Chris Teesdale- AKA Mr. Hamilton 

I am originally from Lexington, KY where I attended Tates Creek High School. I began playing piano in the third grade, and enjoyed singing in my church choirs throughout my youth and childhood. In fifth grade I started playing percussion. I attended the University of Louisville, where I studied percussion & music education. After college I taught percussion at several high school band programs. 
I began my career with Willis Music as Assistant Manager of the Lexington location in August 2013. I became the Store Manager in February 2014. After several years as a music educator while also working a few sales jobs along the way, coming to Willis Music to serve the Central Kentucky community has truly been an honor. I look forward to coming to work each day, and I am excited about the future for Willis Music in Lexington and beyond.
Chris ready for hamiltunes in front of flag
When not at work, I’m enjoying every moment with my wife and 4 children. I coach soccer and serve on the board of the Lexington Youth Soccer Association. I volunteer at my childrens’ schools, and serve on the Site Based Council. I am also an elder at Central Christian Church, where I oversee the sound ministry. I also serve on the music ministry staff as the handbell choir director, leader for the children’s choir, and in-house percussionist.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.'”  ~ Erma Bombeck

Chris playing Marimba
Chris with kids at the Reds game
Chris in front of Willis Van
Chris playing the handbells
Chris playing Percussion
Chris teaching Marimba
Chris and daughter at a UK game
Chris and his wife in Hawaii