Victor Penniman

Victor P.

Kansas City, MO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guitar is the instrument that was ALWAYS in the house... we just picked it up and played it. It is the one instrument that I do not teach classical genres on. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Funk, R&B... that's what the guitar is for me. It is THE instrument of our era, and I like to teach THE music of our era on this instrument. Acoustic and electric, we'll cover the the waterfront with stylistic diversity!

About Victor P.

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.


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3 Reviews
susan H.
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Victor is great,at piano and guitar!
Thank you Victor :-)

Posted Feb 11, 2015
susan H.
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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!

Posted Feb 11, 2015
susan H.
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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

Posted Feb 11, 2015

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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



Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency

Reading knowledge of Italian

Limited Proficiency

Reading knowledge of Spanish

Limited 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.

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