- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- March 1982
I was born and raised in the Mid-Western US where I played and performed in several circuit bands, some which received record contracts! I also have 2 national product endorsements. After 10 years of playing in the mid-west, I then set my eyes on the Southern US where I currently resides and performs. I have over 27 years of total experience in the industry. This experience includes guitars, equipment, booking, marketing, effects, amplifiers, recording and live music mixing. I have hands-on experience in many musical styles such as Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop, R&B, Country, Top 40, Funk and Folk music.
Over the past 10 years, I have started my teaching practice and I've taught students who range from 7 years of age and up. The one thing I have learned is that lessons absolutely have to be fun! I target each student’s lessons to uniquely follow your goals and get YOU to where you want to be.
Some of my guitar influences are Van Halen, Steve Vai, ACDC, Guns ‘n Roses, Led Zeppelin and James Brown just to name a few. I've shared the stage with Eddie Money, David Lee Roth, Great White and several other national touring artists. I have a passion for music and love to share this with others willing to learn the instrument.
*** Lesson Details ***
Some example lessons would be as follows:
I target each student uniquely. No cookie-cutter lesson plans! I learn your short and long-terms goals and set the lesson material appropriately to help the student achieve their goals. Lessons absolutely have to be fun, so if you like to laugh and have a good time while learning guitar, this is right up your alley!
I use both written and media formats for my lessons. For example, the written material may include chords, modes or scales while the MP3 files (which I send via email) will cover the application of this material and can be used by the student for reference at home. Often the MP3 files include the material performed at a very slow speed and then again at normal speed to help the student understand the lesson and material.
All you need is a positive attitude and a desire to make music and you will be able to do it with a smile!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Studio: couches, music stands, recording equipment, amps and guitars, chord diagrams, room for parents to sit in on lesson
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a guitar for the lessons although I expect that the student will need one of their own to practice
*** Specialties ***
Rock Guitar, Pop, Top 40
Guitarist for the national group "The Spazmatics"! 80's / Pop band playing the hits from the 80's to crowds across the USA!
Lead guitarist for regional band "Children of Karma". Playing a variety of styles mostly rooted in Rock.
Guitarist in regional touring band "Fooling Betty". Played a wide variety of music from 70s, 80's and 90's. Opened for National touring acts such as Eddie Money.
Guitarist in South Eastern touring band called "Circus". Traveled across the South Eastern seaboard playing a wide variety of music. Opened for national acts such as, The Georgia Satellites, Molly Hatchett, Eddie Money and David Lee Roth!
Ken has a great way of converting material. It is easy to understand and he makes it fun. He had a way of telling each lesson and moving my abilities forward so I can improve and have fun playing guitar.
he is a great teacher. he knows where you need help in. also he breaks it down so you can learn faster and have fun at the same time. I didn't know anything about a guitar until I started with ken. he is an all around good person, and a great teacher.