Karney Schumacher

Karney S.

Greeley, CO
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I think the most important thing that I have to offer is the ability to motivate and inspire students. I think it is extremely important to teach whatever the student is interested in, that way they stay inspired and will continue to want to learn.
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Karney delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 1997

I believe the key to the success of the student is that they enjoy what they are doing and gain confidence through the skills they have worked hard to develop.

Several of my students have auditioned for and were accepted as the sole guitar seat in the junior high, high school, and college jazz bands. A few of my younger students received honors in their grade school music programs.


Guitar Instructor
Mar 1997 - Present
Northern Colorado Guitar Instruction

I have taught students with a variety of skills and backgrounds both privately and in the classroom settings. Private lessons are always tailored to the individual student. Some subjects covered are lead and rhythm guitar, fingerstyle, song writing, and music theory. The most important thing the lessons are designed to do is keep the student motivated.

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Jun 2006 - Mar 2015

While playing for Dokajovi, I covered lead and rhythm guitar as well as lead and backing vocals. Other responsibilities included sound reinforcement, booking gigs, promoting the band, handling finances, and fronting the band. We played almost every weekend in Colorado and toured other states such as Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, and New Mexico.

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BA in Psychology
Aug 2017 - Dec 2018
University of Northern Colorado
Associates of General Studies (Licensed Practical Nurse)
Sep 1992 - May 1998
Front Range Community College

Photos & Videos

Mariahs audition for CU Denver Jazz Ensemble. She got in!!
Cadie wrote this song and we recorded it in the studio.
Singing with the kids at my son's daycare.

North Platte, Nebraska opening act

Our 80's disco set with my son!

My student recording at Aims Community College


9 Reviews

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Kennda V. Nov 30, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

It was great! I had fun! Can't wait for the next lesson! Karney was so professional and understood my musical goals!

Randy Mar 30, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Very accommodating; friendly and knowledgeable. This will be a life-long friendship!

Connor B. Mar 17, 2018
Guitar · In home

Very patient and thorough with My son he really enjoyed it!!!

Elizabeth (. Jun 5, 2017
Ukulele · In studio

Great teacher. Very knowledgeable. And a lot of fun!

. Jul 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I really liked the Instructor

Emma Jun 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Over the past seven years, I have had three different guitar teachers. Karney is by far my favorite. The thing that really sets him apart is that he made me love playing guitar. I liked it before, but Karney actually taught me what I wanted to learn. This motivated me to practice the songs and eventually allowed me to play guitar at several weddings, both with Karney and by myself. He always goes the extra mile in my instruction by looking on his own time for cool new songs we can play. I know going into every lesson that I will have a good time and learn something new.

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Maria May 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Karney is an absolutely fantastic teacher who is very knowledgeable on all areas on guitar from classical to rock and roll. He has taught me a lot and any student of any age would benefit greatly from having him as a teacher!

Chloe May 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I've been with Karney for a few years now, and I have learned so much from him! I remember thinking about how I would probably never be able to learn to play an instrument, but after working with Karney for only a short time, that changed. Karney is such a nice guy, and a wonderful guitar player! He is able to teach a variety of genres as well. I would highly recommend him as a teacher! :)

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Jace May 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I've had Karney as a teacher for 7 years and I've learned a gosh-ton about playing guitar. The lessons are very flexible in order to fit my needs and Karney is an amazing teacher. He's one of the nicest people I know, and is very good at playing and teaching guitar. Whether you want to learn classical, rock, jazz, blues, etc. Karney is the best man for the job.

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