Kevin Zugschwert

Kevin Z.

Aurora, CO
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Our instruction area is spot on. The store and studio provide an exceptional learning environment and contains amplifiers, acoustic, electric and bass guitars. We have the latest technology in keyboards, and the use of drum machines makes the lesson more fun utilizing the feel of being in a band. We are conveniently located just off Hampden Ave. and Tower Rd.

The teaching style is laid back and comfortable. Focus is on teaching students how to teach themselves
The basics: music theory, music reading, chords, chord progressions, melody, harmony, technique etc...

Don't look too hard for a teacher now, you've already found him. So what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and contact me already. It's all about having fun with music, so come on over, and let's rock.

Specialties

rock, acoustic, classical, flamenco, metal, blues

Education

Westminster High - General - 1991 - 1995
Mentorship; Neil Haverstick, and Todd Keehn. Studies with Dave Martone
Over 25 years experience including teaching, live performances, songwriting, and studio recordings.

Achievements

Six String Theory Rock Guitar Competition top 5 of 2011
Guitar Player Guitar Superstar top ten of 2010
Guitar World magazine top ten shred the web of 2009

Four Studio Albums
'Guitar Relaxation' - 2012
'Fungi' - 2010
'Subject To Change' - 2006
'Over The Limit' - 2004

Testimonials From The Pros (George Lynch, Elliot Easton, Reeves Gabrels and more...)

Subjects Taught

music theory, music sight reading, electric guitar, acoustic guitar,
bass guitar, digital recording, piano, ukulele, keyboard, and drums

Ages Taught

Students 1 to 99 years old

Studio Location

Aurora CO, 80013

About Kevin Z.

Kevin Z. - Musician and Composer

Don't look too hard for a teacher now, you've already found him. So what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and contact TakeLessons already. It's all about having fun with music, so schedule an online lesson, and let's get started.

Master classes - Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Kevin Eubanks (The Tonight Show)
*Studied guitar with Neil Haverstick at Swallow Hill Music Academy
*Studied guitar with Todd Keehn at his own TK studios
*Studied with Dave Martone at American Jewish University

*Six String Theory Rock Guitar Competition top 5 of 2011
*Guitar Player Guitar Superstar top ten of 2010
*Guitar World magazine top ten shred the web of 2009

*Over 25 years experience including teaching, live performances, songwriting, and studio recordings.

*** Lesson Details ***

My teaching style is laid back and comfortable. Focus is on teaching students how to practice on their own in a way that produces results. You'll learn: music theory, music sight reading, chords, chord progressions, melody, harmony, technique, and much more.

*** Specialties ***
Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Classical guitar, and songwriting. Styles include heavy metal, rock, country, blues, classical, spanish flamenco, fingerstyle and more. Recording, production, music theory, and sight reading. Guitar, piano, ukulele, or bass guitar.

Go ahead and make the call/email to schedule your first lesson. See you soon! - Kevin Z

Reviews

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Daisy R.
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Well, so far this is only my first bass lesson, so I didn't even know if I would like it. But I must say I'm more excited than ever! Kevin is clearly a virtuoso player, with a pleasant, relaxed demeanor, clear teaching style, and the best sense of humor. That really takes any edge off any nervousness. I'm looking forward to the next one!

Posted Aug 27, 2016
Kurt S.
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Very knowledgeable! excellent at teaching guitar.

Posted May 12, 2016
Megan F.
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Very helpful with tips and tricks for a beginning student.

Posted Feb 4, 2015
Mark A.
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Kevin is not only a virtuoso performer, he is an excellent teacher, presenting challenging yet achievable material at the appropriate level for the learner.

Posted Jul 11, 2014
AltheaB

This is my grandson's first 3 months with Kevin.Kevin is very laid-back and his cool looks makes my pre-teen grandson want to learn from him, which is important. Sometimes, Kevin's critique is unclear and his verbal follow up instructions don't match his written instructions. All and all, he might be prefect for my grandson, who is also very laid-back. Two laid-back peolple might not be a good combination. It could be that my grandson would learn more from someone who is a little more structured. I thought about trying a different teacher but my grandson seems to like Kevin and he is learning to play, which is the bottom line. So, we will stick with Kevin for now.

Posted May 30, 2012
JohnL1

Excellent!!!

Kevin is an amazing instructor and is very patient with the students. I have only taken a couple lessons so far but I have learned so much within that time it shocks me that I could even learn that much. Before I started taking lessons with him I would try and pluck away at the strings of the guitar but I'm gradually getting better thanks to him. Thank you!

Posted Nov 23, 2011
JanM

Great Instructor

I would highly recommend Kevin for anyone who wants to learn the guitar. Kevin instructs lesson's in an easy going yet detail manner. His lessons and manner brings confidence to the student and this allows for his students to progress through their studies. If you want your child or yourself to learn the guitar, Kevin is the instructor you should look to first.

Posted Oct 10, 2011
LisaJ

Lessons are going great! Kevin is very talented and willing to be flexible on requests. So far I am pleased with all of our lessons!

Posted Aug 24, 2011
AmandaJ

Very Happy!!!

My son is at lesson number 4 and he loves it. He looks forward to it every week.

Posted Oct 12, 2010
BrandyN

Kevin is great with Avery. My son looks forward to his lessons. Thanks!

Posted Apr 26, 2010
JamesA

WOW

Kevin is a great teacher, he really knows what he's doing. He plays amazingly and knows what to do to get you there too. He's very easy to get along with and learn from. A+

Posted Dec 5, 2008
NicoleA

Kevin is incredibly patient

My daughter is fairly quick on picking up technique. However, she's bashful and lacks self-confidence. Kevin patiently works with her and encourages her to get better without being forceful. She doesn't seem to want to continue with lessons but becomes defensive if I suggest she stop. "Kevin is a really good teacher! I'm looking forward to our next lesson."

Posted Nov 4, 2008
RichardS

Feedback

Kevin is an incredibly patient instructor. He is making this adult students time much easier!

Posted Jul 13, 2008
BrittaW

Very Happy

Hi, my son just had his first lesson with Kevin and we are very happy we found him.- Britta W

Posted Mar 10, 2008

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Experience

Owner
Jan 2003 - Present

Private Studio

Professional Lessons For Guitar, Bass, Piano, And Ukulele Specialties: rock, acoustic, classical, flamenco, metal, blues Education: Westminster High - General - 1991 - 1995 Mentorship; Neil Haverstick, and Todd Keehn. Master classes - Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Kevin Eubanks (The Tonight Show) Studies with Dave Martone Over 25 years experience including teaching, live performances, songwriting, and studio recordings. Achievements: Country Showdown Nebraska State Title Winner of 2015 Six String Theory Rock Guitar Competition top 5 of 2011 Guitar Player Guitar Superstar top ten of 2010 Guitar World magazine top ten shred the web of 2009 Five Studio Albums 'Floating Away' - 2019 'Guitar Relaxation'- 2012 'Fungi'- 2010 'Subject To Change'- 2006 'Over The Limit'- 2004 Testimonials From The Pros (George Lynch, Elliot Easton, Reeves Gabrels and more...) "Kevins a super nice guy, this music is a vehicle to show what a fast guitar player you are." George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) “You did an awesome job with this.” - Gary Hoey “You can obviously play like a lunatic.” - Elliot Easton (The Cars) "Excellent technique, great chops." - Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie) “Kevins a great guitar player” - Dave Martone “One More Chance (track #6) floored me, totally love it. It reminds me of Joe Satriani. The flow is very melodic. Also really enjoyed Takin' Back (track #8) and Wait For It (track #4). Lots of Paul Gilbert influences in there I think amongst others. Nice production as well." - Nick Baldrian of Fireworks Magazine

Education

General
Sep 1991 - Jun 1995

Westminster High

General
Sep 1991 - Jun 1995

Westminster High

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Country Showdown Nebraska State Title of 2015
Jun 2015

Country Showdown

Six String Theory Rock Guitar top 5 of 2011
Jul 2011

Six String Theory

Guitar Player Guitar Superstar
Jul 2010

Guitar Player Magazine

Guitar World magazine top ten shred the web of 2009
May 2009

Guitar World Magazine

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