Kai Rivera

Kai R.

Arnold, MD
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Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi! My name is Kai and I LOVE music. I remember being the "air-guitar" kid in elementary and middle school. When I started taking lessons at 13, I finally got closer to reaching my DREAM of being a rock star. I want to help YOU get closer to your dream of playing GUITAR, whether its electric or acoustic!

I will TEACH you how to LEARN the instrument, PLAY with CONFIDENCE, and PERFORM with PASSION.

About Kai R.

If you want to learn to play guitar from a young, experienced musician, you've found the right teacher!

You want to learn how to play the guitar because you LOVE music. I want to teach you how to play the guitar because I LOVE teaching.

I have experience in live performance, music composition, band and solo work, audio/video production, audio/video editing, social media and online music distribution.

Playing songs on the guitar
Singing and playing at the same time
Reading Guitar Tabs
Forming a band
Playing in front of an audience
Writing your own songs
Creating a YouTube Channel
Creating a music resume
Getting your music platforms
Learning the parts of an instrument
Learning how to maintain an instrument
Buying equipment
Recording your video
Recording your audio
Showcasing your talents

Let's learn how to play the instrument and have some fun!


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3 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Gave me beginner tips, and pro tricks. Taught me the basics in how to my technically proficient, but also gave me lessons on how to sound awesome to motivate. This wasn't a teacher who would just do drills all day. It was "here's the chords and methods to play your favorite songs". Motivated me to learn. Great teacher 10/10

Posted Nov 24, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

I found Kai's guitar lessons through a friend, but boy am I suprised! He was able to teach me the fundamentals as a newbie while keeping it engaging! Will absolutely reccomend to anyone beginner or advanced!

Posted Nov 23, 2019
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Best teacher ever!
I met Mr.Kai from a friend that had recommended him to me. I was nervous, at first, to be taking my very first guitar lessons. I met with Mr.Kai and immediately he made me feel at ease. He’s a very easy-going teacher and most importantly was very patient with me (I feel like i’m a slower learner). 10/10 would recommend to everyone!

Posted Nov 23, 2019

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Music Producer
Jan 2016 - Present

Kai R. Music

Compose and produce music for listening on streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Google, Pandora). Utilize audio interface and digital audio workstation to produce high quality mix and master for listening pleasure. GUITARS: Custom Stratocaster, LTD MH-1000, Jackson Kelly, Dean VMNT, Dean VMNTX, Glarry Bass Guitar, Lumber Acoustic Guitar, Busker Stratocaster, Ukulele. SOUND: PreSonus Studio monitors, M-AUDIO audio interface, Logic Pro X (MacOS), Audio Technica AT-2020 condenser microphone.

Guitar Player
Aug 2010 - Present

Kai R. Music

2016 - Present Compose and produce music for streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Google). 2013 - Present Perform live gigs (Private events, corporate events, graduation ceremonies, talent shows, open mics) 2010 - Present Listen to music everyday! 2010 - 2015 Learn the instrument (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, ukulele, bass guitar) from a jazz guitar teacher.

Video Editor
Aug 2010 - Present

Kai R. Music

Create content for YouTube channel and record live events. Produce videos with superior video and audio quality using DSLR cameras, condenser microphones, audio interfaces and video editing software. CAMERAS: Nikon D3300 DSLR, Canon Vixia HF R800 Camcorder, GoPro Hero 3+, iPhone X. VIDEO: Logic Pro X (MacOS), iMovie (MacOS), Adobe Premiere Pro.

Elementary School Business Tutor
Sep 2018 - Nov 2018

Palolo Elementary School

Work with under-privileged children weekly to understand basic concepts of money and finance.

English Tutor
Sep 2017 - Nov 2017

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Converse with Chinese immigrants in English, teach them proper etiquette and dialogue mannerisms.


Business Administration
Aug 2015 - May 2019

Chaminade University of Honolulu



Limited Proficiency


Dean's List
May 2019

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Dean's List
Dec 2018

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Dean's List
Dec 2017

Chaminade University of Honolulu

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