Calvin Gainey

Calvin G.

Humble, TX

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Acoustic and Electric Drums set lessons are available for all ages and styles including Rock, Country, Jazz, and blues.
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Calvin teaches



Calvin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
April 2001

Hello and welcome to my profile here on thanks for stopping by! My name is Calvin and I’ve been teaching students of all ages for more than 16 years now.
I started my personal music journey at 4 years old first learning piano and guitar and multiple other instruments from there. My father was my first music instructor which grounded me in the foundation and theory of music while at the same time knowing that ear training and learning how to play with other musicians was just as important. From there I had the privilege of learning jazz, blues, and many other styles from the late Hal Stesch at UNLV School of Music who played piano and organ for many great artists including Elvis, The Platters, Frank Sinatra, and many more. Currently my wife and lead Praise and worship 3 to 4 times weekly a two different church campuses and also perform every Saturday at a Branson style show in Liberty, Texas.
My approach to teaching music is to customize lessons to the student’s interests while still maintaining the essentials and foundations including music theory, scales, and reading music. I like to incorporate particular songs and genres of music that the student likes by providing customized tracks with their particular instrument taken out so that feel a sense of accomplishment and get the practice of playing along with other musicians which benefits in the ear training process. I look forward to meeting and "jamming" with you soon!

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Music Teacher
Feb 2015 - Present
Music Life and Lessons

Music Teacher
Mar 2011 - Jun 2013
Aspire Music

Music Teacher
May 2001 - May 2011
Music Makers Studios


Jazz Band / Music Theory
Sep 1999 - Apr 2000
North Texas State
Orchestration / Composition
May 1994 - Jul 1995
Griener Arts Academy
Music Theory / Music History
Apr 1992 - Jun 1994
University North Las Vegas


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2004

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Broadcast Music Inc.
Mar 2003

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Photos & Videos

Performing America the Beautiful at Veterans day Celebration Crosby, TX 2015
Performing "Wildfire" at the Liberty Opry 2015
4th of July Celebration Crosby, TX
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9 Reviews

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alex Apr 4, 2016
Guitar · In home

Great beginning!

Douglas M. Mar 2, 2016
Piano · In home

It only took one lesson to realize I made the right decision selecting Calvin. He is patient and truly customize your lessons for reaching your goals. If you are serious about playing, I would recommend him as an instructor.

Anita T. Jan 12, 2016
Piano · In home

My son had his first piano class with Calvin and he enjoyed the lesson very much!

Lesley Jan 4, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

I was extremely nervous about starting bass guitar lessons, but Calvin made it easy to understand and I was playing music in no time

Twila S. Jan 4, 2016
Piano · In home

Instantly felt "at home" with Calvin! I've never taken any type of formal music lessons before but your layed back style helped me feel confident, even at 51, that it's never too late to start...Thanks Calvin

Twila S. Jan 4, 2016
Piano · In home

Instantly felt "at home" wirh Calvin! I've never taken any type of formal music lessons before but your layed back style helped me feel confident, even at 51, that it's never too late to start...Thanks Calvin

Sue Aug 10, 2015
Piano · In home

Thanks for coming to our home and teaching my son. he loves it

Daryl Aug 10, 2015
Piano · In home

I have watched Calvin perform and wanted to be able to play boogie-woogie piano and country piano. His lessons are enjoyable

Sara Aug 10, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Great patience! :) Easy to understand and got me playing chords and songs quickly

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