- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Payton Kerkes is an guitarist, French hornist, composer, and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Payton’s music is rooted in everything from jazz, rock, classical, and pop. Along with his unique combination of influences, his music is focused around expressing specific emotions and feelings through composition. He has had the opportunity to perform in the Burlington Jazz Festival, Flynnspace, as well as several venues in New York City. Payton is a graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
I was an intern who assisted in running sound, selling tickets, room management and other tasks.
Payton has done a great job helping me grasp the material. He knows how to pinpoint what is giving you trouble and how to effectively solve it. Overall my playing has greatly improved since taking lessons with him and I would highly recommend.
Payton is a fantastic musician and guitar instructor. He is able to teach any type of music from beginner to advanced. He is fun to take lessons with and very helpful with any problems you may come across. I have improved tremendously since taking lessons from him. He also can help with composition, theory and ear training. I would highly recommend him!+ Read More
Payton is a fantastic teacher who is extremely knowledgeable about all things guitar and music. He is very reliable and a great person. I've enjoyed every lesson and learned so much!
My guitar lesson with Payton was really excellent. He took the time to listen to my goals and then catered the lesson to me. He gave me direction for future lessons and attainable goals that also presented a challenge. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great teacher!+ Read More
Great lessons! He is really great at tailoring the lessons to what you want to do. Really friendly and upbeat person. Its great he has such a command of a wide variety of subjects so you can go to one person for a bunch of different things.