Poh Hock Kee

Poh Hock K.

Allston, MA

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Poh Hock delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2006

Hi! My name is Poh Hock. I have been playing music for at least 20 years and I have been teaching the guitar for about 7 years now. I provide lessons at your home, my studio and online!

I have a very hands-on approach to teaching and I believe that students should have fun while learning. I also do not teach based on a book unless requested and my lessons are tailored according to a student's needs, personality and goals.

I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013 with a degree in Music Performance and I am also a certified Yamaha Classical Guitar teacher. I currently play guitar with Metal Blade artist, Native Construct.

Experience

Guitar and Bass Instructor
Jan 2017 - Present
School of Rock Norwood

Guitar and Bass Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present
Jack's Guitar Garage

Professional Musician
Mar 2015 - Present
Native Construct

- 8 string guitarist for Boston based Metal Blade artist, Native Construct.
- Billboard’s Hard Music Albums Chart at #56 and the New Artist Chart at #85.
- Endorsed by Ernie Ball/Music Man, Ibanez, .Strandberg*, Aguilar, Darkglass, Omega amps and Alaska Piks

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Guitar and Bass Instructor
Apr 2014 - Present
School of Rock Boston

Classical and Electric Guitar Instructor
Jan 2005 - Aug 2011
Yamaha Music for All Sdn. Bhd

Taught classical and electric guitar at a Yamaha music school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Education

Degree in Music Performance
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Malay
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Grade 8 Classical Guitar
Nov 2007
London College of Music

Grade 8 Electric Guitar
Mar 2007
London College of Music

Grade 6 Classical Guitar
Sep 2006
Yamaha Music School

Grade 8 Electric Guitar
Mar 2006
Rock School

A UK based certification

Grade 6 Electone
Aug 2005
Yamaha Music School

Grade 5 Music Theory
May 2005
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

Awards

Winner for .Strandberg* Guitar Competition 2015
Sep 2015
.Strandberg* Guitarworks and Uppsala International Guitar Festival

Photos & Videos

Strandberg Guitar Competition Entry
Native Construct Guitar Cover
Live in Atlanta ProgPower

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Julian Oct 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Poh Hock is a great teacher that really has a passion for playing and teaching guitar. His style of teaching is very precise and methodical. I learned a lot of songs taking lessons with him but more importantly Poh Hock taught me how to practice material that I was working on. The lessons were really more like guided practice sessions. While some teachers that I've had might just use the lesson to teach material and have me practice over the week, Poh Hock used lesson time to really drill sections and get them to sound good. I absolutely recommend Poh Hock as a teacher for anyone who seriously wants to improve their playing and their approach to music in general.

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Alex Jun 20, 2016
Guitar · Online

When I heard that the lead guitarist for one of my favorite bands, Native Construct, was offering lessons, I knew I had to give it a try. Having had only a year of experience beforehand, my skills were shaky to say the least. I've taken weekly .lessons for a few months and have seen a marked improvement in my fundamental skills. Not only does Poh Hock create a great learning environment, but he also creates a very relaxed one. If I didn't improve as much as he thought I should've over the course of a week, he didn't get on me about practicing more. Instead, he worked with me to determine where I was struggling and then would help me overcome it. I really can't recommend Poh Hock enough.

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