5.0 (11)
Best of 2020
1 hire on
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

   Marcus Kester has been playing guitar since 2008 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Guitar Performance from University of North Texas.  He has played with the Fort Worth Guitar Orchestra conducted by Michael Dailey—playing in venues such as the Fort Worth and Arlington Libraries as a soloist and in ensembles. He received a second-place prize in the ensemble division of the Moutainview Guitar Festival and Competition.  In addition to his performance of classical and steel guitar styles, he is also an accomplished electric guitarist—playing in Those Cats, jazz duo with Cassandra Berry on vocals, lead guitarist for Mckinney Presbyterian and stand in at Cross Church Denton.
   Accomplished as a teacher (teaching privately through MarcusKmusic, Southlake Music Academy, Ampersand Music School, Strongwinds Music, Tarrant County College and Guitar Center lessons) Marcus has taught various age groups ranging from elementary age children to adults. Stylistically, he likes teaching jazz, rock, and classical genres—his students performing such styles in multiple concert venues through Ampersand Music and Guitar Center lessons.

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Denton, TX 76209
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11 Reviews


  • Colin Nelson

    Marcus is an awesome instructor! He made lessons fun as well as educational. Would highly recommend!!!

  • Gina Smith Ellis

    My daughter takes lessons from Marcus and she loves it. She performed her own original piece at her recital that Marcus worked on with her. We are blessed to have him as her keyboard instructor.

  • Charles Oliver

    My 9 year old son and I take lessons from Marcus, he is one of the most knowledgeable musicians that I have had the pleasure of being around. Great musician and overall a great human being.

  • Bethany Wooster

    Marcus has been teaching my 11 year old daughter for over a year. He is very knowledgeable. He also teaches her not only to read music, but to make it her own!

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

I graduated from University of North Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Guitar Performance. I currently teach at 5 music schools and have been teaching privately for 4 years (all ages) 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all ages and styles including: rock, blues, classical and jazz guitar styles.