Hello, my name is Kerry Shacklett. I'm a classically trained pianist, professional keyboard player, and music teacher. I'm also considerably trained and proficient on guitar and drums. I've been performing regularly since 1969. I've taught many students over the years. I can teach classical piano, jazz and modern keyboards, beginning to intermediate guitar and drums. I will also teach digital recording, synthesizer programming or other music technology on request. I have a complete recording studio in my home, including two drum sets and two grand pianos. I am happy to teach at all levels and ages. Each student and I together determine the direction he or she wants to go, whether the goal is to play professionally or strum a guitar around the camp fire, and I teach accordingly. Technique, reading, and theory are taught as necessary but above all I emphasize how the music is actually supposed to sound. I've had several students with music degrees. All of them have made comments to the effect that what I teach is very useful and was not covered adequately in college. Beginner or advanced, I will help you listen, hear, and understand music, whether you're working on someone else's music or creating your own. Lessons are $30 per 45 minutes. One lesson per week is recommended but I'll work with your schedule and budget. I can do half hour lessons for $20 or hour lessons for $40. One on one is best, but I would consider small group lessons at a discount. I prefer to teach in my studio, but ask me about teaching at a place of your choosing.