Chris is a native of New Orleans and began studying violin with Lee Coker. In high school he was the 1993 winner of the Louisiana Philharmonic's young artist competition, and was a member of the 1994 National High School Honors Orchestra. Chris continued his studies at the University of Southern Mississippi with Jerrie Lucktenberg, later finishing a degree in Performance at the University of Alabama, doubling in Violin and Viola. Chris has held violin and viola positions in orchestras throughout the southeast, and was a teaching assistant at the Brevard Music Center for two summers.
Christopher Lanier is currently not instructing any classes.