Karney Schumacher

Karney S.

Greeley, CO
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The Ukulele is an excellent instrument especially for younger children that would like to get into music. A lot of chords only require one or two fingers to learn and a person can usually start playing their favorite songs in only one or two lessons.

About Karney S.

After playing in bands for the last 23 years, I have decided to focus exclusively on my passion for teaching. It has been a lot of fun continuing to build a comprehensive music program, which now includes an online platform.

Currently, I have over 20 years of music teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado. In order to help students reach their goals, I use a wide variety of programs and digital tools that make learning easy and a lot of fun. These tools also help the student see their progress almost immediately.

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

If you have never played an instrument before or would just like some new inspiration, please let me know. I would really enjoy the opportunity to work with you!!


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

Posted Nov 30, 2018
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Very accommodating; friendly and knowledgeable. This will be a life-long friendship!

Posted Mar 30, 2018
Connor B.
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Very patient and thorough with My son he really enjoyed it!!!

Posted Mar 17, 2018
Elizabeth (.
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Great teacher. Very knowledgeable. And a lot of fun!

Posted Jun 5, 2017
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I really liked the Instructor

Posted Jul 15, 2016
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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.

Posted Jun 12, 2016
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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!

Posted May 27, 2016
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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! :)

Posted May 27, 2016
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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.

Posted May 23, 2016

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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.

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.


BA in Psychology
Aug 2017 - Dec 2018

University of Northern Colorado


Music Theory: Melody and Harmony
May 2020


Completed course and certified. The course covers modulation, harmonies, inversions, motifs, etc. using traditional works of Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, as well as newer music by the Beach Boys.

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