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Kevin S.

Salt Lake City, UT

Instruction in piano covers many areas of playing the instrument. Students can expect to learn about the history and construction of the instrument, as well as explore multiple genres and playing styles, including rock, pop, jazz, blues, gospel/hymn, and classical. Lessons will include learning scales and chords, rhythm and accompaniment styles, as well as developing an ability to improvise. Since the piano is such a ubiquitous instrument to all musical genres and styles, a specific learning focus will be dictated by the student, to which I will tailor lesson materials.

About Kevin

Kevin began studying music at the age of 4, beginning with the piano. Since then, he has learned to play multiple instruments, including bass, guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, and has cultivated a deep understanding of music theory and music history. Kevin began teaching private lessons in 2011 while studying music at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance in December 2014 and currently maintains a diverse studio of students, teaching multiple instruments to students of all ages and skill levels.

Kevin’s teaching style focuses primarily on broad mus
ical concepts. Students are as diverse as music itself, each with their own interests, goals, and capabilities. Kevin works with each student to determine what they are most interested in learning, and then tailors lesson plans that meet those individual expectations, while also introducing and strengthening fundamental musical concepts. All students, regardless of instrument and personal interest, can expect to learn how to read different types of musical notation, how to play a broad selection of chords and scales, how to read and feel rhythm, and many other important and exciting musical concepts.

Kevin currently offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons at a location of the student’s choosing. He also offers 30, 45, and 60 minute online lessons in two different formats: 1) entirety of lesson in realtime; 2) Half the duration as realtime lesson, half as recorded video lesson.

Kevin regularly performs in Salt Lake City and Park City with The Hot Club of Zion, Electric Cathedral, and Charles Ellsworth. He also spends time as a studio musician and producer.
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Tami July 30, 2015
Guitar · In studio
My 8 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Kevin for almost a year. She likes that the lessons are fun, Kevin taught her the Super Mario Brothers theme song, and I like that she is being challenged while also developing an appreciation for all types of music. Even though my daughter is taking guitar lessons, Kevin occasionally incorporates other instruments (piano, mandolin, ukulele) into her lessons. We both love this! Kevin is always on time and comes to each lesson with a planned agenda. He is also great to work with when rescheduling. We hope to continue our lessons with Kevin! He is awesome!
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Becky July 30, 2015
Mandolin · In studio
Kevin Schultz is an extremely qualified teacher of many instruments. I have taken Mandolin and Piano from him and is able to match his instruction to my way of learning. I have seen him perform with his band Electric Cathedral as well and was
amazed at their talent.
I would highly recommend lessons from Kevin Schultz.
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Bruce July 29, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio
I have been taking bass guitar lessons from Kevin for over six months now. He was able to teach me the fundamentals of music in a way that allowed me to progress with an understanding of how music works and how it works specifically in playing the bass. I have reached the point where I can start applying that understanding to the playing of songs in context. It makes a huge difference. Highly recommended.
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Kevin S.

Kevin S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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$30 / 30-min
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Kate P.

Bountiful, UT

I specialize in teaching music reading, performance skills, chord styling, improvisation and theory.

About Kate

I graduated from the University of Utah in Piano Performance in January 2013. I am currently working on my Masters degree, in Piano Performance. I have experience teaching in various locations, including Elementary Schools, The University of Utah Preparatory Division and in my own studio.
Along with teaching music reading skills and performance, I teach improvisation, chord styling, ear development and theory in order to produce well rounded musicians.
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Kate P.

Bountiful, UT 84010
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$26 / 30-min
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Karine R.

Midvale, UT

The most important Part of my teaching - "Hand Positioning and Proper Touch".

Specific instructional method of hand positioning based on muscle structures, physiology of playing (how the arms and body function). Strength of my method - ability to prevent tension, awareness of weight technique and tone production. Students advance quickly and enjoy playing classical masterpieces

About Karine

Karine R. graduated from Komitas State Conservatory in Armenia, where she received her Master and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy in 1997.

She participated in Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1998, Moscow , Russia, and Busoni International Piano Competition in 1999, Bolzano, Italy.

Ms. Karine Rafael taught piano in Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan, Armenia.

She had numerous recitals in Armenia, Russia, Italy and USA.

Over 25 years of teaching experience .
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Gerardo B. June 7, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My classes with Karine were exceptional. She was very nice to work with, and I could tell she was sincerely invested in my learning. She explained hard concepts easily, and made sure I had a good learning experience. I highly recommend her.
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Karine R.

Midvale, UT 84047
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$30 / 30-min
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Richard W.

Provo, UT

I played piano for Brigham Young University's Dance Department for 7 years - sight reading or playing without any music for Ballet and Modern Dance classes. I think sight reading is one of the best piano skills to have because you can play whatever you want in a fraction of the time. So my goal is to get students there. Most people aren't looking to become concert pianists, and my goal isn't that. It's to help them play well enough to really enjoy it and be very satisfied with their progress.

About Richard

My goal is to help students ENJOY the piano by finding ways to make it easier and doable. I have a very useful approach in helping students become self sufficient to sight read very well, to see patterns, understand music theory to either help them play well, or to even create their own music(I compose a lot of great music as well) I couldn't sight read very well until I was 16, but I had a great sight reading teacher that showed me how to develop it, and now I can say that I'm one of the best sight readers out there that I know. I would love to help you learn the piano, and I will do my be
st to make learning as effective as possible. I especially enjoy teaching those who quit and would like to try again, because I know what that is like.
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Diane July 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Richard is very patient and helpful with unfamiliar terminology. Flexible with schedules.
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Al S. May 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Enjoyed his easy relaxed manner while teaching. Explanations and instructions were clear and easy to understand.
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Al S. May 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Richard was very easy-going and helpful to us. Did a great job instructing and clarifying terms.
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Richard W.

Provo, UT 84604
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Leon M.

Salt Lake City, UT

My students receive a well-rounded lesson with a foundational core of theory and exercises. If a student wants to learn a piece immediately, I help them to understand that in order to play the piece well and enjoy it, the foundation is the most important aspect. I cater my lessons to the individual student. Lessons follow a general rule of thumb but no two are exactly alike.

About Leon

I have been teaching piano for over 20 years. I have a master's in piano performance. I believe in making a lesson enjoyable, informative and catered to the students needs. Everyone learns differently. I want to know how you wish to learn and we will cater your lessons to suit us both.
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Leon M.

Leon M.

Salt Lake City, UT 84105
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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