Victor Penniman

Victor P.

Kansas City, MO

About Victor P.

Background check: Last verified 09/28/2016
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Victor teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: March 1984
Last sign in: Within a month


With a Doctor of Musical Arts from the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and 12 years of University music teaching, you will be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive, diverse, and qualified music teacher anywhere. Let me help you create a music lesson experience tailored to YOUR specific interests and needs! One size does NOT fit all, and I have the experience you help you reach your musical goals in a way that focuses on your strengths, while catching you up on those less-strong bits. Lessons are friendly, relaxed experiences that not only teach you to play the instrument of your choice (and the recording studio is an instrument!), but also supply you with valuable theoretical and historical context to provide a richness to your musical experience that most players never receive. Beginners to Professional, lessons to coaching to masterclasses, I cater to all skill levels, genres, and musical goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are given in my studio. Lessons are tailored to your interests and musical goals, and can change and evolve as your own musical expertise improves. Call today to start your musical journey.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fully equipped recording and teaching studio
Logic Pro X, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Reason, and any other DAW you'd like to learn.
24-track recording capability, treated mixing environment.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar, bass, viola da gamba and other Early Music instruction (Medieval through 18th-century), specialties in Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and other popular genres. Lessons also available in piano, banjo, mandolin, recorder.

Photos and Videos

A beautiful and haunting piece by chief chamber musician at the court of Louis XIV, Marin Marais, performed by Victor Penniman and Jeff Noonan, October 2012, Louisville, KY.


Associate Professor of Music
Aug 2001 - May 2011
Wells College

10 years and tenure, teaching all stringed instruments, Music History, Studio Recording and Synthesis, History of Rock & Roll, and building a program from near-nothing to 500% growth in that time. Best job I ever had.


Doctor of Music
Aug 1997 - Dec 2004
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Historical Performance Institute
Master of Music: Historical Musicology
Aug 1994 - Aug 1997
The Florida State University
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Sep 1987 - Jun 1993
Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

Languages Spoken

German, French, Latin, reading knowledge of Italian and Spanish
Professional Proficiency


Outstanding Academic Advisor
Feb 2007
Wells College
National Music Honor Society
Mar 1996
Pi Kappa Lambda


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2013

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

3 Reviews on Victor P.

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susan H. Feb 11, 2015
· · In home
Victor is great,at piano and guitar!
Thank you Victor :-)
susan H. Feb 11, 2015
· · In home
Victor Penniman is an incredible teacher! He is really kind, prompt, super intelligent! Our kids really enjoy the lesson because it's fun and the progress is truly amazing! I would recommend Victor to ask my friends! Thanks SO much Victor!
susan H. Feb 11, 2015
· · In home
Victor is very patient, with us. He is nice and a very good teacher. We have had Victor as our teacher for about 8-9 months now and we have improved so much. FOxtrot is always on time and on a great mood. I could barely play Mary had a little lamb and now I can play Nintendo songs and play the blues.-Luke
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