Kaia Nutting
Kansas City, MO
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Kaia Nutting

Kaia N.

Kansas City, MO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I work with YOUR goals - I love teaching basic music foundations, theory & chord-playing/songwriting, up to advanced music reading and technique. With years of experience, I have learned to work with different learning styles and go at your pace. Please don't hesitate to ask for more information!

About Kaia N.

Hi! My name is Kaia - I'm passionate about teaching students in the way that makes the most sense to them & working to help them reach their potential. My biggest focus is trying to help you learn how YOU learn.

I am a singer-songwriter from Denver with a diverse musical background and years of teaching experience. I studied Classical Voice/Opera at CU Boulder 2008-2010, and Contemporary Voice, Songwriting & Commercial Music Business at CU Denver 2010-2013. During this time, I was fortunate to perform locally and nationally in all sorts of settings including county fairs, music festivals, churches, restaurants, country clubs, and music venues in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Kansas City, and more. Because I am still actively pursuing performing and composing, I help I can offer insight into both the musical side as well as music business, recording or any other questions you might have!

Teaching full-time since 2013, I LOVE helping students find their best natural voice and how to use their instrument. My strength is teaching fundamental basics in a way anyone can understand, using a variety of ways of thinking and learning. In addition to helping work towards specific goals, I try to encourage students to try new things such as play AND sing if they are interested or try composing their own songs.

I was fortunate to have teachers that helped me to LOVE music. I hope I can do the same for you! I've played classical piano 23 years, various guitar styles for 16 years, and taken voice lessons for 15 years (plus a degree). I also LOVE arranging & composing and translating this to Ableton and electronic music! So please let me know how I can help you on your musical journey!


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44 Reviews
Sejuti M.
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Kaia is a great teacher! She always makes sure that your comfortable and pays attention to your learning goals. She's incredibly friendly and takes time to explain concepts thoroughly. If you want to have a fun time while learning, I highly recommend her!

Posted Sep 28, 2020
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Posted Sep 18, 2020
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Great instructor! Had my third lesson and I'm learning so much. Kaia is great at making you comfortable and always adjusts her lessons to your needs.

Posted Sep 15, 2020
Polly C.
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Kaia has been awesome since day 1 ! She is really patient, knowledgeable, and is an amazing teacher. I feel like my 8 year old son has learned so much from her in a short amount of time, and he loves her. She's also super thorough and sends emails after each lesson with updates plus a list of things to practice. We are super happy !

Posted Sep 11, 2020
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fun helpful and...

Posted Aug 26, 2020
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Posted Aug 13, 2020
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I highly recommend taking lessons with Kaia! She has a gorgeous voice and loves to help others! Kaia’s a great communicator, so kind, and goes above and beyond to help her students!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
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Posted Aug 6, 2020
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fun happy nice

Posted Aug 5, 2020
John C.
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Excellent. Friendly and knowledgeable!

Posted Aug 1, 2020
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Posted Jul 29, 2020
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Patient and makes sure i’m comfortable

Posted Jul 25, 2020
Hannah W.
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Kaia is a great teacher! Excited to continue learning with you :)

Posted Jul 23, 2020
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We're off to a great start! Kaia is very attentive to my learning goals, and she is clearly knowledgeable in Ableton specifics and recording overall. I started lessons with Kaia because of her many 5-star reviews, and now I see why!

Posted Jul 22, 2020
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My daughter took her first lesson today and really loved it she is so excited for her next lesson. Thanks

Posted Jul 16, 2020
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Great first lesson! Fun and productive

Posted Jul 15, 2020
Zarita A.
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My daughter just had her first lesson from Kaia and they connected instantly. Kaia seems to have her own approach in understanding the student's needs. The fact that the lesson was taking place online did not feel like any problem at all.

Posted Jul 14, 2020
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Posted Jul 2, 2020
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She is awesome and made me feel so comfortable.

Posted Apr 23, 2020
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Kaia is an amazing teacher with so much knowledge. She's very humble, down to earth and easy to learn with and at the same time, she provides great instructions and did not hesitate to take extra time to help me out.

Posted Feb 18, 2020
Jim F.
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Kaia is an excellent teacher. I recommend Kaia

Posted Feb 12, 2020
Jax H.
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Kaia is patient and my 6 year old is looking forward to his futures lessons.

Posted Feb 1, 2020

Kaia is very personable and knowledgeable! I thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson.

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Lorena R.

I learned a lot on my first class. Hope to keep learning more.

Posted Dec 10, 2019
Chris W.
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Excellent experience and looking forward already to my next lesson.

Posted Nov 9, 2019
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thank you for everything

Posted Oct 28, 2019
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Posted Oct 21, 2019
Traci H.
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I am beyond impressed with Kaia. She is so patient with my daughter and makes it very easy for her to understand the lessons. We look forward to many more lessons!

Posted Oct 3, 2019
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Posted Jun 14, 2019
Dianne M.
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Posted May 24, 2019
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Very knowledgeable, listened well, and tailored her approach to my learning needs. Really great!

Posted Apr 12, 2019
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Kaia is an excellent teacher. She set you and ease, is responsive to what you want to learn and has great follow up. I so look forward to my lesson time.

Posted Apr 10, 2019
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Very flexible in terms of what she can teach. A valuable resource of knowledge.

Posted Mar 15, 2019
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First lesson was fantastic!

Posted Nov 16, 2018
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Posted Nov 9, 2018
Brett H.
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I enjoyed my first voice lesson, I have a lot to learn and I'm willing to work at what Kaia tells me to work at in order to get better. Kaia is extremely professional and really concentrated on what I knew and what I didn't know.

Posted Oct 8, 2018
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She has been helpful, informative, and more than friendly. I know that the sky is the limit with her knowledge and my determination. Looking forward to many more lessons together.

Posted Aug 15, 2018
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First lesson with Kaia
Kaia is very welcoming and kind and very knowledgeable
Looking forward to more lessons

Posted Jun 19, 2018
Gracie S.
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My niece wanted to take voice lessons and piano lessons. I found Kaia through Takelessons. She is wonderful!!!! my niece always looks forward to her lessons. Kaia takes the time to explain everything. Kaia does such a great job I have signed my husband up to take guitar lessons with her. I highly recommend her!!!!!!!

Posted May 22, 2018
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Kaia helped me so much more than just the guitar. Helped with music theory as well as some vocals. I intend to take more lessons with her after I complete my spring and summer travels. She helped me understand the entire fret board and I am so appreciative of all she helped me with. I would recommend her to beginners and veteran players and singers. She's great.

Posted Apr 13, 2018
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Great experience. Learning from a real pro

Posted Jan 29, 2018
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Kaia has been really terrific so far. She has a unique way of explaining complicated concepts in a way that is easy to understand and fun to learn. 10/10 would recommend.

Posted Dec 5, 2017

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Private Lesson Teacher
Jun 2013 - Oct 2017

American Music School

I love teaching private voice, piano, guitar, songwriting, and a cappella classes at American Music School. We have done quarterly recitals and have a warm supportive community.


Vocal Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2013

University of Colorado



Limited Proficiency


Best Music Video July 2019
Aug 2019

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

Charlotte Street Artist Residency
Sep 2018

Charlotte Street Foundation

"High School Diploma" Certificate in Piano
Jun 2008

Rocky Mountain Piano Association

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