Hi, private guitar instruction is now available with Kenneth Harper at my home in Browns Valley, Vacaville. Beginner, intermediate and beyond. I'm a patient, caring instructor and do all I can to simplify your learning process and make it as fruitful and fun as possible.
A list of my qualifications include more than 50 years experience on the guitar, both acoustic and electric, 2 years of advanced harmony and music theory at Solano Community College and personal instruction in guitar with virtuoso "Jim Campilongo" for several years.
The styles covered include rock & roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, some jazz standards, ragtime, western swing and traditional country western. Basic music theory, notation, tablature as well as teaching "hot licks" by ear are included in my lesson plan. One of my goals is to teach improvisational skills through the understanding of chord structure and scales. Styles include flat picking, hybrid picking, finger-picking, Travis picking and dead thumb.
If you want to learn instrumental tunes or just want to accompany your voice with chords, I can help. Competitive rates. 1 free half hour introductory lesson when you mention this ad!
Phenomenal guitar player, luthier and human being. Whether guitar repair, guitar lessons, or just conversation, any and all interactions with Kenny are definitely worth my time. He's repaired and/or upgraded a few of my guitars, which I'm VERY happy with, given me private lessons, invaluable to be sure, and has spent a lot of time collectively just hanging out after lessons when time allows. Kenny is truly a talent in his trade and someone worth knowing professionally and personally.
Kenneth is an amazing guitarist and knowledgeable instructor. I not only consider him to be a fantastic instructor, but also a great friend. He truly puts his heart into teaching each person at their own pace and abilities. If you want to really learn the guitar, talk to Kenneth. You will not be sorry!
Fantastic teacher and guitar player. Great patience and love for music. Teaches foundation of music info as well as techniques.
James W. "Extremely knowledgeable teacher, he shares his experiences in a way that is very insightful! Thorough and patient....I would recommend Kenneth for any level of lessons." December 24, 2016
When I'm approached by a new student one of the first things I ask is how much experience they have. I not only teach beginners but I can also help students at an intermediate level and beyond get a better understanding of music and theory as well as playing techniques.