I am committed to giving my students the best possible guitar instruction, tailored to their individual needs. I've playing guitar for over 20 years and teaching for over ten. I teach in person at my home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, and I also offer virtual lessons. I obtained my B.M. and M.M. in classical guitar performance from the University of Cincinnati's College Conervatory of Music. I primarily teach but I also play gigs of all styles, classical, acoustic, jazz, rock, and more.
The thing I enjoy most about my work is passing on my experience and knowledge to new musicians.
Kevin is super relatable and knows how to play and teach a variety of genres.
Shadybrook Music Studio is great! Kevin is a great teacher not just because he understands guitar (which he certainly does), nor just because he is friendly and kind (though he absolutely is), but because he also understands student motivation and how to sequence learning so that playing guitar is fun, never overwhelming, and yet skill can improve systematically. As a teacher myself, Kevin knows what he's doing!
Great lessons! I would highly recommend to anyone looking into guitar. Definitely worth the treble.
He gives great, individualized instruction. My son has been studying with him for several years and always enjoys working with Kevin.
I usually take the first lesson to assess the student's current capabilities and understand of the guitar and music in general, as well as find out what their goals goals are. From there I may decide to recommend a specific method book we will go through or send the student relative materials from several different sources.
I have my bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music.
I charge $25 for a half hour lesson, $50 for an hour lesson.
I began learning guitar at the age of nine because my dad played, so there were guitars laying around the house. When I was a graduate assistant in college I organized taught a few group classes where I learned how much I enjoyed teaching. I've been teaching private lessons ever since.
I've worked with students of all ages and backgrounds.
There are many underqualified guitar teachers out there, make sure you find someone with a reputable academic background or someone with many years of practical playing experience.
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