Kyle Blessing
Rapid City, SD
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Kyle Blessing

Kyle B.

Rapid City, SD
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Beginner, Intermediate
Want to play your favorite songs? Want to write your own? While focusing on technique and theory primarily, we will also spend at least a part of each lesson being creative, whether we're improvising, or writing together, or just playing a game, because I believe that being a well-rounded musician means knowing how to communicate your own ideas fluently. I'm also trained in the Taubman Method, so you'll receive training in how to play the piano with confidence and ease without the risk of injuring yourself later on. I welcome students interested in classical, rock, jazz, or all of the above! Shoot me a message today and let's set something up.

About Kyle B.

I am a professional violinist, violist, guitarist, pianist, composer, and educator. In addition to recording and touring with my own bands, I regularly arrange and record strings for artists and producers in a wide range of styles, from underground rappers to indie rock bands to grammy winning pop producers. I studied classical viola and composition at Temple University's Boyer School of Music, and have also studied at the Montreal Conservatory and IRCAM in Paris. I currently teach about 35 students a week ranging in ability from beginner to advanced, and ranging in age from 4 to 64. My versatility, experience, and formal training ensure a fun and engaging learning experience, catered towards what YOU want to learn (with some suggestion/encouragement from me of course).

I've studied classical viola for 14 years, with some training in bluegrass and irish fiddle too. I've also received training in jazz and rock guitar, and have been trained in the Taubman Method on piano, allowing me to teach my students to play with confidence and ease, without fear of injury later on.

Students can expect to receive top notch training in technique and theory. All students will also receive training in improvisation in a variety of styles, so that they can not only play and understand other people's music, but create their own too. Students interesting in writing/recording will also have the opportunity to write and record a song or instrumental piece with me, and learn all my best tips and tricks along the way!

Some styles I regularly give lessons in: Rock, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Indie, and Blues.

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Vivian
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We got right into it and he addressed all my questions and needs at the first lesson!

Posted Mar 21, 2020
Justine L.
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Kyle is a great teacher and has taught me some awesome songs to begin with. Looking forward to continue working with them!

Posted Nov 27, 2019
Caen C.
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Kyle was so kind and attentive to my 4 year old grandson My grandson’s attention span is not long but Kyle kept his attention for 30 minutes

Posted Oct 11, 2019
Jagdeesh G.
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Takes special care that you get the concept right. Never skips ober anything.

Posted Aug 3, 2019

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Private Music Instructor
Apr 2017 - Present

Music Studio

I give private lessons on a variety of instruments, including violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, and drums. I strive to craft lessons which give my students a wide base of knowledge and skills, including note reading, music theory, improvisation, composition, and of course, great technique.

Education

B.M. Composition
Aug 2014 - May 2018

Temple University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

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