Buzz Kiefer

Buzz Kiefer

5Exceptional(5 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


In addition to learning for pleasure, many of my clients have proceeded to high-level careers in the music industry:

Misty Loggins - Songwriter/Performer for Co.Motion Entertainment

Jamie Rogan - Drummer and tour manager for Billy Currington

Victor Brodin - Bassist for Dokken, Chely Wright, Leanne Rimes and more

Lauren Simmons - Singer for Toby Keith

Mitchell Curtis - Guitarist, Miranda Lambert, Joe Nicols and more

I teach private lessons in guitar, vocal techniques, songwriting and anything related to music or words

I also do consultation and coach ensembles and soloists in popular styles (pop, rock, soul, R&B, country, theater, etc.)

Areas of expertise

Guitar; Vocalization; Music Composition/Arranging; Lyric Writing/Poetry; Musicality/Coaching


Coached bands, soloists and accompanists showcasing for major contracts in Nashville, Tennessee

Developed and taught courses and lessons for deepening and strengthening musicianship at all levels:

Universtity of Tennessee, Knoxville;

Pellissippi Community College, Knoxville;

Nashville Songwriters' Association International (NSAI), Nashville;

Coker Music Camps (Jerry Coker, the father of jazz music education);

Mountain Music Festival - Black Mountain, North Carolina;

Renaissance Center - Dickson, Tennessee;

Independent contractor/private studio - Nashville, Austria, Pensacola, Talladega, etc


Many of my clients are full-time musicians and some procured contracts with major artists (Toby Keith, Leanne Rimes, Billy Currington, Lyle Lovett), and music publishers (Big Tractor Publishing, Sure Fire Publishing and more) due in part to my coaching or instruction


Bachelor of Music in Theory (University of Tennessee)

Graduate work in creative writing

Private ongoing study in music, history, science and philosphy

When the thing I am trying to communicate "clicks" with the student and I can hear a permanent difference in their delivery; that is a thrill for the teacher.


1 employee
Serves Riverside , AL
Offers online services

Photos and videos

  • Reviews

    0 reviews

    Jamie R.

    I enjoyed the enthusiasm , high musical standards and attention to detail that Buzz brings to the pursuit of music . Buzz is a talented , driven individual that seeks to bring out the best in himself and others . His varied background in composition coupled with his songwriting and performance skills lend themselves to helping analyze and break material down and find areas to grow and mature musically .
    ... Show more
    July 30, 2020

    Christina C.

    Honesty. On point with every Lesson. Never gives up on a student.
    ... Show more
    July 29, 2020


    Buzz has a way of breaking things down in a digestible way or finding ways to communicate things geared to how you will understand it best. He may even slip some lessons in on you without you realizing he did it.
    His best advice........The slower you go faster get there.
    Seriously.......ask him about that!
    ... Show more
    July 29, 2020

    Lany B.

    I had one coaching session with Buzz and my fans noticed the difference right away. He is magic.
    ... Show more
    July 29, 2020

    James L.

    Mr. Kiefer makes things easy to understand and shows you how to do things you thought you couldnt do.
    ... Show more
    May 24, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    For singers, I find the students vocal range through a series of exercises.  Those exercises are then used to strengthen and stretch that range.  Repetition creates consistency.  The student will focus on one or two songs of their choosing, concentrating on deeper and deeper detail.

    For guitar, I use a four point memory system:

    Tactile, Aural, Mind and Muscle (TAMM)

    With both guitar and voice, lesson times are used for drills so that the student learns to practice.  Often a teacher shows a student what to practice but not how.  The repetition you need to progress, we practice in lessons.

    Bachelor in Music Theory

    Many years as a band leader in clubs, theater and churches.

    Taught many successful musicians and writers.

    Hourly rate is $65.00  Clients and students pay for a month in advance.  A month's services include one hour of consultation/instruction per week.  Each month is either $260.

    Financial assistance may be available and fee schedule can be negotiated.

    Dragged kicking and screaming by one of my former music professors.

    I have worked with beginners to advanced professionals.  You're never too smart to learn more and never too good to get better.

    I have worked with children as young as five years old and adults as old as eighty.

    My perfect student is one that applies what I teach and works hard to make progress.

    The Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival is my annual celebration of music.  It happens in November in Perdido Key Florida.

    The best guitarist is often not the best teacher.  Many teachers spend too much time showing off and not enough time showing how.

    Services offered

    Public Speaking
    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory