Learn From Kendrick

Learn From Kendrick

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Offers online services
Offers online services

About

Creativity is a fickle child. It demands boundaries to grow, yet seeks the freedom to explore. In the absence of structure, it may wander aimlessly or hide in the dark recesses of our minds. To nurture this capricious spirit, we must arm ourselves with confidence in our abilities or a solid plan to acquire them.

I'm multimodal artist, my commercial focus being photography and music production. A decorated classical pianist, I placed second in the state of Tennessee twice in my youth. In college, I won the Southeast Composer's Conference with a choir composition. At Berklee College of Music, from which I graduated cum laude in 2004, I focused on jazz, so I'm fluent in both languages - classical and contemporary.

In teaching music, I prioritize sparking students’ passion by blending the practical application of theory with the joy of playing music they love. This approach is about making music accessible and engaging, fostering an environment where creativity can run free, yet guided. Communication becomes a bridge for collaboration, turning individual notes into a symphony of collective expression.

Photography, too, is a domain where creativity plays freely within the confines of my lens. My images have captured the speed and spirit of motorcycle racing, filling the pages of magazines and defining the visual stories of an entire sport. Through my lens, I teach students to frame their creativity, setting the stage for it to shine boldly or whisper gently in shadows and light.

Please visit my website www.KendrickCreates.com to see and listen to my work.


Highlights

Hired 2 times
1 employee
20 years in business
Serves Nashville , TN
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Stripe, Zelle, Bitcoin

Social media


Specialties

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

Photos and videos


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    Amanda T.

    I have played the acoustic guitar for many years. Kendrick has challenged me to play new sounds, and I am currently expanding my guitar vocabulary. If you are looking to amp up your guitar (or piano/ keyboard) musical skills, Kendrick has a wealth of knowledge and skill. He is able to teach the theory of music well and plays with much soul and knowledge combined. Highly recommended.
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    March 18, 2019

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    Allison L.

    Weve tried 3 other piano teachers, and none of them inspired our son to be a better player like Kendrick. His method is effective and expectations for each lesson are clear. He even went so far as to help us find a new teacher when we moved.
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    March 06, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    The most important aspect to any new relationship is rapport, and I establish rapport by spending the first part of the introductory lesson finding common ground in music tastes and sharing experiences. I like to tell the story about touring with a Journey tribute band that failed horribly  It was a truly embarrassing moment in my career, and students seem to relate to it for one reason or another.

    During this first lesson, I will explain briefly why I structure my lessons along 13 week cohorts, or semesters. At the end of each cohort, we can look forward to a recital of some form where the student can show off everything they've learned over the course of the cohort. 

    The first lesson is capped by a conversation about expectations and goals, which includes in some cases the student showing me what they know. We discuss how important goal setting is and how to establish a working plan each week to meet the milestones the student sets for him/herself. The milestones each week should be designed to help them reach their overall goal for the 13 week cohort. 

    We part ways with homework for both the student and me. While the student's assignment is decided on a case by case basis, my homework is to create a listening list to help inspire the student over the next few weeks.

    Berklee College of Music

    Graduated 2004 - Magna Cum Laude 

    Book an hour introductory lesson for just $5!

    One hour lessons at my studio on the Cumberland River in Nashville (including remote via Skype, etc):

    Standard 13 week cohort - $390 ($30/hr)

    1hr Lesson 4-Pack - $160 ($40/hr)

    1 hr lesson - $45

    Travel to your place within greater Nashville area is billed at $0.75/mile.

    I actually started coaching basketball with my father at a catholic middle school, recreational leagues,  and AAU. While I understand the theory of basketball better than most, I never had the technical skill or passion for it like I do for music. I started teaching music as a side job when I left Berklee, although I took a hiatus until 2017 to pursue my graduate degree and my career.

    The majority of my students have been teens with moderate experience in their instrument, although I've taught beginners from 6 to adult and extremely experienced musicians picking up keys/guitar for the first time.


    Services offered

    Guitar
    Piano
    Photography
    Drum
    Adobe Photoshop
    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory
    Finance
    Organ
    Audio Production
    Synthesizer