Kevin Rees Guitar Studio

Kevin Rees Guitar Studio

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About this pro

We provide a welcoming and positive learning environment. Students can combine important skill building with practical insights and benefit from over fifty years of experience, all while having fun!

I love seeing students reach the goals they set and the look of satisfaction on their faces when the seemingly impossible becomes possible!

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New Albany, IN 47150
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7 Reviews


  • Norma Massey

    The technique he is using seems to be helping my grandson show more interest!

  • Brian Kanowsky

    Kevin is friendly, approachable, and very knowledgeable. He does a great job of determining where a student is in the learning process and mapping out a path to help them improve and learn.

  • John Naville

    Kevin is an excellent teacher. He works with you at your skill level and is very patient as you practice new techniques. I highly recommend working with Kevin.

  • Amy B

    Kevin is an excellent instructor. He has done a fantastic job teaching my daughter how to play the guitar!

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

I offer a free consultation where we get to know one another. I like to find out about the students tastes and experience level. At that point we can find out what the student would like to focus on and how to make those dreams become realities.

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

Master classes in theory and improvisation at Bellarmine College and at the University of Louisville with Jamey Aebersold. Private instruction with the great jazz guitarist Jack Brengle here in Louisville. Over 50 years of experience performing, teaching and repairing. I've played throughout the United States as well as Canada, England and Japan and shared the stage with The Platters, The Crystals, Molly Hatchett, Head East and others. I currently play solo as well as with local favorites Nobody'z Bizzness at Stevie Ray's Blues Bar and at the Kentucky State Fair. 

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

$20 for a 1/2 hour weekly lesson payable monthly in blocks of 4-5 lessons. $15 for each additional 1/2 hour.

How did you get started teaching?

I started playing at 14 and after gaining a level of experience and proficiency, I found teaching a very rewarding way to share my knowledge and insights. Teaching first at a local music store, I soon alternated between touring and teaching I now have my own studio where I can help more people and make a positive contribution to the musical community.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types, young and old, experienced players and beginners.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was really happy with my last recital in December of 2016. All the students had a good time and really rose to the occasion. 

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

Be sure that you and the teacher have a good rapport and you feel comfortable being yourself. The teacher should be able to patiently explain the concepts you want to learn and communicate simply and effectively. 

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

How much time will they be able to spend with the instrument?

Is the instrument of good quality, set up well and the right type and size? 

Does the student have a disabiity?

Is the home practice environment relaxed and comfortable?