Kent David Hiltz Guitar And Music Lessons
I still remind myself of what it was like to be a beginner or to learn a new concept. This outlook allows me to clearly explain concepts like chord building, scales, modes, and technique. I have 23 years of experience playing the guitar and have played pop, rock, punk, country, metal, and funk. I have years of live experience as well so I can also help with tone and gear tips and how to make a live situation a no-stress situation!
I enjoy seeing students open new pathways in their learning and then adapt the concepts into their vocabulary. Music is all about making it your own and expressing yourself and having an outlet for your emotions and experiences. There is nothing better than seeing students grow and become their own musician.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to start by asking about any previous experience with their instrument and if they have had any prior education. Then, I ask about their musical preferences and goals.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have 5 years of experience teaching guitar and bass professionally. I was in band from Grade 6 until graduating from High School. I took lessons for 5 years when I started playing at the age of 14. I studied music for two years in college. I have been involved in bands and live music for 22 years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Standard price is $30 for a 30 minute lesson and $55 for an hour.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with children as young as 8 to adults who have retired and are looking for a great new hobby.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Am I willing to put in the time during the week to practice? New techniques are not introduced until present techniques are mastered.