Music Kahncepts Studios

Music Kahncepts Studios

5.0 (16)
5 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
23 years in business

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Biography 

Erick Kahn is owner of Music Kahncepts  Studios in Arlington, TX, where he teaches and produces music for Classical and Jazz Guitar, Bass Guitar and Ukulele. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching and recording music and performing as a Soloist and with well renowned musicians.

For the past 15 years, Mr. Kahn has been a full time teacher of guitar, ukulele, bass and music theory at multiple locations to include:  Music Kahncepts Studios, Fort Worth Academy, Northstar High School, Clay Academy, lessons.com and Music & Arts Center in Arlington, TX.

 

Prior to moving to Texas 

Mr. Kahn performed, produced and taught Classical and Jazz guitar in New Orleans, LA and moved to Arlington Texas in 2005 where he performed as a Guitar Soloist and with Jazz ensembles in the DFW area.  

He also produced recordings for local bands utilizing his expertise with the latest technology.

 

In 1990, Kahn opened his recording studio and production company, “A TEMPO”, where for 8 years he wrote jingles and music for documentaries, for national and international companies.  Some of these prestigious companies include:  Pepsi, Vodka Finlandia, Tootsie Roll, etc. Along with several TV, ratio stations and advertisement companies. 

 

In 1983 Erick Kahn launched his Jazz band “ACOUSTIC ENSAMBLE”.  The band played with some of Guatemala’s best musicians such as Byron Sosa, Carlos Gomez, Miguel Angel Villagran, Fernando Perez, Julino Gonzales, and well as other national and international renowned musicians.  In 1985 the ACOUSTIC ENSAMBLE was invited by Pat Jolly, famous New Orleans Producer, to play at the Heritage New Orleans Jazz Festival. The band played at the festival for three continuous years.  Mr. Kahn continues his relationships and performs to date with some of the Jazz Festival musicians; Patrice Fisher, Tony Degrady, Rick Marguitza, Tomoko Block, Ector Gayardo, Jimmy Robinson, and Ector Infanson, Angel Rios as well as others.

 

In 1977, Erick Kahn started his musical studies at the Guatemalan National Conservatory with Professors Alejandro Herrera and Rene Abularach on classical guitar.  Erick focused his study on harmony and composition with Igor de Gandarias, Juaqin Orellana and Jorge Sarmientos.  In 1988 Mr. Kahn became a classical guitar assistant teacher at the same establishment.  

Mr. Kahn later moved to New Orleans, LA where he took private jazz guitar courses with Steve Masakowski and Hank Mackine as well as others.

 

Seeing my students learn fasts, with a proper technique, playing what they like. 

 And performing on recitals or professionally. 

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Credentials

Arlington, TX 76018
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16 Reviews

5.0

  • Porscha Price

    I learned so much within the first 30 minutes working with him. He gave me the confidence to keep trying even after I made mistakes.

  • Alison Fischer

    Erick is a fantastic, creative, versatile to cheer. What is adaptable to all levels and types of learning. He really does make it fun.

  • Salvador Franco

    Mr. Kahn has been teaching my son for almost 3 years now. We have tried other music schools closer to home but we were not impressed. We just had to go back with Music Kahncepts, even if we have to drive a little farther. He is just the best teacher around period.

  • Marco

    The teacher is very knowledgeable of chords, harmonies, classical music and is able to motivate the students to find their own interpretation of musical pieces and exercises.


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FAQs


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

In the first 10 minutes we do a simple exercise to start stretching fingers,  develop strength, independence and calluses. In the next 20 minutes while practicing how to keep a steady rhythm,  we learn easy chords (played with one or two fingers) that way it's easier to move from one chord to the other without losing the beat.  In two or three months the student it's plain easy pop songs. 


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

 I studied for 10 years classical guitar on the national Conservatory of Guatemala,  with a major on arranging and composition. I had master classes of jazz guitar in New Orleans with Hank Mackie and Steve Masakowski for over five years. I have been teaching guitar and music theory for 25 years.


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

 The standard pricing for professional guitar teachers in Arlington Texas is $30 for a half hour. That's the cost for lessons at Music & Arts where I've been teaching for nine years. 


How did you get started teaching?

 I started as substitute teacher at the Conservatory of music in Guatemala.  

After performing internationally for over 20 years, I found that my real passion and skills it's to be a teacher and I've been doing that in Guatemala, New Orleans and Texas for the past 25 years. 


What types of students have you worked with?

 Beginners, intermediate and some advance in theory and composition. 

 I had students from the age of 5 to 67 years old. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Uff! So many! To mention some, the last tour of Electric Band with Chick Corea. 

 And of course my student's recitals which I do twice a year, from solos, duets,  classical and jazz/rock ensambles.


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

First look at his website, social media's  and compare notes, look him up on Google, contact him directly and try to get a first free lesson to understand his system and see if you like it. 


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

Do you teach basic techniques? What styles will I'll be able to play with this techniques? How soon will I will be playing easy pop songs? How soon will I will be playing a more complex styles like classical or jazz? Do you teach how to read music?  Can I learn guitar even if I'm not interested in reading music?  What do you recommend  to stay engage and continue learning guitar?