Keith Mckinnon

Keith M.

Knoxville, TN

Lesson Details



Keith delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2002

Hi my name is Keith M. I am 32 and I love music. I've been playing music since I was 6. I've had the privilege to work in the music business for the last 12 years. Playing professionally for all but 2 of those years when I took a job as a sound technician. Ive had the privilege to play all over the United States including the Grand Ole Opry and also Canada, France and Switzerland. My music of choice is Bluegrass. Although I am a student of all types of genres such as blues, rock, country and more. I have a passion for both playing and teaching music and hope to share that with my students!


Banjo player
Jan 2014 - Present
IIIrd Tyme Out

I currently and for past 2 years play Banjo and sing harmony for IIIrd Tyme Out. The most awarded band in bluegrass music.

guitar player
Nov 2006 - Feb 2010
Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain

Toured all over the US and also Canada and Europe with Carrie for 4 yrs playing lead guitar and singing Harmony.


Music Education
Sep 2004 - May 2006
Virginia Highlands Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Mar 2004
Fairview Fiddlers Convention
Jun 2003
Allegheny County Fiddlers Convention
Mar 2003
Fairview Fiddlers Convention

Photos & Videos

Photo by Keith M.

Me and the current band I play with , IIIrd Tyme Out on Music City Roots in Nashville TN.
Photo by Keith M.

Teaching a kids jam workshop at IBMA in Raleigh NC

Nova Scotia Canada
Playing guitar in this one.
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9 Reviews

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Matt Feb 28, 2016
Banjo · Online

5 stars for Keith! He is a fantastic instructor with a stellar background. He plays banjo at the highest level in the business for one of the most renowned bluegrass bands in the country. I've learned a ton from him in our few lessons together and appreciate the recaps of lessons in video format. Thanks Keith!

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William O. Sep 3, 2015
Banjo · Online

First lesson was great and Keith is a wonderful and patient teacher. Can't wait for my next lesson!

John N. Jan 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Best teacher I ever had!! He done whatever it took to help me learn. Has a great compassion to teach others what he does best!

Whitney P. Jan 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Keith is an excellent teacher to learn from! Not only is he very knowledgeable in both playing and music theory, but he is also very patient and eager to teach! I always felt excited about going to lessons and knew that I would be learning valuable information at each one. I highly recommend Keith as a teacher and guarantee he will help your passion for music grow along with your skills.

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john B. Jan 23, 2015
Banjo · In studio

Highly recommend this guy. Very knowledgeable and very patient!

Jamie H. Jan 23, 2015

Keith was a great teacher. He helped me out a ton on banjo. Now I can jam with my friends!

Beth H. Jan 23, 2015
Banjo · Online

Keith is such a wonderful teacher. He always stops and take the time to work with me through places that I am having trouble with. Very PATIENT and understanding. He has never made me feel slow or dumb in any of my lessons. He is very knowledgeable in many areas of music. I love that I can go to him with any song and he is on it! I would recommend Keith to anyone!

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john B. Jan 23, 2015
Banjo · In studio

Highly recommended. Great teacher and very patient!

Keith M. Jan 20, 2015

Keith is such a great teacher. His teaching makes you comfortable and not feel stupid even though I was a beginner. His knowledge of music is very impressive and he knows how to share it with others. I totally recommend him to anyone trying to learn

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