Kenneth Martinez

Kenneth M.

Denver, CO

About Kenneth M.

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Kenneth teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: January 2009
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

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.

Photos and Videos

Playing around with "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck. Performed by The Ghetto Fancy

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 Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award

Jun 2008
Harrison High School
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