Kenny Smilovitch

Kenny S.

Chicago, IL
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Lesson Details



Kenny delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:

Kenny has been playing guitar since the age of 14, has received awards and grants from the Canada Council, and is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His approach to teaching guitar helps students learn quickly and maximize musical potential.


Sep 2011 - Present
School of the Art Institute


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This is a video for an instrument demo. Playing starts at the 1 minute mark.
Recording session.

Amplifier video demo. Playing starts at the 1:15 minute mark.

5 Reviews

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jamison odling Jun 16, 2016

I studied guitar with Kenny for five years and his lessons undoubtedly made me not only a better guitarist but a better musician. Kenny is an incredibly patient teacher with well thought out lessons that follow a natural scope and sequence while always fitting the needs a likes of the student. He is an expert communicator and an inspiring performer. I highly recommend his teaching to any and all levels of aspiring guitarist whatever the style of music.

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Michel Zabitsky Jun 8, 2016
Acoustic Guitar ·

I took weekly lessons with Kenny back when he was in Montreal and it was a great learning experience. He was not only open to working on the songs that I wanted but also introduced me to new and exciting stuff that have really broadened my horizons. Kenny is not only super knowledgeable and talented but above all is a great communicator and teacher who makes you feel comfortable learning new techniques and material in a stimulating and exciting way. Highly recommended!

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Michael G Jun 6, 2016

Great musician. Great guy. Most important, a great teacher. Kenny can clearly articulate what you need to know.
Technique, right/left hand position, theory, altered tunings.

Jeremy Stern Jun 5, 2016
Acoustic Guitar ·

Kenny is not only a fantastic fingestyle player and teacher, but he has a way of giving you these incredibly valuable tools to really make the lessons worthwhile. He also can cover so many different styles from simple acoustic strumming, to intricate fingerstyle, to jazz, to full on Led Zeppelin! He is such a unique teacher that will make you feel comfortable whatever your level. He happens to be one of the nicest guys in the world and I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

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Mike B Jun 5, 2016

Kenny's the complete, and rare, package of excellent guitarist, knowledgable musician, and patient, experienced teacher. Years after my lessons with Kenny I'm still benefiting from what he taught me, from his sensitivity to technique and tone to the incredible music he introduced me to.

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