Kirk Redman

Kirk R.

Denver, CO

About Kirk R.

Background check: Last verified 11/08/2015
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Kirk teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2006
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I have been studying music for most of my life and began teaching when I was 16. I have been given the opportunity to learn from some of the best musicians and teachers around. Before relocating to Denver, I regularly gave performances throughout the Cincinnati area, as well as in surrounding states. I earned a bachelors of music in guitar performance at The College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. While studying there I was able to meet musicians with different approaches to music and broaden my perspective on the way that I played and taught. Since moving to Denver, I have begun graduate studies at the Lamont School of Music.

I have taught students of all ages and skill levels and have been able to watch my students meet goals of all sorts in their lessons. One of the studios that I teach at was also recognized in the category of "Best Music Instruction" by Cincy Magazine.

If you have never picked up an instrument before, I would love to introduce you to the basics of music as well as the guitar. If you have played some guitar, or another instrument, and are looking to hone your skills and maximize your potential, it would be my pleasure to help you along that track.

Photos and Videos

A recent recording from Brouwer's El Decameron Negro based on African lore. The movement title translates to "The Harp of the Warrior"

Experience

Musicology Graduate Teacher Position

Sep 2015 - Present
Lamont School of Music

Guitar Instructor

May 2011 - Present
Piano Lessons in Your Home

Guitar Instructor

Jun 2006 - Present
Self-Employed

Instructor

Jul 2011 - Jun 2015
Angel's House of Music

Education

MM Guitar Performance

Sep 2015 - Present
Lamont School of Music

BM Guitar Performance

Sep 2008 - Dec 2012
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Bachelors of Music, Guitar Performance

Sep 2008 - Dec 2012
University of Cincinnati

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Best Lessons of 2015

Aug 2015
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Musicology Graduate Teaching Position

Apr 2015
Lamont School of Music - DU

Best of the East: Music Instruction

Jul 2014
Cincy Magazine

Best of the East: Music Instruction

Jul 2013
Cincy Magazine

Bertha Langhorst Werner Scholarship

Sep 2011
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

CCM Honors Scholarship

Sep 2008
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
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20 Reviews on Kirk R.

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Bentham V. Aug 17, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Kirk was patient and explained how to better hold the guitar to improve guitar playing on the first lesson.
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Jocette Lee Jul 1, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Super knowledgable and patient!
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Alan M. Jun 30, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Each week I am learning techniques from Kirk to correct poor habits I developed while learning without a teacher.
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Rishav Jun 25, 2016
Classical Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Our children have completed about a month with Kirk on classical guitar, and we are very happy at their progress. They both look forward to their classes, which in and of itself says it all about the teacher. We're very happy to continue the journey and instill a life long love of music to them. Parents posting on behalf of the kids.
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John Jun 14, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
I am a total beginner. No musical knowledge at all. Kirk is very patient, and is willing to explain things in detail.
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Faith B. May 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Kirk is excellent...I can't emphasize that enough. My daughter is 11 and he is beyond patient with her. He teaches by guiding her and letting her find her own answer. She really likes writing songs so he's supported that in his lessons by using what she comes up with during the week in between for the next lesson, weaving it into what he's teaching her for the day. I also really appreciate how he works on form with her, which is key to being a good guitarist and again it is through example, guiding her , and explaining things in ways that make sense to her. He has a very calm and relaxed demeanor. Also he's in a master's program for music, guitar concentration, so he really knows all aspects of it. I am taking classic guitar lessons once I can afford it. Kirk is one of the best teachers I've worked with and I recommend him for anyone. Thanks, Kirk!
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Devon P. Apr 15, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Devon enjoys her lessons
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Maria Mar 28, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great start to my first lessons on the guitar. Exciting and fun. I'm ready to learn more.
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Killian K. Feb 17, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
This guy knows what he is talking about. You won't be afraid to tackle a new instrument with Kirk since he makes the process that much easier. I picked up Ukelele in no time with his easygoing instruction!
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Jazmin Jan 27, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson.