Cole Porter

Cole P.

Bowling Green, KY
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Lesson Details

Classical Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My goal as an instructor is to keep the lessons fresh, fun, interesting, and to ultimately guide the students to better teach themselves as they gain experience and familiarity with the instrument and music. Students can have their lessons catered to the music and styles they wish to pursue. Lessons are tailored to each individual student so that we can build upon their strengths and focus on lessons to improve weaker areas. Students will learn how to build dexterity, use proper technique, and be creative. 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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About

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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

Cole Porter is a professional guitarist and studied music at Western Kentucky University from 2014-2017 with an emphasis in guitar under Professor John Martin. He has played guitar for 19 years in a variety of styles ranging from classical, jazz, blues, rock, metal, finger style, and many others. He has also studied under the phenomenal jazz-fusion guitarist Dani Rabin from the band Marbin and also Kieran Johnston from the Scotland metal band Perpertua. He has studied jazz improv under trumpeter Dr. Marshall Scott. Also has learned much from Grammy Award winner guitarist Greg Martin.

The goal as an instructor is to keep the lessons fresh, fun, interesting, and to ultimately guide the students to educate themselves as they gain experience and familiarity with the instrument. Students can have their lessons catered to the music and styles they wish to pursue. Lessons are tailored to each individual student so that we can build upon their strengths and focus on lessons to improve weaker areas. Every student has different goals, for some it is their passion and some are starting a new hobby. Whatever the goal, I can provide the instructions to help the student succeed!

All ages and skill levels accepted. No books to buy, will provide all material needed!

Cole Porter is a composer, arranger and also play a variety of other instruments as bass, piano, ukulele, mandolin, percussion, and extended range guitars.

Works with several music production softwares such as Finale, Cubase, Garage Band, and Protools.

He has worked with artists, audio engineers, 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).

Cole has an extensive knowledge of music theory which he applies to lessons, as well as ear training, harmony, solfege and sight reading just to name a few and depending on the wishes of the student. At his alma mater was a member in the guitar ensemble, guitar quartet, jazz band, and classical solo guitar. He also participated in music theory, jazz improv, orchestral arranging, piano, choral arranging, form & analysis, conducting, aural skills, music drama, and music history.

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Experience

Lead Guitarist
Apr 2018 - Present
Eastwood Praise Band

Private Instructor
Feb 2014 - Present
BGKY Guitar Instuction

Guitarist
Jan 2010 - Present
Freelance Artist

Guitar & Bass Instructor
Jan 2015 - Jul 2017
Musician's Pro

Education

Master of Teaching (Music)
May 2018 - Present
Georgetown University
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Western Kentucky University
Diploma / General Studies
Aug 1998 - May 2001
Butler County High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor of Arts
May 2018
Western Kentucky University

BA in music

Awards

President's List
Dec 2017
Western Kentucky University
Performer of the Semester in Guitar
Dec 2016
Western Kentucky University
Dean's List
May 2015
Western Kentucky University
Dean's List
Dec 2014
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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American String Teachers Association
Aug 2014

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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40 Reviews

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Pam Jun 20, 2018
Guitar · Online

Cole has been working with my son for six months and it is great! He is very tuned in to Wylee's interest and is very helpful getting him going on the songs he wants to learn on both his electric and acoustic guitar. Wylee is very energized after each lesson. It is a great way to learn guitar from our rural location!! We are very happy with the progress he is making.

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Dwight Jun 19, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Patient, kind, and a great teacher! Couldn't ask for anyone better

GRACE Jun 19, 2018
Ukulele · Online

WHAT A GREAT TEACHER! NO PLANS OF STOPPING LESSONS. SO HAPPY WITH OUR PROGRESS. THANK YOU!

Daniel Apr 21, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Customized to what I needed help with and easy to talk to and understand.

Adam Apr 21, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

Got me on track for bass guitar, great instructor. Always knowledgeable, positive, and patience.

Deb Mar 12, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Has taught me so much in little time, can't wait to learn more

Xun D. Mar 7, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Great teacher. We have had 2 lessons so far, really enjoyed it. Cole is very friendly, fun and at the same time professional and patient. Great teacher. We look forwarding to a lot of learning with Cole in the future.

Taniesha D. Mar 1, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Taniesha D. Mar 1, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Johnny D. Feb 11, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Yes, My very first lesson was amazing! Wanted to share with Cole my Background and where I was musical. Also had many questions, Cole was patient and listened tentatively. Answered them intuitively. Learned three chords on the Ukulele, now it's Practice, Practice, Practice! Looking forward to next lesson!

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Roxanne C. Feb 11, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Wylee Feb 5, 2018
Guitar · Online

Hes really good t teaching what you want to learn and does it in a fun and exciting way which makes you want to learn more 10/10

Yuliya Jan 27, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Cole is an excellent guitar instructor! He is knowledgeable and engaging, and he makes learning a fun and rewarding experience. He helps his students set learning goals and achieve them. He follows up with feedback, tips and assignments after every lesson which is very helpful. My son is excited about learning to play guitar with Cole and he looks forward to his online lessons!

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Prabhakar Jan 26, 2018
Guitar · Online

Cole is very good teacher. My kid has starting making good progress with learning more skills in guitar notes and chords.
I would recommend Cole as guitar teacher for anyone who is beginner or advanced.

T T. Jan 20, 2018
Guitar · Online

it was awesome

Blake E. Jan 19, 2018
Guitar · Online

Sridhar K. Jan 18, 2018
Guitar · Online

cole is the best teacher ever

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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