Kyle has studied guitar from an early age. He has had many teachers, one being the guitar virtuoso David Brandon and was in the Texas Tech Guitar Ensemble, while studying with David Brandon (David Brandon played with Christopher Parking, Dave Brubeck and Chet Atkins. He was also a student of master Andres Segovia).
Kyle Kalenak has been teaching guitar and beginner piano for four years. Right out of high school he was hired at West Texas Music Academy and has been at N-Tune for three years. He has studied music at Odessa College and has been part of all their musical ensembles; concert band, jazz band, choir and classical guitar ensemble. He studied piano under concert pianist Gayle Spradley Bizzell and has passed a piano proficiency test at Texas Tech University.
Kyle regularly plays live in West Texas. He has played over 50 solo guitar concerts. Kyle been in many bands from Rock to Jazz to R&B. He is a member of the Stevens Silva Quartet and he has composed some jazz charts for the ensemble. He also plays in the Apoyando Classical Guitar Quartet, comprised of the classical guitar teachers and professors in Midland and Odessa.
Kyle is proficient on piano, bass and guitar, as well as music theory. He is also proficient in many musical styles and is currently recording a classical guitar album.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Frist see where the student is at in ability. Then ask what goals they have in mind and work from there.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have studied classical guitar with a master of the art David Brandon. I also have studied jazz guitar under Brian Pardo.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$30 per 45 minutes
How did you get started teaching?
At West Texas Music Acadamy at 18 years old
What types of students have you worked with?
Absolutely all types!
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I won best college solo guitarist the West Texas classical guitar festival.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for someone who is really playing professionally.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Every question should be thought about carefully before asking.