Gunther Kiefer

Gunther K.

Astoria, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am offering progressive instruction on nylon/classical guitar using pick style and hybrid combo of fingers for harmonization. I cover improvisation and original composition and songwriting. Essential scales, chords, theory and exercises are topics we examine in an effort to develop proper (classical) technique and to stress originality and stylistic development.

I cover a hybrid mix of classical, Latin, blues and progressive fusion. I was formerly the guitarist of No Dust Records (Holland based) label, progressive metal band, Waricide. In addition I have studied formerly classical guitar and Jazz while in College as a previous music major. I have an AA, BA and MA degrees in various disciplines and have lived and performed in Europe, Canada and various States in the US.

About Gunther K.

GUITAR:

I am a professional guitarist for over 20 years, teaching for roughly half that time in the NY, FL and TX areas. I was a former founder and principle rock guitarist for the progressive metal band, Wäricide which is featured on European/Dutch label, No Dust Records. I have lived in the US, Canada and Europe and have taught and performed in all locations. I currently offer private instruction in the NY area where I currently reside. I teach a diversity of styles but primarily focus on a hybrid style of neo-classical, latin on nylon string classical. I have several undergraduate and graduate degrees in a multitude of subjects and I am currently pursuing a second bachelors degree at Berklee College of Music in Guitar performance.

BOXING:

An astute fitness enthusiast with years of boxing and traditional martial arts experience: Wu-Su, Lung Ying Pai, Kempo TKD. I have several degrees: AA, BA and MA and have lived in the US, Canada and Europe. I am currently completing fitness certification: NASM-CPT and USA Boxing Coach as well as current American Heart Association CPR/AED.

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Experience

Cardio Boxing Instructor
Jan 2020 - Present

Self Employed

One on one instruction in all aspects of boxing. I provided hourly sessions focusing on form, technique with defensive and offensive applications. Clients ranged in age and personal goals varied from conditioning to self-defense with a cardio intensive focus. Client base was derived from effective online marketing using social media as well as prospecting at various gyms in person.

Guitar Instructor
Nov 2007 - Jun 2009

Turnpike Music Center - Oakland Gardens, NY

Music retail shop offered lessons on various instruments, rental of orchestral instruments and sales of various music related products such sheet music, strings and accessories. I provided individual private hourly instruction on guitar on a weekly basis. Students taught ranged in ages from teens to adults. All lessons and plans were self designed and a curriculum based on students personal needs. Location closed 2010

Education

Bachelor of Arts: Guitar
Aug 2019 - Present

Berklee College of Music

Certificate: Caucasus Studies
Aug 2016 - May 2017

Malmö University

Master of Arts: Media & Communications
Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Malmö University

Bachelor in Arts: Anthropology
Sep 1995 - Sep 1998

Queens College CUNY

Associate in Arts: Liberal Arts/Humanities
Sep 1987 - Sep 1990

St. Johns University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CPR/AED
Jan 2020

American Heart Association

USA Boxing Coach
Jan 2020

USA Boxing

Certified Boxing Coach Green Level Bronze Level in Progress 2020
NASM-CPT
Jan 2020

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Certified Personal Trainer 2020 (In Progress)

Awards

Recipient Boeing-INSS Graduate Fellowship
Aug 2017

University of Texas

Golden Key International Honor Society
Sep 1995

University of Texas, Queens College

Affiliations

Golden Key International Honor Society
Sep 1995
Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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