“I was still afraid to sing in front of people before Glee,” he told PEOPLE.
“I got really nervous when I did my audition [for Glee], my leg wouldn’t stop shaking when I was singing.”
He went on to describe being on the show as like being in "bootcamp" for his budding music career.
“It was a bootcamp in the best way. I learned more than I could have ever learned from acting or singing classes,” he added.
“I couldn’t get that experience anywhere else. I definitely became a better singer, from singing in the studio every day and watching people that are great performers that were coming onto our show.”
Since the show ended in 2015, Chord has been working on his musical career and frankly, he has the voice of a friggen' angel!
Check out one of his ~tunes~ below: