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Ken W.
Concord, California
Ken has a basic understanding of playing the piano and has taught many beginners.
About Ken W.

At age 12 Ken picked up a guitar and fell in love with the instrument. He began with an obsession with Metallica and related bands that later evolved to a passion for classical and jazz music, music theory. From 2008 -2010 completed the music program at Diablo Valley College in June of 2010, which includes extensive coursework in Music theory, Piano and Guitar. Since 2011 Ken has been a Jazz Guitar Performance Major at Cal State East Bay. There he has studied Classical and jazz Guitar performance with world class musicians. "Music has many different levels and the beautiful thing is there is a place for everybody. I have spent a lot of time throughout my music career going “back to basics” in order to become a better musician. We are all capable of becoming great musicians and just because someone can play faster than you doesn't necessarily make them better. Music provides everything from healing power to just plain fun for the human spirit so I always encourage students to go at there own pace and work within their abilities." *** Lesson Details *** 20+ years experience as a musician and teacher Ken has taken self taught route and the lessons route. "I believe 100% that being taught by someone who has sufficient experience really provides the roadway for a solid foundation whether you are planning on being a pro, just for fun and all levels in between. The combination of self-discipline and a good teacher are a must to have as a musician." Amongst many other approaches of teaching music, I try to instill the 3 most lacking areas most musicians usually have to begin. 1. Sight reading: Unfortunately most common with guitarists! Tablature is a somewhat useful way to start but reading music will open many doors and opportunities for any musician 2. Collaboration: A teacher provides one way of collaboration as well as a band or an ensemble at school or in the community. 3. Improvisation: I provide a music theory background and I have a method plan for chord progressions, and help with learning the entire guitar. I take step-by-step approaches towards giving a student encouragement and instilling music appreciation. I am very organized so every lesson will be documented and we will work on specific areas of fundamental development. Most of all have fun! That what gets us playing music in the first place! I look Forward to meeting you! *** Studio Equipment *** Lesson room, music stands, benches, amps, two pianos, computer area for recording, *** Travel Equipment *** Their own instrument and any necessary cables, amps etc. for them I will provide my own *** Specialties *** I mostly specialize in jazz and classical guitar and have taught blues, rock, metal and Latin American guitar. All ages and all levels. I also teach western music theory (classical and jazz) from the baroque period to modern day. I teach beginning piano which consists of the basic fundamentals (i.e. scales, posture hand positions, etudes and beginning repertoire)

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2000

Education

Jazz Guitar

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English, English

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Ken W.
Concord, California
Ken has a basic understanding of playing the piano and has taught many beginners.
About Ken W.

At age 12 Ken picked up a guitar and fell in love with the instrument. He began with an obsession with Metallica and related bands that later evolved to a passion for classical and jazz music, music theory. From 2008 -2010 completed the music program at Diablo Valley College in June of 2010, which includes extensive coursework in Music theory, Piano and Guitar. Since 2011 Ken has been a Jazz Guitar Performance Major at Cal State East Bay. There he has studied Classical and jazz Guitar performance with world class musicians. "Music has many different levels and the beautiful thing is there is a place for everybody. I have spent a lot of time throughout my music career going “back to basics” in order to become a better musician. We are all capable of becoming great musicians and just because someone can play faster than you doesn't necessarily make them better. Music provides everything from healing power to just plain fun for the human spirit so I always encourage students to go at there own pace and work within their abilities." *** Lesson Details *** 20+ years experience as a musician and teacher Ken has taken self taught route and the lessons route. "I believe 100% that being taught by someone who has sufficient experience really provides the roadway for a solid foundation whether you are planning on being a pro, just for fun and all levels in between. The combination of self-discipline and a good teacher are a must to have as a musician." Amongst many other approaches of teaching music, I try to instill the 3 most lacking areas most musicians usually have to begin. 1. Sight reading: Unfortunately most common with guitarists! Tablature is a somewhat useful way to start but reading music will open many doors and opportunities for any musician 2. Collaboration: A teacher provides one way of collaboration as well as a band or an ensemble at school or in the community. 3. Improvisation: I provide a music theory background and I have a method plan for chord progressions, and help with learning the entire guitar. I take step-by-step approaches towards giving a student encouragement and instilling music appreciation. I am very organized so every lesson will be documented and we will work on specific areas of fundamental development. Most of all have fun! That what gets us playing music in the first place! I look Forward to meeting you! *** Studio Equipment *** Lesson room, music stands, benches, amps, two pianos, computer area for recording, *** Travel Equipment *** Their own instrument and any necessary cables, amps etc. for them I will provide my own *** Specialties *** I mostly specialize in jazz and classical guitar and have taught blues, rock, metal and Latin American guitar. All ages and all levels. I also teach western music theory (classical and jazz) from the baroque period to modern day. I teach beginning piano which consists of the basic fundamentals (i.e. scales, posture hand positions, etudes and beginning repertoire)

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2000

Education

Jazz Guitar

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English, English

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Ken is an awesome teacher and an great person. He teaches my 5 year daughter and she loves his lessons and his jovial approach. Within 4 weeks, she has picked up a lot of things and is improving day by day. He is patient as you ought to be with the kids and yet persistent enough to stick to the task. I am really looking forward to them picking up songs in the coming lessons. I will recommend him anytime and completely vouch for his credentials and ability as an excellent guitarist as well as teacher.

Posted Nov 6, 2014
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Ken is a talented musician, nice person, and a fantastic teacher. I wanted to branch out into classical guitar after many years of playing other styles. Ken was good at adapting to my background and goals.

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Teacher's Studio

Ken W. is an awesome teacher, my daughter loves her lessons with Ken, he is very patient kind and makes my daughter feel very comfortable. He also is very positive inspiring. I plan on keeping Ken as my daughters instructor for a very very long time

Posted Jun 30, 2014
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Mar 2010 - Present
Takelessons and Art and Soul Music Studio
Ken has 20+ years of band and studio work as a musician music teacher and as a recording engineer.
Jazz Guitar
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
Cal State East Bay
Music
Apr 2011 - Dec 2013
Cal State East Bay
Audio Engineering
Mar 2005 - Jan 2006
Conservatory Of Recording Arts and Sciences
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Audio Engineer
Nov 2006
CRAS
Received and audio engineering degree and 10 certifications in the recording industry field of study
Scholarship
Sep 2011
Cal State East Bay

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