Cole Porter

Cole P.

Bowling Green, KY
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Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
For over 15 years I have been a musician and have learned various skills of the music profession. My principal instrument is guitar (electric, acoustic, classical, extended range) and have studied numerous styles such as classical, rock, blues, jazz, indie, fingerstyle, country, metal, funk, and others. I cater to the goals of the player and focus on lessons that keeps the student interested.
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About

Cole passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Cole delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

I am a professional guitarist from Kentucky. I studied music at Western Kentucky University from 2014-2017 with an emphasis in guitar under Professor John Martin. I have played guitar for about 15 years in a variety of styles ranging from classical, jazz, blues, rock, metal, finger style, and many others. I have also studied under the phenomemal jazz-fusion guitarist Dani Rabin from the band Marbin.

I have worked with artists and producers such as Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), John King (Sixth Floor, South Bound, Sons of the Revolution, and John King and the Mud River Revival), Kenton Embry (Nashville Session player and touring artist), Russell Brooks (The Schools, 00 The Rabbit, Solo artist), David Barrick (Barrick Studios), Jason Simpson (Colter Wall).

I have an extensive knowledge of music theory which I can teach students, as well as ear training, harmony, and sight reading just to name a few and depending on the wishes of the student.

Students can have their lessons catered to the music and styles they wish to pursue. Every student has different goals, some really want to learn theory and read music. Others may simply want to learn to strum a few chords. Whatever the goal, I can provide the instructions to help the student succeed!

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Experience

Private Instructor
Feb 2016 - Present
BGKY

Guitar Instructor
Jan 2015 - Jul 2017
Musician's Pro

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2014 - Present
Western Kentucky University
Diploma / General Studies
Aug 1998 - May 2001
Butler County High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Presidents List
Dec 2017
Western Kentucky University

4.0 GPA for the 2017 term

Music degree
Dec 2017
Western Kentucky University

Awards

Performer of the Semester in Guitar
Dec 2016
Western Kentucky University

Affiliations

D'Adarrio Education Collective
May 2016

a global community of music educators who are committed to inspiring the next generation of lifelong musicians. Our program provides music teachers with access to resources and other tools to help support their role in education. The Education Collective will grow to include opportunities to network with other teachers, share your knowledge and content, and attend special educational events. Our goal is to support those that support the future of music.

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23 Reviews

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Deb Jan 8, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Cole is a dedicated and patient instructor. He customized his approach to my son's level and works at his pace. He makes the lesson engaging and interactive. He has great experience and also strong ability to teach that experience to others. Our schedule is crazy and Cole is flexible and understanding which makes a huge difference. We are thankful we found him and looking forward to continuing lessons.

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Sridhar K. Jan 4, 2018
Guitar · Online

He teaches very thoroughly and is a very good instuctor.

Penny T. Dec 17, 2017
Guitar · In studio

"One of the best lessons I've had so far today!" - Louis T.

Sridhar K. Dec 7, 2017
Guitar · Online

He is really nice and teaches material extremely well!!!!!!!!!!
I recommend him for everyone who is learning guitar for any age and any level

Sridhar K. Nov 30, 2017
Guitar · Online

He teaches awesomely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ronald Nov 28, 2017
Guitar · Online

Great experience

William Nov 24, 2017
Guitar · Online

Cole is an excellent teacher! He's Very knowledgeable, professional and passionate . Goes out of his way to ensure that he's providing the best education possible. Would recommend!

Andrew Nov 22, 2017
Guitar · Online

Great teacher who helps you make connections in terms of guitar theory. Good for answering questions to help you continue to progress.

Travis Nov 19, 2017
Classical Guitar · Online

I've really enjoyed being taught by Cole. He is very patient and has been great at answering all my questions. I'm still a beginner but I've tried various methods of learning classical guitar and from what I've seen through the various methods I've used, I believe I've learned more information that is going to project me forward faster through Cole in just a few classes than I have through the other methods I've tried so far.

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Erik Nov 13, 2017
Guitar · Online

Great lesson. It was my first guitar lesson ever. Cole was encouraging and helpful. Always positive, even when I struggled a bit with the technique. Highly recommend!

Kellie Nov 12, 2017
Guitar · Online

Ryan Nov 5, 2017
Guitar · Online

My son is a complete beginner. Cole was very patient with him as he figured things out for the very first time. Cole also was very encouraging throughout the lesson. We had technical issues signing on, again Cole was patient and understanding. He gave us the full hour, even though we wasted 10-15 minutes trying to sign on, which was going above and beyond!

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William Oct 26, 2017
Guitar · Online

Cole is an excellent instructor. We set up a solid foundation where we can begin, and what is expected from student and instructor. Time was spent wisely with Cole finding my interest and desires of a guitar player, and music style I want to play. Cole is very professional and easy to follow. Best decision I made for lessons. I could not ask for a better instructor. I definitely have been referring him to my friends.

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Giancarlo Oct 23, 2017
Guitar · Online

Absolutely can't ask for more. Cole goes above and beyond. He emails me extra material to check out during the week.

Penny T. Oct 22, 2017
Guitar · Online

I think that today's lesson was fine and good to be honest.

Andrew Oct 18, 2017
Guitar · Online

super helpful knowledgable

Lakshmi Oct 18, 2017
Guitar · Online

Very Knowledgeable and motivating.

Giancarlo Oct 9, 2017
Guitar · Online

Kind and very accommodating. Also very patient, and understood my needs.

Daniel Oct 9, 2017
Guitar · Online

Evan Sep 25, 2017
Guitar · Online

Tailored the lesson perfectly to the music we were trying to learn. Highly recommend!

DJ Sep 24, 2017
Guitar · Online

Very pleased with my son's first class. He is very excited for many more lessons with Cole.

Rob Martin Jul 15, 2017
Guitar · Online

THIS MAN CAN SHRED!

Steven Fry Jul 15, 2017
Classical Guitar · Online

Lessons are clear and easy to understand. Patience with progress. Have had multiple guitar teachers in the past, Cole is one of the very best. I am excited to learn more. Thank you Sir!

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