Kevin Jones

Kevin J.

Denver, CO
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About

Kevin passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2003

I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something.

I would love to start lessons with you soon.

Check out my website: http://www.strum2thebeatguitar.com/

My Video: https://youtu.be/qw9BpEU1t08

Experience

Pubic School Teacher
Jul 2003 - Jun 2015
Denver Public Schools and Ozark Public Schools

I taught in the public schools for 11 years. I taught 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade.

Education

Elementary Education
Aug 1998 - May 2003
College of the Ozarks

Certifications

Education
May 2003
Denver Public Schools and Ozark Public Schools

I have my Elementary Education Certification in Colorado.

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37 Reviews

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Aidan May 7, 2017
Guitar · In home

I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.

Ava Z. Mar 29, 2017
Guitar · In studio

First lesson was great! On the drive home Ava said, " I'm so excited I feel like I could run a marathon!"
Haha Thank you Kevin!

Igor Mar 7, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Exceptional pro - highly recommend!

Melissa Dec 1, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Kevin is very reliable and responsive. He is always on time and my son loves his lessons and is learning a ton!

Chad K. Nov 29, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Kevin is awesome and I'm looking forward to more.

Mary D. Oct 23, 2016
Guitar · Online

Briana A. Oct 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio

The kids enjoyed and learn. So far, great experience...

Monique Sep 12, 2016
Guitar · Online

This was the first lesson. I'm starting from scratch with learning all about the guitar. Most of the lesson was spent with Kevin trying to show me how to tune my new guitar. Then there was a glitch with my trying to download the guitartuna app he recommended, so that didn't work. Little disappointed. By lesson #2, my guitar should be fine-tuned. Kevin provided practice lessons. I look forward to practice practice practice. Kevin was patient, very knowledgeable, and seems like a great instructor to learn from. I look forward to the next lesson.

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Josh D. Aug 29, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Kevin is an amazing teacher. I am learning so much, he makes it fun and I am excited for my next lesson each week.

Jason Jul 14, 2016
Guitar · Online

Kevin is a great instructor. Really enjoying my lessons. If doing them over skype, I would recommend using a hardwired connection and not wifi. Laggy skype connection on my end is the only problem. Kevin's connection is fine.

Rhoda Miller Jun 30, 2016
Guitar · In home

After many different guitar teachers and disappointing results, I nearly put my guitar away for good. Fortunately, I decided to give it one more try by signing up with Kevin. He helped me make the most of what I had already learned before moving on to new techniques. Now I can play many of my favorite songs. I'm more confident and happier than ever with my playing. I'm even playing for other people, and I've even written a song, two things I never imagined myself doing. Kevin is patient, tactful and supportive. He never makes me feel stupid or incompetent. He is an excellent teacher. As a former teacher myself, I recommend him without reservation.

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Jennifer Jun 22, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Really appreciate the level of professionalism and skill Kevin brings to lessons for my daughter who is 11. She is challenged to learn and enjoys the lessons. Kevin provides a worksheet of things to work on over the week so my daughter always knows what to do during her practice sessions. We have mostly done private 45 minute lessons, but Kevin has the flexibility to offer semi-private lessons as well, and my daughter has also enjoyed taking lessons with a friend!

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Austin Jun 22, 2016
Drum · In studio

Kevin is AWESOME! Our little boy, Elijah (8 years old) loves spending time with Kevin, always leaving motivated to practice and play more music. We have loved the way Kevin teaches a theory during each class and also focuses on playing current pop music...it really keeps our little boy's short attention span engaged! My wife and I definitely recommend Kevin!

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Brandon Apr 4, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Kevin is an excellent instructor. He is providing lessons to myself and my two kids (11 & 13). We are enjoying playing together. Kevin had us playing recognizable songs in the first couple lessons. He is great about integrating what you want to play, adding some music theory and keeping us on task to practice efficiently. Not to mention he is just a good guy... and very dependable!

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Scott F. Feb 16, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Kevin is a fantastic teacher!

Anastacia Jan 25, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

My daughter has been very inspired by Kevin. He is very patient and gives thoughtful homework.

Atticus S. Jan 13, 2016
Guitar · In home

We just started with Kevin--my 9 yr old son is planning his career as a musician--and I am very impressed. He listened to what my son likes and noted his current ability and got him started with some simple chords and the first line of a familiar song. An excellent start for a beginning student!

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Brian K. Jan 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio

First lesson down and I'm so excited!!! I have absolutely no experience with the guitar and Kevin has instilled excitement and hope that I can get there. Within the first 10 minutes I knew he was the perfect teacher for me, definitely recommend him and I'm totally looking forward to what's to come!

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Joseph Jan 2, 2016
Djembe · Online

Your going to love having Kevin as your music teacher! He's fun, friendly, patient and experienced! I've seen him perform at several shows around town and he knows how to perform many different styles of music.
Kevin is dedicated to your personal success and will help you reach your individual goals for vocals, guitar, drums, or other areas of music! You won't find a more personable guy with a big heart anywhere! You should totally give him a try!

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Daniel Jan 2, 2016
Drum · In home

After working with Kevin on drum lessons, he was able to help me improve on my ability of building a better playing style, He is very talented in singing, guitar, and drums and would recommenced him as a great teacher .

Leah Jan 1, 2016
Drum · Online

My son recently decided to play the drums and started lessons with Kevin. He does the online format which works great for him He looks forward to his lesson and enjoys it immensely. So far Kevin seems to be a great teacher who is quite knowledgeable in his craft and patient enough to teach it, especially to a wiggly, middle-school boy.

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Mike Jan 1, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I'd say Kevin is by far the best teacher I've ever had for acoustic guitar. I'm left handed, which require a special technique of instruction. I'm also well up in my years and have always wanted to learn guitar for my own enjoyment. He's patient with me, which is great, and is very fair with the time he provides for the cost. He goes the extra mile to assure I gain confidence and fulfillment with my playing. I have plenty more to learn and I only want Kevin because he teaches in a sincere and meaningful way. I'm going to start singing with my playing and am very excited about that. Kevin is awesome!!! He's genuine. I highly recommend him to anyone, at any age.

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Brian Dec 31, 2015
Drum · Online

Our son decided to start learning drums this year and about a year behind the other kids at school. Kevin has been able to encourage him and provide the basic fundamental instruction so that he can feel confident as he will be transitioning into the school band class soon. It is quite obvious that he genuinely cares about his students and wants the best for them. We definitely recommend this guy if your looking for someone to help you get started on the path to becoming more musically inclined :)

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Park Dec 21, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I have known Kevin as a performer and teacher for the last seven years. He is a stellar performer with many years of experience as a guitar instructor and performer. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn to play acoustic guitar.

Will Dec 18, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Kevin is a great first time teacher! Kevin is teaching both me and my Dad together. We look forward to every lesson and Kevin is great at giving us music that we want to want to play. Kevin is making guitar really easy to learn!

Brandon Oct 16, 2015
Drum · In home

Paired with his passion for music and years of experience with guitar and drums, Kevin's teaching experience and easygoing personality make him a great instructor! His years of classroom experience point to a patient teacher who is able to communicate and connect well with students of any skill level or age. If you are looking to learn how to start playing, or want to take your skills to another level, this is the guy to see!

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Chris Oct 16, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Kevin has a passion to teach and the patience/tender tone of voice to carry out that passion effectively. His purposeful attention to the needs of the student are top notch because he makes you feel you can achieve your goals and are going to play with excellence as you grow in your artistic talent.

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Joe Oct 16, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Kevin is a born teacher. Coming from traditional classroom teaching, that ability to communicate translates well to the classroom. He is very patient with his students and communicates exactly to their level. I would recommend Kevin for a way to take your music to the next level. He excels on several instruments and could even help you write your next song.

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Lesley Oct 12, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

My daughter is a new learner and Kevin is not only patient, but a lot of fun. She is really enjoying both the guitar and "Mr. Kevin." Kevin has done a great job is trying to teach her a song along with chords so it's more desirable to learn and practice, too.

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Zach Oct 12, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Great personality with an even greater ability to teach effectively yet enjoyable at the same time! He's very musically knowledgable and willing to teach you anything that you might want to learn. He's by far the best instructor I have ever had and I wouldn't recommend anyone else besides him as an instructor. He connects with you at a level that most instructors won't care to have with their students.

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Brandon Oct 11, 2015
Drum · In studio

Great teacher, very patient with me and was always flexible with my schedule. Great rate for great lessons. Can't recommend him enough!

Michael Oct 9, 2015
Djembe · In home

Kevin was a very good Djembe teacher. He was very patient with me and did not rush me when I did not pick it up fast. He made the lesson very fun. Go to this guy

Ryan Oct 9, 2015
Drum · In studio

Kevin is a phenominal instructor and person. His ability to connect with people and teach them at their personal level and rate is exceptional. I highly recommend him if your looking to learn and get into playing drums.

bob Oct 9, 2015
Arrangement and Composition · In studio

This guy knows his stuff and he's a blast to be around!

Jaska Sep 23, 2015
Drum · In home

Kevin is great with kids and inspiring his students to dive into the music while having fun learning.

Nirup Sep 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Kevin is a great instructor that not only brings his vast knowledge of music to each lesson, but also a contagious passion for music. Every student has the unique opportunity to learn in a fun environment that is both engaging and inspiring! You won't regret learning from Kevin!

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Greg Sep 22, 2015
Percussion · In home

I have a basic sense and feeling of rhythum but studying under kevin has yielded amazing results. I may not be the next star drummer but he really helped me hone my skills... he comes highly recommended!!

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