Kevin Celmer
Spring Valley, CA
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Kevin Celmer

Kevin C.

Spring Valley, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hey there! I'm a multi-instrumentalist with a strong foundation in Guitar, Bass, and Drums.

My lessons are curated behind a few things:
-the understanding of music theory (scales, chord progressions, rhythmic structure, song composition etc.)
-student's requests to learn specific songs and creating original song
-having FUN!

Because in my experience, you're not learning if you're not enjoying what you're doing.

After 6 years, of playing drums, I began my time as a guitar player. I grew as a guitar player tremendously fast because of my understanding and practice of rhythm. I began as an acoustic/folk guitarist, progressed into a blues/funk guitarist, and now play mainly jazz and neo-soul. I also am accustomed to teach many other genres. I now write, produce, and perform my own music and stream online.

When you take lessons with me you can expect that the lessons will increase your music theory knowledge, finger/hand dexterity, rhythm, ear training, performance abilities, and if desired, music industry expertise.

About Kevin C.

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist with a main focus in Guitar, Drums, & Bass. I have experience performing live, recording, and songwriting for 13 years. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theory (chord progressions, scales, rudiments, rhythmic structures, picking techniques, etc) and making sure that the student is learning, and having fun, because if you're not having then you're not learning!

As a means of dedicating my life to music, I have built a music studio in my home to accompany my students, recording artists, and for my own personal projects. My mission to my students is to help them project their inner uniqueness to the world through the art and power of music.

I have a background in numerous genres including rock, funk, pop, blues, punk, jazz, folk, and acoustic music. Although each student is different, typical we will spend each lesson practicing warm ups, learning songs, improvising, and ear training. I look forward to helping you grow as a musician!

I am currently a student at The Recording Arts Center at Studio West Recording Studio. If you have ambitions to have your songs recorded or want to learn how to record on your own I can curate lessons around that as well!


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We are three lessons in so far with Kevin. He is working with my 15 year old on his electric guitar skills. So far, he has evaluated my son's skills, worked on bar chords, a couple of songs, and they changed the strings on the guitar. My son is enjoying the lessons and is very responsive to Kevin's teaching style. We are early in the lessons, but I am pleased with the overall progress.

Posted Jun 28, 2020
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I’ve had the pleasure of jamming with Kevin a few times at his studio, where he also gave me guitar lessons. I’m normally a piano player, and had no experience with guitar, but he decided to take me in and teach me what he knew. From the first lesson, I immediately knew, “This guy knows what he’s doing!” I highly recommend him as a teacher. He’ll definitely help you grow.

Posted Jun 25, 2020
Christopher D.
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Kevin is an excellent guitar player! I’ve had a few jam sessions with him at his studio playing the keys as he played guitar and drums. He taught me some chords on the guitar and I picked them up so easily. I thought immediately, “This guys knows what he’s doing!” He plays Guitar, Bass, and Drums, and I definitely recommend learning from him.

Posted Jun 25, 2020
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My daughter went to Kevin for instructions on guitar. She had no experience, no guitar, and we weren’t sure if she’d like it. Kevin gave us affordable suggestions for a guitar to buy, and she has looked forward to his lessons each week. She really wanted to learn how to play an Adele song and after a few weeks she has mastered it. Kevin is personable, reasonable, intelligent, and thoughtful. I’ve been recommending him to our friends who have children that have been considering lessons.

Posted Mar 4, 2020
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Kevin is great! i’ve been playing drums in bands for 15 years and took a couple lessons with him to tighten some things up! i learned a lot of great things from Kevin. made me a better drummer!

Posted Mar 2, 2020
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Kevin worked with me on drums for a few months and was incredibly patient with me as he helped breakdown songs bit by bit, was super encouraging along the way, and extremely fun to be around. I couldn't recommend him enough!!

Posted Jan 31, 2020
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I always wanted to learn bass and I was referred to Kevin by a friend. She told me she’s seen him playing in bands around the area and he could definitely help you out. I started meeting with Kevin once a week and he knew how to break down the songs to help me learn them. He started teaching me the theory behind bass guitar and my scales. Fast forward a year later, I’m not confident enough to play in a band! I can’t thank Kevin enough for everything he’s done through our lessons. I always mention him when people ask me how I improved so much. Thank you Kevin!

Posted Jan 31, 2020
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Not only do I learn a lot of the intricacies of guitar playing with Kevin, but he is also a fun person to be around and chat about music. Definitely someone I would recommend to take guitar lessons!

Posted Jan 31, 2020

I met Kevin while working at Taylor guitar factory. Jamming with him on breaks made work fun. Kevin is a versatile musician, and I learned a few progressions from him during our "jam breaks"

Posted Jan 24, 2020

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Private Music Lessons
Apr 2017 - Present

Home Studio

Teaching Students privately through my home studio.

Guitar Builder
Mar 2018 - Aug 2019

Taylor Guitars


Audio Engineering & Musical Production
Jan 2020 - Present

The Recording Arts Center

Guitar Proficiency
Jan 2012 - Mar 2014

Minooka Community



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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