Tim Kavanaugh

Tim K.

Laguna Niguel, CA
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Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
June 1974

- I have been teaching Acoustic Guitar for over 40 years

- I have performed and recorded with the Acoustic Guitar professionally as both a solo artist and as the leader of and a sideman in several musical projects over the years

- I have performed at both private & public events for over 40 years and continue to do so to this day

- I specialize in the Americana, Blues, Country, Folk & Rock musical genres

- I possess a keen sense of pitch and rhythm and have been blessed with excellent ear

- I have a very strong Music Theory foundation, but, do not focus on "sight-reading", per se

- I currently lead my own band, the "KBCE", performing an eclectic mix of Celtic, Folk & Americana music

*** Lesson Details ***

- I tailor my Lesson Plan to your own unique abilities and interests

- I require that you provide your own Acoustic Guitar & electronic tuner along with a desire to learn and a willingness to practice

- I focus on song-playing, understanding chord composition, chord progressions, scales, arpeggios and Music Theory principles

*** Studio Equipment ***

I am equipped with my own Acoustic Guitar, Music Stand, Guitar Stand and a clean, quiet & safe Teaching Space

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Metro's 2012 Silicon Valley Music award for "Best Folk Band"
Sep 2012
Metro Silicon Valley magazine

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Photo by Tim K.

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10 Reviews

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Martin T. Aug 16, 2017
· In studio

Just wanted to takes a few minutes and thank you for your extreme patience with me and my health issues these past couple of months. I can't express in words how much I looked forward to last night lesson. You truly bring out the best of my playing ability when we play together. We have been working together for over 13 months and for those of you who are looking for an
instructor and read these reviews ,you need not look any further. This gentlemen is a 10. I believe God put you in my life not only to teach me how to play the guitar but also because you and Julie are such caring friends. I look forward to next week my friend.

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Martin T. Dec 30, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Hey Tim;
Wanted to thank you for teaching me how to play the guitar this past year. You truly keep me fired up and look forward to 2017. I hope you are enjoying the time with your family. Happy New Year, be safe. See you next week!

Martin T. Oct 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Tim continues to challenge me each week, giving me new material each week to add to my practice schedule and reviewing the material I'm working on. His positive technique of teaching and reinforcement is helping me to become a guitar player. I would highly recommend Tim!

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Jaden G. Sep 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Jaden had gis first class with Tim and he loved it. Tim is very patient and provides a lot of positive feedback. Thank you Tim!

Martin T. Sep 22, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I so enjoyed my lesson last night. When I leave your home I feel empowered by what I have learned. Playing together last night and counting the beats together was awesome even though I made several mistakes. I recognize the chord changes I need to continue to work on in the song. For me I think it is helpful to play the song through even if I make a few mistakes rather than stopping and starting over. I will continue my work on the open string chords and continue to work on our song. Your Great Tim, I really mean that. Looking forward to a week of practice and seeing you again next week!

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Martin T. Jul 13, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I'm totally impressed with takelessons program and more importantly my teacher Tim. I have been taking lessons for a couple on months and was blown away by
the comfortable environment in Tim's home, his patience with me and his positive
uplifting teaching style. Looking forward to playing some beautiful music together. Practicing and looking forward to my next lesson is my favorite time. See you next week and still loving that Am chord.


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Jeannie J. Jun 28, 2016
Guitar · In home

Tim has been an excellent teacher for my two sons, 8 and 12, over the past year. He is super knowledgable and makes it really fun for them. He's great with kids! Also, he provides an update every week of how they are doing and what they are working on. I highly recommend him:)

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Joe P. Jan 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I finished my 3rd lesson and I think Tim is great. I can't wait to learn more.

MarioH Sep 3, 2011

Tim K.

Having a great time tim is teaching me how to play songs

JennieH Jul 29, 2011

Feedback for Tim K.

Tim is a great teacher. My son really enjoys working with him. Tim is always prepared for the lessons, the materials fit my son's skill set and learning preferences, and the chemistry is a perfect match.

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