Kirk Garner
Santa Fe, NM
Kirk Garner

Kirk G.

Santa Fe, NM
Teaching Locations:
Teaching Locations:
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About Kirk G.

I have performed as an actor and a singer throughout Southern California, and also in France. I have extensive training in vocal pedagogy and opera, and also more than 15 years of experience playing guitar. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in vocal performance and Opera, and it will be my second Master's, the first one being in audio engineering and music composition.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to have fun during lessons, but I also like to get things done. I focus on my students' weakest areas, on challenging them as much as they can handle, pushing them to grow; but I always do it by keeping things positive and up-beat. I hate negative lessons that are all about what the student is NOT doing, and I hate boring lessons. I focus on unique learning devices including humor, mnemonics, multi-layered drills, and other "tricks" for learning as quickly and efficiently as possible. In general, after a few months my students can expect to be thinking about their craft in a new way, from a new angle, with the tools and the foundation to grow toward excellence.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons at the music office or additional room in building next to the sanctuary, parking lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide repertoire books to read from, photocopies of music to be learned and of exercises to perform, a digital keyboard for teaching vocalises, a low quality guitar for the student to play if they do not have their own (I strongly encourage them to acquire one if they plan on continuing to learn), a guitar for myself to instruct on, a basic microphone, mixer, and recorder set to learn with, and a mirror for singers to watch themselves. I expect students to provide staff paper, pencils, music stands if desired, and water to keep their voices hydrated.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music, opera, musical theater, and healthy vocal production for voice; and classical and singer-songwriter music for guitar. For audio engineering, I specialize in live mixing and recording of musical theater and classical music, and in sound processing, editing, and mastering.

Reviews

Write a Review
No reviews have been submitted

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
Singing
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Kirk's Availability
Mo
Tu
We
Th
Fri
Sa
Su
Mornings
{{ time }}
Afternoons
{{ time }}
Evenings
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Kirk's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed