Kory Iwahashi

Kory I.

Granada Hills, CA

About Kory I.

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Kory teaches: Ages 14 and up
Teaching since: November 2011
Last sign in: Yesterday


My name is Kory, and I'm currently enrolled as a Music Studies Major and Business Minor in college. I've been playing guitar for over 7 years, and played lead guitar/bass for my high school jazz band and the Cal Poly jazz combo. I also recently started a band, you can check out our page and music in the links below



I have completed all levels of music theory at Cal Poly Pomona and have sung in the Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. I have taken recording classes and know how to use Pro Tools and Logic and have recently started to self produce my own music. In addition, I've worked with several students outside of take lessons, and have volunteered as a music teacher's assistant at Nightingale Middle School and John F. Kennedy High School.

Teaching others about music theory, singing, music production and guitar is a passion for me, and something that I'm not only confident in, but very patient with. I can guarantee, whether you're a beginner, or a very experienced player, you will see results

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide an acoustic guitar, picks, a chord, an amp. I expect the student to have either an acoustic or electric guitar to be able to practice with, but if they don't I can cover him/her.

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Singing

Genres: Indie, Alternative, Pop, Punk, Acoustic, Rock, Surf, Metal, Jazz, Electronic, Psychedelic

Music Theory, Ear Training, Songwriting

Photos and Videos

An original acoustic song with my band. It's inspiration is a bit sad, but it demonstrates my voice and my acoustic guitar skills


Bronco Tutor
Sep 2014 - Present
Learning Resource Center

I tutored music majors in music theory I, II and III

Assistant Teacher
Mar 2012 - Present
Nightingale Middle School, John F. Kennedy High School

I work with the music teacher Suzanne Jones at Nightingale Middle School and taeach kids how to play guitar and how to work together as a band.

Guitar Teacher
Jan 2011 - Present
Freelance Work

I taught guitar to dozens of people that have ranged from beginners, to experienced musicians, from close friends and neighbors, to unfamiliar clients

Feb 2012 - Apr 2012
Academic Advantage

I worked under the No Child Left Behind organization, and drove to students homes to tutor them


Music Industries Major, Business Minor
Aug 2012 - Present
Cal Poly Pomona
AP Music Theory
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012
Granada Hills Charter High School

18 Reviews on Kory I.

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Pamela Jan 27, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
My 11-year old son is excited to have more lessons after the first one. He has been practicing for his next lesson. I give Kory 5 stars because my son's attitude is a reflection of Kory's teaching style.
Manuel Jan 24, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · Online
Rebecca Jan 15, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
Kory was very nice, patient and gave some good tips.

We had some tech. difficulty with Skype and sound issues but otherwise went well.
Nikki Dec 12, 2016
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · Online
Really knows how to guide you in the right directions
Alley O. Nov 28, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
So far very happy & excited for my first 3 lessons. Kory very professional, accommodating & excellent guitar teacher.
Tommy M. Nov 19, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Excellent Teacher
Margie T. Nov 17, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Kori is a great teacher. My daughter enjoyed her lessons. He is very patient with children. I highly recommend him. Thank you Kori!
naibo Nov 17, 2016
Verified Student · Songwriting · In studio
Kory is an excellent teacher, he would drill down every small piece by piece to you, and also very patient. Highly recommend!
Loren M. Oct 17, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
My son enjoyed Kory's teqching sryle and seemed excited to return for his 2nd leason.

He wants to learn more from Kory and pratice the songs he shared with him.

That's a positive!!!
Kyla Oct 1, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Had a great experience with Kory, and am happy to continue lessons with him!
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