5.0 (8)
9 hires on
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

My teaching method is patient and encouraging.  This is combined with thouroghness in learning Theory, Technique, Note spelling and ability to play musical pieces.  If a student who wants to sing we can do that as well.  For anyone who wants to perform, Recital preparation is available.  My great joy is to see each student accomplish each goal.

Connecting with each student in a way that I am able to help them not only to learn to play their chosen instrument, but to help them overcome any physical or mental obstacle.

I have been teaching Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Trumpet 18 years.. I am a Concert Band Director.

My education is in formal music courses and private lessons in the University.  I earned a Bachelor's degree at Antioch University.

Too, I have been  playing professionally for 30 years.

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Escondido, CA 92029
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8 Reviews


  • Gloria Graham

    Kenny is very patient with my granddaughter and she is learning a lot.

  • Lacey Carter

    Mr Ken has been my sons piano teacher for over a year now. My son started lessons at age 5 and just turned 7. He has performed in multiple recitals that Mr. Ken has registered him in. I am pleased how much he has learned. Bonus: Mr Ken brings our dogs a treat every time he comes over. Hes a very nice, caring man.

  • Vivian Kettenbach

    My daughter, Cassandra found Mr KennyMatthew through Groupon and since then she has been learning piano with teacher for 3 years now. Teacher was always helpful and very patience with her. He taught her using the PrepCourse books and was very thorough and wash to understand from each book Cassie learned a lot from his teaching skills. Overall, Cassie had a great experience learning how to play the piano and she fell in love with it too. She enjoyed the recitals every now and then it gave her the opportunity to perform and be confident in front of the public. I would highly recommend KennyMathewsMusic C to everyone! Thank you so much teacher for your passion and everything that you do. Sincerely, Vivian Kettenbach

  • Marisela Dunehew

    Ken is so in tune with Nathan's interests and how he learns. He takes the time to listen to the types of music Nathan likes to play. He also focuses on his technical accuracy. I recommend Ken to any parent who wants their child to grow in the saxophone, guitar, piano, ukele and several other instruments. Ken is a concert band teacher.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

For new students, I teach step by step at each student's ability for the student to absorb the fundamentals.  This aspect is ongoing.  Supplemental pieces of music are introduced then to expand the students' ability and enjoyment.  Preparation for Recitals is offered.  Recital pieces are more deeply developed.  And performing helps the student to build self-confidence


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have 10 years in training in Concert and Jazz Band, 5 years of professional private lessons in Saxophone, Guitar, Ukulele, Clarinet, Piano, and Trumpet.

18 years of private study and teaching Ukulele.

I earned a Bachelor's degree from Antioch University in Los Angeles.

I have 10 year's experience as a Concert Band Director.

I have been teaching all the above instruments for 18 years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$25 per half hour lessons in my studio.  $20 per half hour for each additional family member.

Add $10-$20 for travel to Students', depending on distance.

How did you get started teaching?

I tutored students in various academic subjects during my University years.  I began working in a music store and began teaching.

What types of students have you worked with?

From 4 years old to adults.  I teach students with Autism.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Accompanied my student on guitar who soloed in between the verses I sang at a recital.  And accompanied another student on the saxophone.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Request reviews of the teacher's students.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do I want to play?  Why?  Am I willing to regularly practice?  Goals?