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Kenneth M In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Shakuhachi, Conga
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, R&b, Funk, Swing, Soul, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

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Kenneth M In Home In Studio
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Shakuhachi, Conga
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, R&b, Funk, Swing, Soul, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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BS environmental studies New Paltz State College, NY

Awards:

Earshot Jazz golden ear award

Overview:

I have been an educator and performer in the Seattle area for over 20 years I enjoy working with beginners as well as more advanced students.I am a very patient teacher who both likes to challenge students but puts a priority on having fun and loving music.I also have been performing in the Northwest for over 30 years.I have been a member and co-founder of jazz,blues,reggae,experimental,and world music bands.I have performed at many venues and festivals around the Northwest including: Earshot jazz festival,Bumbershoot, Folklife, New Works for Saxophone, and many others.

EXPERIENCE

I have been a martial arts instructor and basketball/baseball coach for many years.Working with younger people has given me the skills to be an understanding and compassionate music instructor.i approach every student as an individual with different goals and needs.My teaching system is to approach every new student as an unique individual.I am very comfortable with teaching the foundations of music as well teaching how to improvise and solo, especially in the jazz context.I have had my own teaching practice for over 20 years with ages 6-80 years old.

METHODS USED

I orient every lesson plan to each student as an individual.I focus on making learning music fun and challenging. I have prepared many students for both High School and college auditions.I also conduct student workshop small bands where students learn how to play and cooperate in a small group setting.Private lessons are based on what the student wants and needs to learn depending on their situation.I am very comfortable teaching to the foundations of music including: reading, counting. rhythms, musical interpretation,playing in tune, sound production, etc.

LESSON STYLE

I have very high standards for teaching.That is why I did not start teaching until my fourties.At that point I felt that I had both the life experience and skills to be a good teacher.There is a lot more to playing music than just playing the right notes.That is what I call the mechanics of music but the not the soul.Obviously you must start with the basics to get to any deeper level of expression.That is what I am most passionate about.Why does anyone want to play an instrument? There are many reasons why and they are all valid.

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Ramesh Namburi

5

He is very knowledgeable and gives feeds back very well.

Review posted on Sep 01, 2019

Erin Moehring

5

We've only been going to Kenny for lessins for a short while, but he has managed to increase my son's playing confidence tremendously, and seems keen on encouraging a passion for Jazz music in his students. Highly recommend!!

Review posted on Nov 09, 2018

Daniel Tadesse

4

He is very knowledgeable and gives feeds back very well.

Review posted on Jul 18, 2017

Elena Camerini

5

very good at his instrument, is able to provide great feedback and direction to the student, in a way that motivates.

Review posted on Feb 03, 2017
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