Sheldon Kessel
Chicago, IL
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Sheldon Kessel

Sheldon K.

Chicago, IL
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Beginner
I am a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer who has been teaching all-things-music-related at the college level since 2004. I bring a wide musical perspective to guitar lessons -- if you want to go deeper into theory or musical culture we can go there. I have a background in classical guitar as well as jazz and rock.

About Sheldon K.

I'm a multi-instrumentalist specializing in teaching guitar. I've been teaching all-things-music at the college level since 2004. I've been teaching guitar and piano since the late 1990s. I think I bring a unique perspective to lessons because of my extremely wide musical background. I've played lots of different instruments in bands and groups -- from trombone in a jazz group, to drums in a nu-metal band, to guitar in a folk group, keyboards in a pop band, and currently I'm playing electronics in an improv industrial band. With all that -- I always come back to guitar. I studied jazz and classical guitar in college along with the usual rock and blues stuff. In lessons, my priority is to help grow a student's musical passion. I believe you can only get as far as your passion takes you. I want you to play music that inspires you to play more!

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Experience

Instructor
Mar 2020 - Present

School of Rock

Instructor - Audio, English
Mar 2012 - Sep 2018

Art Institutes Chicago

Instructor - Audio Engineering, Music Production, Music Composition
Aug 2004 - May 2012

McNally Smith College of Music

Education

Master Liberal Studies - Arts Research
Aug 2006 - Aug 2010

Hamline University

BM Music Composition
Aug 1994 - May 2000

MN State University Moorhead

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