Cole Porter
Wentzville, MO
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Cole Porter

Cole P.

Wentzville, MO
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach ear training from beginner to advanced levels. We will learn methods such as solfege and how to navigate intervals of scales. In addition we will learn how to accurately sight read, hear intervals, chords, inversions and harmony.

About Cole P.

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The transformative learning experiences at Prestige Guitar are designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Established in 2016, Prestige Guitar is located in St. Louis, MO and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. Our passionate and skilled team members are here to help our students make an impact on the music world. Are you ready to reach your potential? Join us!

METHODS, STYLES, & LESSONS

The goal at Prestige Guitar is to keep the lessons fresh, interesting, and to ultimately guide the students to educate themselves as they gain experience and familiarity with the instrument. With lessons that are tailored to the styles our students wish to pursue, we can build upon their strengths and focus on opportunities to improve weaker areas. Every student is unique. For some, music becomes a passion, others, a new hobby. Whatever the goal, Prestige Guitar is here to help.

Cole 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.


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

Cole 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, Logic and Protools.

He has worked with artists, audio engineers, and producers such as Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Russell Brooks (The Schools, 00 The Rabbit, Solo artist) John King (Sixth Floor, South Bound, Mud River Revival), Kenton Embry (Nashville Session player and touring artist), , David Barrick (Barrick Studios), Jason Simpson (Colter Wall), Joel Whittinghill (7 time fiddle, mandolin, and bluegrass guitar champion).

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 studied music theory, jazz improv, orchestral arranging, piano, choral arranging, ear training, musical form & analysis, conducting, aural skills, music drama, and music history.

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PAULA C.
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Good start class

Posted Jul 31, 2020
Brenden K.
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Cole is a teacher that excels in diving in on personal goals and being able to lead a student in the direction that they desire with useful exercises and information. Plan to take lessons from him again in the future.

Posted Apr 3, 2020
Robert M.
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Posted Mar 22, 2020
Juan T.
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Posted Jan 17, 2020
Christian D.
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Great first lesson! Cole was patient and encouraging throughout the lesson and we look forward to his next visit.

Posted Jan 8, 2020
Michael
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Thanks for being patient and flexible!

Posted Jan 5, 2020
Ruby
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Posted Dec 13, 2019
Sharon C.
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I enjoyed my first lesson! I’m looking forward to learning much more from Cole.

Posted Dec 1, 2019
Scott J.
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Music Theory made easy. Cole helped everything make sense

Posted Nov 24, 2019
Blake

AWESOME!!!

Posted Nov 24, 2019
Pamela
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Posted May 8, 2019
Gregory F.
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Very patient and informative. Allowed me to ask endless questions. Addressed all my concerns and removed any doubt about this arrangement working specifically for me and my schedule. His studio has a very nice setup and it's simplified. We did a breakdown of my experience and focused on setting realistic goals towards my learning process. More than a "Teacher" of music but a "Professor" of guitar methods! He focused in on getting me comfortable with the most basic of finger techniques, finger placement and familiarized with the sections of the solo lead guitar. After an hour's session my mind was put at ease about my ability to be patient with myself. I was never made to feel awkward or out of my league. This caused me to open up and to really focus. Mr.Cole has a great style and passion towards helping me to soak in as much content as possible. His location is within a community that's family orientated. I look forward to being tutored by Mr.Cole over the course of the next year without any complications.

Posted May 7, 2019
Josh S.
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Great first lesson! Super excited to continue to work with Cole.

Posted Mar 19, 2019
Keith
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Posted Mar 1, 2019
Pamela
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Posted Sep 26, 2018
Xun D.
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I think my son has accidentally rated Cole as 1 star. I would like to take that back. Cole is a very good teacher, fun and patient, with a great skill set

Posted Sep 19, 2018
John
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Cole truly tailors the lessons to the needs and abilities of the student. He is very patient and encouraging. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Aug 27, 2018
Kellie
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Posted Aug 26, 2018
Pam
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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.

Posted Jun 20, 2018
Dwight
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Patient, kind, and a great teacher! Couldn't ask for anyone better

Posted Jun 19, 2018
GRACE
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WHAT A GREAT TEACHER! NO PLANS OF STOPPING LESSONS. SO HAPPY WITH OUR PROGRESS. THANK YOU!

Posted Jun 19, 2018
Daniel
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Customized to what I needed help with and easy to talk to and understand.

Posted Apr 21, 2018
Adam
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Got me on track for bass guitar, great instructor. Always knowledgeable, positive, and patience.

Posted Apr 21, 2018
Deb
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Has taught me so much in little time, can't wait to learn more

Posted Mar 12, 2018
Xun D.
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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.

Posted Mar 7, 2018
Taniesha D.
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Posted Mar 1, 2018
Taniesha D.
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Posted Mar 1, 2018
Johnny D.
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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!

Posted Feb 11, 2018
Roxanne C.
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Posted Feb 11, 2018
Wylee
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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

Posted Feb 5, 2018
Yuliya
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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!

Posted Jan 27, 2018
Prabhakar
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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.

Posted Jan 26, 2018
T T.
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it was awesome

Posted Jan 20, 2018
Blake E.
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Posted Jan 19, 2018
Sridhar K.
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cole is the best teacher ever

Posted Jan 18, 2018
Deb
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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.

Posted Jan 8, 2018
Sridhar K.
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He teaches very thoroughly and is a very good instuctor.

Posted Jan 4, 2018
Penny T.
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"One of the best lessons I've had so far today!" - Louis T.

Posted Dec 17, 2017
Sridhar K.
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He is really nice and teaches material extremely well!!!!!!!!!!
I recommend him for everyone who is learning guitar for any age and any level

Posted Dec 7, 2017
Sridhar K.
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He teaches awesomely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Nov 30, 2017
Ronald
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Great experience

Posted Nov 28, 2017
William
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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!

Posted Nov 24, 2017
Andrew
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Great teacher who helps you make connections in terms of guitar theory. Good for answering questions to help you continue to progress.

Posted Nov 22, 2017
Travis
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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.

Posted Nov 19, 2017
Erik
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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!

Posted Nov 13, 2017
Kellie
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Posted Nov 12, 2017
Ryan
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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!

Posted Nov 5, 2017
William
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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.

Posted Oct 26, 2017
Giancarlo
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Absolutely can't ask for more. Cole goes above and beyond. He emails me extra material to check out during the week.

Posted Oct 23, 2017
Penny T.
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I think that today's lesson was fine and good to be honest.

Posted Oct 22, 2017
Andrew
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super helpful knowledgable

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Lakshmi
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Very Knowledgeable and motivating.

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Giancarlo
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Kind and very accommodating. Also very patient, and understood my needs.

Posted Oct 9, 2017
Daniel
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Posted Oct 9, 2017
Evan
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Tailored the lesson perfectly to the music we were trying to learn. Highly recommend!

Posted Sep 25, 2017
DJ
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Very pleased with my son's first class. He is very excited for many more lessons with Cole.

Posted Sep 24, 2017
Rob Martin
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THIS MAN CAN SHRED!

Posted Jul 15, 2017
Steven Fry
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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!

Posted Jul 15, 2017

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Experience

Lead Guitarist
Jan 2020 - Present

Spirit Church Worship Band

Praise Band Guitarist in Memphis
Aug 2019 - Present

RCPT Memphis

Private Instructor
Feb 2014 - Present

BGKY Guitar Instuction

Guitarist
Jan 2010 - Present

Freelance Artist

Lead Guitarist
Jan 2008 - Present

Double Zero: The Rabbit

alternative genre

Lead Guitarist
Apr 2018 - Apr 2019

Eastwood Praise Band

Lead Guitarist
Oct 2017 - Sep 2018

John King & The Mud River Revival

southern rock/country

Guitar & Bass Instructor
Jan 2015 - Jul 2017

Musician's Pro

Lead Guitar
May 2013 - Jun 2014

Southbound

southern rock

Lead Guitar
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Bookum Snark

alternative rock/ progressive / shoegaze

Lead Guitar
Feb 2007 - Mar 2008

Sad Brothers

alternative

Lead Guitar
Feb 2005 - Apr 2006

hard rock/ metal cover band

Lead Guitarist
Jan 2003 - Jan 2006

Cheap Fireworks

alternative rock

Education

Master of Teaching (Music)
May 2018 - Present

Georgetown University

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2014 - May 2018

Western Kentucky University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor of Arts
May 2018

Western Kentucky University

BA in music
Dean's List
May 2015

Western Kentucky University

Awards

Instructor of the Year
Jan 2018

Prestige Guitar

Performer of the Semester in Guitar
Dec 2016

Western Kentucky University

Affiliations

American Guitar Society, Inc
Sep 2018
We are an organization dedicated to the interests of guitarists and those who enjoy guitar music. Since 1923 the Society has presented monthly programs, featuring solo and ensemble performances of music from the Renaissance to the present.
Guitar Foundation of America
Aug 2018
Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Apr 2018
The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.
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.
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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