Brewster, NY - 845.279.3279

Formerly known as Pondside Music Studio, The Chris Milillo Music School is a private music school owned and operated by full time professional musician and educator, Chris Milillo, offering quality music instruction for all ages and levels. The teaching facility, which integrates with Chris' personal recording studio, provides a state of the art multi-media learning environment, perfectly suited for Chris' highly interactive, practical, and personal approach to music education. At The Chris Milillo Music School, learning, playing, and creating music is a fun, challenging, and fulfilling experience for musicians of all ages and levels.

The location also serves as home base to Chris' Funk Factor Music Productions, (see Music Services). Students are encouraged to take advantage of the facilities to record their music, shoot a cover video for YouTube, learn about digital recording, or anything else music related!

Music Education

  • Private Lessons
    • Guitar (Electric, Acoustic)
    • Drums (Drum Set, Snare Drum)
    • Bass Guitar
    • Piano and Keyboards
    • Music Theory
    • Rhythm Study
    • Basics of Home Recording
    • Music Technology 101
  • Band Workshops & Band Coaching
  • Rhythm Section Workshops

Studio News

Student Referral Program: FREE LESSONS!! 

Students and Parents,

Thank you all for your continued help in spreading the word about the school. To show my appreciation, I'd like to announce a special offer: If you refer a friend or relative (or even a stranger) for private lessons, and they sign up and pay for at least 1 month, you will receive a free lesson. This offer has no limit; for every student you refer, you get a free lesson. It's that simple! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.



Music Services

  • Live Music For All Occasions
  • Bands and Musicians for Hire
  • Recording and Music Production
  • Custom Music and Jingles for Film, TV, Radio & Web
  • Live Drum Tracks, Beats and Loops
  • In-House Session Drummer


Chris jams with Shane A. during a recent lesson.