More than anything else, I want you to know more about my Savior, Jesus Christ! Nothing, and no one, has impacted my life like Jesus. Even through the hardest of times, He has given me the very peace, strength and hope that I needed! I have so much to be thankful for. Jesus truly is my best friend, and I hope He is yours, as well. If you don't know what He has done for you, and how much He can bless your life, I'd count it a privilege to tell you more. Please email me any time!
I was born to Al and Cheryl Rogers in California, the eldest of four; Rosaline, Brian and Eric. My love of music began at age nine when I embarked on a 12 years journey of learning. I studied under Sue Downs, Joanne Fumia, Sandy Cyphers, Magdeline Czabaranek, and Dr. Irene Bowling. How I thank them for the encouragement, patience, and inspiration they shared with me!
I have served as a church pianist for 15 years and taught private piano lessons for 13. Teaching has blessed me with some of my life’s best memories (and some hilarious ones, too!). A big “thank you” to each of my students for being such a special part of my life.
In addition to recitals, competitions, adjudications, state conventions, National Guild, and the California Certificate of Merit, I had the privilege of performing “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor” (1st movement, Tchaikovsky) and “Fantasia” (Beethoven) as a guest soloist with the Solano Community Symphony at the ages of 17 and 19.
I moved with my family to Port Orchard, Washington, at the age of 18. In 2003, the Lord brought Ruth Suko into my life and we were married on July 8, 2006. We praise the Lord for how He guided our lives to that point. On May 30, 2008 we welcomed our first child, Leo Christopher, into our home.
I currently continue my piano teaching/recording/performing career and Ruth and I are both actively involved at our church (Discovery Baptist). Hobbies include sports, photography, backpacking and hiking, graphic design, travel, and building our first home! The things we enjoy the most in life include being involved in Christian ministry, making memories with family and friends, and watching others smile and laugh!
Please visit our photo album for additional pictures of family and friends!
Click here to see the beautiful Lagerquist Hall (Pacific Lutheran University; Tacoma, WA) where Chris recorded his three albums on the best 9-foot Steinway he's ever played on.