Kenneth Martinez

Kenneth M.

Denver, CO

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About

Kenneth delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
January 2009

Few things are more satisfying to me than seeing that "Ah-ha!" moment when a student understands something new. Being able to participate in that process of new understanding is a deeply motivational factor in my teaching style. Having graduated high school with the recognition of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award as well as the experiences of participating in All-City, All-state as well as several other regional honor bands, my passions for music has continued to grow at the university level, making the Dean's List at DU and holding a GPA of 3.89. Additionally, I've been a working professional in the Denver music scene since 2009, playing for various music theatre productions, weddings and venues.
My teaching specialties revolve around electric and acoustic bass performance as well as basic piano and guitar, music theory and ear training. Although I'm most certifiably educated in Music, I'm presently working towards a degree in Psychology as well.

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Experience

Private Instructor
Jan 2009 - Present
Self-Employed

I've been teaching music lessons (bass, piano and guitar) privately since I moved to Denver.

Freelance Musician
Jan 2009 - Present
Self-Employed

I've been playing gigs around Colorado since the end of high school, working with a wide variety of artists. I've played musical theatre in pit orchestras, bars/restaurants, private parties, weddings and headlining concerts.

Education

Psychology
Jan 2014 - Present
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Jazz and Commercial Music
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
University of Denver

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 2008
Harrison High School

Photos & Videos

Playing around with "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck. Performed by The Ghetto Fancy
Beryl Beloved was a post-punk duo- one of the first bands I played with. This showcases something a bit more "rock" based.
Recording with The Tickle Mafia
Photo by Kenneth M.
Another DU cut.
From my time at DU
This is a group I've been playing with since 2011, rocking weddings, parties and corporate events.
Recording session with local artist Sydney Layne

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Halloween show with local funk band "The Tickle Mafia" 2011
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