- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
- November 2011
I graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Music, and have taught lessons for over 7 years. I performed in Jazz Combo, Concert Choir, and Vocal Jazz, and played in numerous concerts and competitions. In addition, I am a songwriter, and have written many songs for my own band, and for other clients. I also work as a freelance producer, and record/mix at my home studio, and at professional studios.
My personal philosophy to teaching is that every student is a unique individual. I always start by connecting with the student, and figuring out what interests/goals they have in mind. Then I craft a customized lesson plan that will help them achieve their goals, and work with their strengths and weaknesses. I practice patience and friendliness, and always do my best to inspire, motivate, and teach hard work/perseverance.
I sing Bass and Baritone in Cal Poly's Vocal Jazz Ensemble. It is a much smaller group then Concert Choir (about 10 people) and have performed songs such as "Desafinado," "The Pink Panther," and some pop songs by Bruno Mars and Pentatonix. In addition, I have been trained under professor Kendra Vuk (Vocal Jazz Director) for about two years, and have performed at several festivals including the Fullerton Jazz Festival, and the Oceanside Jazz Festival.+ Read More
I tutored music majors in music theory I, II and III, and helped students understand chordal theory, four part harmony, and modal relationships. I also helped develop their listening skills by practicing different ear exercises that involved identifying intervals, chords, modes, and chord progressions.+ Read More
I played lead/rhythm guitar and bass in my High School Jazz Band, and in Jazz Combo at Cal Poly Pomona. We played standard jazz tunes, and reinterpretations of pop and experimental songs.
I work with the music teacher Suzanne Jones (Presently at John F. Kennedy High School) and teach kids how to play guitar and how to work together as a band. I also help students record projects, and currently teaching students at Kennedy how to record and mix in Pro Tools LE.+ Read More
I have taught music lessons for over 7 years both online, and in person. Specialties include guitar, and music theory, and have also taught lessons in songwriting, recording, mixing, singing, and bass guitar. I've taught over 100 students ranging from toddlers, teens, parents, and the elderly.+ Read More
I was a Baritone in Cal Poly Pomona's Concert Choir. That year we sang Carmina Burana, a famous classical piece over an hour long, with over 17 different sections
Wow! Kory is more than we expected. He is truely a professional. My daughter really liked him and looks forward to learning guitar. She said he has energy and is amazing. He is very easy to talk to and follow his instructions. Thank you for referring Kory to our family. We could not have found a better teacher.
Sincerely, The Clark's
Kory was really nice and knowledgeable and made my daughter feel comfortable when he was teaching. He is a skilled musician and a good teacher.
So enjoyed learning from Kory....he gets me....he fine tuned the lesson to the way I learn and what I want to learn...plus...he explains technical dynamics in a simple and clear manner. He made the lesson fun AND exciting...I was getting stuff that should have been taught to me a long time ago....This is gonna be fun!!+ Read More
Have been with Kory for a little while now, great teacher! Would definitely recommend.
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.
Kory was very nice, patient and gave some good tips.
We had some tech. difficulty with Skype and sound issues but otherwise went well.
Really knows how to guide you in the right directions
So far very happy & excited for my first 3 lessons. Kory very professional, accommodating & excellent guitar teacher.
Kori is a great teacher. My daughter enjoyed her lessons. He is very patient with children. I highly recommend him. Thank you Kori!
Kory is an excellent teacher, he would drill down every small piece by piece to you, and also very patient. Highly recommend!
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!!!
Had a great experience with Kory, and am happy to continue lessons with him!
After our first lesson we have so far found Kory to be exceptionally talented, flexible and intelligent. He seems to be a great fit for our 14 year old son.
Seems very knowledgeable and talented. He has good patience too.
It was good . Kory was real nice . he explained what I needed to know to get me started and seem to know a lot I really enjoyed are lesson I realize it's gonna take some work . But I'm happy I choosed him I'm looking foward to are next lesson . And yes I would recommend kory+ Read More
Nice young man-
Appears to be quite knowledgeable. So far so good.
Kory is very patient and overall a great teacher!
Very dedicated and Knowledgeable. Went overtime to make sure work is done.
Kory is a fantastic teacher. He explains things in a very clear way that are easy to understand. Learning is fun and exciting even when the material is complex. I highly recommend Kory as an instructor.
Fantastic teacher. I learned music theory in about a month or so. His lessons are in-depth and interesting every time. Would recommend to a person trying to get started with music theory.