Kenton DeCross
Rochester, NY
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Kenton DeCross

Kenton D.

Rochester, NY
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Levels taught:
I believe music can change the world.

Lessons with me start with a no-nonsense plan to growing as an artist on the guitar. With my program you will get a customized path with a healthy mix of foundational theory, skills, and (most importantly) playing fun songs!

Message today to see if we'll be a good match, I can't wait to share music with you!

About Kenton D.

Hi, there! My name is Kenton and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2019 and have loved helping my students learn the basics of guitar, music theory, and musicianship. I went to SUNY Brockport and earned a degree in Psychology in 2016. Following my undergrad I took a position that allowed me to travel the United States with not much more than a duffle bag and my trusty guitar.

More recently I've found myself growing roots in Rochester, New York, where I live and play music with two of my best friends. During the day I work in early school-age educational enrichment making sure my students are able to access and succeed in a constantly shifting educational environment.

I'm an energetic and goal oriented person and my teaching style is fun, engaging, and detail oriented. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


Write a Review
8 Reviews
Jameson B.
Profile-location-online Online

My son has had a total of 3 virtual guitar instructors all of whom he has really liked but Kenton is his absolute favorite. “I like all of my instructors but Kenton is really the best, he really listens to me and takes into account what I know and what I want to learn when making my lesson. He’s really fun and great at his job”

Posted Jun 4, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kenton is an amazing instructor. I wasn't sure anyone would have enough patience to teach my 7 yr old daughter, but he has such a gift for working with kids that she is actually learning to play and looks forward to every lesson! She is starting to understand how to read music, and Kenton's enthusiasm and encouragement are making it such a fun process. I would recommend him to anyone of any age, at any point of their musical journey!

Posted Jan 20, 2021
Jorge S.
Profile-location-online Online

Kenton is one of my top students. He has excelled in many guitar subjects and always has a very positive attitude. His guitar playing and his experience as a current educator will make him a quality teacher to anyone who books a lesson with him.
His patience and understanding will go a long way for any student to learn and grow. Book a lesson with Kenton and find out how much you'll learn!

Posted Nov 17, 2020
Antonio M Hampton
Profile-location-online Online

Kenton is a very good instructor, very detailed , explains things, well and let you go at your own pace! Highly recommended.

Posted Nov 16, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Kenton is really great and is super invested in helping you become a better musician. He is easy and fun to work with and I highly recommend!

Posted Nov 12, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

I have known Kenton as a friend, teacher, and mentor for about two years now. The interest, dedication, and necessary time I have seen him engage in with music, primarily guitar, has been extraordinary. When it comes to guitar, Kenton's knowledge has become vast due to his passion for learning. Kenton therefore has a plethora of music history, genre, and guitar theory to offer his students. Kenton is choosing to share this knowledge with his students because he wants to incorporate music even further into his life, and pass on what he has learned, and his rad skills on guitar :)

Personally, Kenton has been generous with his knowledge of guitar, guitar theory, and has been eager to share it with me as I expand my guitar repertoire. He has an admirable desire to see others excel at their craft, and finds happiness in taking part in their journey!

I could go on about how this dude has had positive impact in my life, but you get the idea. Go forth and flourish!!

Posted Nov 10, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

I picked up a lot of things with Kenton fairly quickly. He used a lot of different terms to help me familiarize myself with the instrument and techniques much faster than before

Posted Nov 8, 2020
Fotini B.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted May 12, 2021

Photos & Videos

3 Photos & Videos


Lead Guitarist
Mar 2020 - Present

Sunshine Shut-Ins

Taking full advantage of our quarantine-fueled free time, several friends and I started a new musical project, The Sunshine Shut-Ins. The Shut-Ins are currently in the process of writing and recording original work that we cannot wait to share!


Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Sep 2012 - Dec 2015

SUNY Brockport



Fluent / Native Proficiency

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Acoustic Guitar
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Kenton's Availability
{{ time }}
{{ time }}
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Kenton's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
{{ rate.locale_rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed