their emotions, feelings, and even complicated thoughts.  In a band, orchestra, and choir, music lets...

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  • Trying to Teach Music For the First Time

    Trying to Teach Music For the First Time

    My friend recently asked me to teach him the piano.  I have been playing music most of my life, but I have never tried to teach someone how to play.  Reluctantly, I said yes.  That night I went...

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  • My First Experience Performing Music Overseas

    My First Experience Performing Music Overseas

    (Photo Credit: Kanazawa) I just wanted to share the first time I was able to perform overseas, and why I can’t wait to get back.  I went to visit my brother who lives in Japan.  After being there...

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  • Why Do We Sing?

    Why Do We Sing?

    Why do we sing? This is a question that resonates in all singers. The answer to this question is as universal as it is unique...

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