- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
It is my ambition as a guitar educator to radiate enthusiasm and inspire my students to obtain their musical goals. In my years as a professional musician I have gained insight on how to bring the best out of my students. In addition to performing, my teaching career has given me many wonderful experiences. I have spent many years in one of the largest guitar schools in NYC, where in addition to being a mentor to guitar teachers, I have prepared for and taught private lessons, classes, and rock bands to well over fifty students per week.
Born in a small town in the Midwest, Kyle grew up listening to a diverse range of music. Through his parents he was exposed primarily to Rock, Country, Folk, and Celtic music. Listening to artist from these genres aided in developing a musical sensibility that is continually reflected in Kyle’s playing. In his teens, Kyle was immersed in a music scene that was defined by heavy guitar riffs and shredding guitar solos. Rock music had taken over the local scene as well as Kyle’s musical interest for several years. Through out his teens Kyle performed with many local rock bands. Shredding guitar licks continued to be his passion until later in his early twenties when he was exposed to Jazz. The new textures, sounds, and rhythms that Jazz offered changed his playing forever. In his mid twenties Kyle had the opportunity to travel the globe performing as a guitarist with recording artist from both the UK and USA. This experience helped to give Kyle a better understanding of music and art. Now in his early thirties and settled in NYC, Kyle is exploring musical avenues that allow him to explore all of his influences and interest, giving respect to each art form, but also being sure to stay true to who he is, therefore being able to create a music that is true to him. After the years traveling the globe performing, Kyle is grateful to be settled and sharing the joy of music with his students!
Midori and friends is a wonderful program in NYC that puts teaching artist in underserved schools thought the city.
I have had the joy of teaching at one of the greatest guitar schools in the world for the past for years. It has been a pleasure teaching private lessons, classes, and rock bands for all ages. I have also been honored to be a mentor to new teachers joining the team.+ Read More
I've had the pleasure of working with Kyle for a few years and can say he is an extremely talented guitar player and awesome teacher. He breaks complex concepts down in a compassionate way for beginners and can even challenge seasoned guitar players. He's great with players of all levels from beginner to advanced. His lessons are fun and engaging, and you can tell he's passionate about music and seeing his students thrive. Highly recommended!+ Read More
Over the years I’ve attempted to learn guitar over and over again. Once I met Kyle it finally started to make sense. He is a kind, patient instructor and our lessons were always educational and enjoyable . He’s literally the best.