Located in Camas, Washington, Perfect Harmony is a professional music program that provides lessons to those interested in a career in the music industry as well as casual music enthusiasts. At Perfect Harmony, we believe that fostering a love of music will lead to a lifetime of creativity, self-expression, and critical thinking.
Perfect Harmony was founded by Chris Merrill, a professional musician and award winning songwriter from Rockwood, Oregon. Chris has been playing, performing, and writing music for nearly 20 years and has a musical resume that includes opening for Maroon 5, John Legend, Counting Crows, The Flaming Lips, and many other major label artists. Chris’s career has seen him perform on stages, television and radio throughout North America, and included living and working in Music City, Nashville, Tennessee. While in Nashville, Chris performed with country music chart toppers Keith Anderson, Brian McComas, Dean Sams of Lonestar, The Michael Ray Band, Brett Young, Ashley McBryde, Lauren Alaina, and more. In addition to music, Chris has also done a little acting, most notably, when he portrayed Shawn Devino on Season 6 of IFC’s hit show, Portlandia.
Chris began his musical studies at Southern Oregon University, and has an Associate degree (Phi Theta Kappa) from Portland Community College, and in addition, received a degree in Professional Music studies. When he’s not spending time with his wife and three children, Chris donates his time to the California based non-profit organization, West Coast Songwriters, and serves as the Northwest Regional Director.