Colleen Kanowsky

Colleen K.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you want to cover your favorite songs, write your own songs or just jam with friends, I can help provide you with all the tools and techniques you need to get there. I have 14 years of experience playing guitar, from jazz and ambient to rock and metal. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree and two years experience teaching students of different levels, ages and interests. There is no limit to what you can accomplish. Want to shred some sick solos? I'll work with you every week to help you get there. Want to play some Taylor Swift? No problem. Want to learn some jazz tunes, how to improvise and the music theory behind it all? Let's do it. I will tailor my lessons specifically to fit your needs, and make sure you get the most out of our time together. No matter what your desires are as a guitarist, I'll help you get there. Message me and let's get started!

About Colleen K.

I have had a strong passion for music ever since I was in elementary school. I started playing guitar at 11 years old, beginning with rock and alternative music. In high school I got into playing jazz and classical, and started my first band that I performed with consistently and wrote songs for. I then went on to study guitar and music performance at Columbia College Chicago, where I learned advanced guitar technique and music theory, and played in several ensembles. I taught guitar lessons for two years at School of Rock Arlington Heights, with students of many different skill levels and interests.

I currently play lead guitar in a rock/melodic hardcore band I started in 2018, and have my own instrumental solo project as well. My songwriting has grown significantly through my different projects, using elements and techniques from different genres I've played to create my own unique sound. I also love using guitar effects pedals to experiment when writing and jamming.


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Colleen patiently made connections and answered my questions. She does a great job at explaining guitar techniques using music theory. Every lesson was custom and she tailored the lessons to be exactly what I needed. Highly recommend!

Posted Sep 13, 2021
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Great lesson. Colleen is patient and knowledgeable.

Posted Aug 16, 2021
Rebekka Westermeyer
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Great teacher! Colleen knows a lot about the guitar and she cares about working towards completing students' goals.

Posted May 9, 2021
David S.
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Great teacher, very knowledgeable, helps find what techniques or strategies work best to help you learn, will definitely be coming back for more lessons!

Posted Apr 12, 2021
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Posted Aug 19, 2021

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Guitar Teacher
Oct 2017 - Feb 2020

School of Rock Arlington Heights


Sep 2015 - May 2017

Columbia College Chicago

Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

Southern Oregon University

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