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Kenton delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock,blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I play include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty, bluegrass, and country. I enjoy teaching students and find it to be fulfilling.


BA: Liberal Arts
Sep 1964 - Jan 1970
Berea College

Photos & Videos

Alabama Jubilee
Fly Me To The Moon Guitar & Vocal
Bluegrass Guitar. Freeborn Man. Tony Rice Style
Ukulele. This is a rendition of My Little Grass Shack.
Finger Style Guitar. This is a cover of The Circle Game, a Joni Mitchell song.
Sugar Hill. This tune features the claw hammer banjo style.
Five String Banjo. Scruggs Style. This tune is the Lonesome Road Blues.
Golden Slippers on dulcimer using finger style.
Have You Ever Been Lonely
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6 Reviews

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Tiffany P. Oct 19, 2018
Dulcimer · Online

I highly reccommend Kenton! My 10 year old son has been taking lessons online for the past couple of months. My son is an absolute beginner, however, is progressing quickly through the curriculum. Kenton is a fantastic teacher, knowledgable, patient, and kind. He keeps the lessons fun, age appriopriate and challenging. Choosing Kenton as our Mountain Dulcimer instructor has been the best decision for us. Give Kenton a try; you won't regret it!

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Steve Jan 21, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Kenton is a very experienced teacher and able to help you progress regardless of playing level.

Gabe Nov 29, 2017
Banjo · In studio

Kenton was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend him to anyone.

Tiffany Nov 29, 2017
Fiddle · In studio

Kenton was a very kind and patient instructor. I could not have asked for a better instructor.

Deborah Nov 28, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

My daughter took both guitar and piano lessons from Kenton. She progressed quickly and was accompanying herself when singing within a few weeks. We were fortunate to have someone with Kenton's extensive musical background, which includes recording with some of the best talent in Nashville, teach our daughter! Kenton also lent his talents to our community theatre production in which he went the extra mile by transposing music, working with individual musicians, and sharing his wonderful vocal and instrumental gifts.

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Susan Nov 28, 2017

Kenton is by far the best instructor ever. Whether you are a young child learning your very first instrument or an adult wanting to learn to play your first instrument, Kenton will make sure you receive the instruction that is right for you.

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