We are very excited about our new teachers right now at our Kenwood location. We love the energy that a new teacher brings- and we can’t wait to see them in action.
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I come to Willis music as an experienced guitar instructor and performer. I was a guitar teacher at Buddy Rogers Music in Montgomery for almost 20 years. I won multiple Cammy Awards in Cincinnati as Best Instrumentalist. I have been performing with The Stagger Lee Band as lead guitar and vocalist in and around Cincinnati since 1994. I am dedicated to providing a positive learning experience tailored to the needs of the individual student.
“I’ve been taking acoustic guitar lessons from KJ for several years. I’m an older student (senior citizen now) and picked up the guitar later in life. KJ is an excellent instructor playing a wide range of styles. He helps me set realistic challenging goals for my playing. My lessons are a combination of learning covers and application of music theory and playing styles to songs I write. He not only takes the time to point out ways to improve my playing, but is very supportive reminding me of how much I’ve improved when I begin to get discouraged. I play much more confidently and have been willing to explore a much wider range of music and playing than I expected to. He is not only good at what he does, but he is good at designing lessons to meet your specific goals.” -Vince Bennett
I have been teaching for over 7 years and playing guitar for more than 30 years. I have written and recorded over 70 pieces, love to play and love teaching. My influences range from Bach to the Beatles. For beginners I like to start by using a beginner book, but will augment lessons with songs the student is interested in. After successfully completing a beginner book, we’ll focus on songs, practice exercises, and scales. I also like to help students with miscellaneous things related to the guitar: changing strings, choosing strings, choosing a guitar, writing and recording, etc. Being patient, encouraging and easy to understand have greatly contributed to my success as a teacher.