Young emerging artist Chris Teed is an organist and jazz keyboardist who joined the team at Wakeley Organs in 2014. His interest lies in the construction, timber restoration, tonal, and in particular the electronics and electrical aspects of organ building.
Chris is a young emerging artist who joined the team at Wakeley Organs in 2014. Having begun his piano studies at age 6, he continued his piano studies with Christopher Whitehead and piano and organ with Michael Bottomley in his youth. Chris has explored a broader range of musical genres such as jazz, rock, funk, blues, classical and world music . He specialised in improvised keyboard with his band The Exit Crowd, largely influence by Australian band The Cat Empire. From 2012-2014, he performed with the Choir of Christ Church, Castlemaine. He performed with the choir of The Church of the Resurrection, Macedon from 2016 - 2020, where he also held the position of Organ Scholar in 2017. Since joining the team at WPO, Chris has developed expertise in leatherwork, woodwork, and the pneumatic aspects of electro-pneumatic action. He holds a particular interest in the electronic and electrical aspects of organ building, and is developing his skills in this area. In 2019 he joined the tuning team. He also forms part of the international team connected to the Gulangyu Organ Museum in China, where he enjoys opportunities for cultural exchange, training, and site management. He has been part of the core team on site on Wakeley Organs’ major projects, including St Xavier Cathedral Adelaide, Gulangyu Organ Museum, St Paul’s Geelong, St Stephen’s, Richmond, Holy Trinity East Melbourne, Queens College, St John’s Southgate, and St John’s Camberwell.
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