Shadybrook Music Studio

Shadybrook Music Studio

5.0 (5)
2 hires on
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

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.

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Cincinnati, OH 45216
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5 Reviews


  • Ann

    Kevin is super relatable and knows how to play and teach a variety of genres.

  • Quentin Russell

    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!

  • Unfocused

    Great lessons! I would highly recommend to anyone looking into guitar. Definitely worth the treble.

  • Wendi Lopez

    He gives great, individualized instruction. My son has been studying with him for several years and always enjoys working with Kevin.

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

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.  

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

I have my bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music.  

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

I charge $25 for a half hour lesson, $50 for an hour lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

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.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students of all ages and backgrounds.  

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

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.  

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

What piece of music do I want to play most?
What musical experiences have I had in the past?
What are my ultimate musical goals?