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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.
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 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.
alternative rock/ progressive / shoegaze
BA in music
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Great first lesson! Super excited to continue to work with Cole.
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
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.
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.+ Read More
Patient, kind, and a great teacher! Couldn't ask for anyone better
WHAT A GREAT TEACHER! NO PLANS OF STOPPING LESSONS. SO HAPPY WITH OUR PROGRESS. THANK YOU!
Customized to what I needed help with and easy to talk to and understand.
Got me on track for bass guitar, great instructor. Always knowledgeable, positive, and patience.
Has taught me so much in little time, can't wait to learn more
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.
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!+ Read More
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
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!+ Read More
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.
it was awesome
cole is the best teacher ever
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.+ Read More
He teaches very thoroughly and is a very good instuctor.
"One of the best lessons I've had so far today!" - Louis T.
He is really nice and teaches material extremely well!!!!!!!!!!
I recommend him for everyone who is learning guitar for any age and any level
He teaches awesomely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
Great teacher who helps you make connections in terms of guitar theory. Good for answering questions to help you continue to progress.
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.+ Read More
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!
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
Absolutely can't ask for more. Cole goes above and beyond. He emails me extra material to check out during the week.
I think that today's lesson was fine and good to be honest.
super helpful knowledgable
Very Knowledgeable and motivating.
Kind and very accommodating. Also very patient, and understood my needs.
Tailored the lesson perfectly to the music we were trying to learn. Highly recommend!
Very pleased with my son's first class. He is very excited for many more lessons with Cole.
THIS MAN CAN SHRED!
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!