Premier Classical Guitar Teacher
Guitar Lessons for Children and Adults from a Dedicated and Professional Teacher
What I do
In my lessons, I combine my expertise as a conservatory-trained classical guitarist with skills gained via pedagogy-focused continuing education and knowledge gained over 15 years of teaching guitar.
Together with my students and their families, we've built Philadelphia's largest Suzuki Guitar Studio. And we've had a bunch of fun doing it, too.
Cultivate Social and Emotional Skills
Your child will learn to overcome common emotional roadblocks such as frustration and perfectionism.
As your child's skills grow, their friends and family will recognize their accomplishments. Their pride will swell.
Nurture Discipline and Patience
As your child achieves goals that once seemed lofty, they'll learn the value of persistence and discipline.
Lessons for Children, Lessons for Adults.
I teach guitar to young children by using the principles codified in the 1930s by Shin'ichi Suzuki and passed down from teacher-to-teacher to the present day.
As a Suzuki-trained teacher, I use the principles, curriculum, and, most importantly, games to ensure your child looks forward to music lessons each week.
Visit this page to learn more about the history of the Suzuki Method.
For novice students, we will start off with The Shearer Method's Classical Guitar Foundations. After years of frustration using other teaching methods, I've used this method to help many students develop proper technique while progressing quickly and enjoying the music.
As we work through the Shearer Method, we'll supplement it with carefully selected repertoire to ensure you're developing a well-rounded musicality.
why I do it
I had the good fortune of quality teachers and mentors throughout my formative years. As a teacher, I've enjoyed relationships with students that last years and even decades. And now, as a father, I've seen the students I've taught become role models for my child.
I make sure that your child feels comfortable and emotionally supported in our lessons. This nurturing learning environment is crucial to helping your child learn and grow through the challenges they'll face in music lessons.
What Students and Parents Say
My favorite thing... is to see Kale meet our son where he is at each time. Kale has an amazing ability to connect with students of any age. It has been amazing for us to see our young son develop...
Classical Guitar Student
He has an outstanding knowledge of the instrument, theory, and the genre, surpassed only by his knack for teaching it. He is able to hone in on areas of improvement that I wouldn't pick up on. Kale is relatable, patient, encouraging, and a blast to work with; I look forward to his lessons each week.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
You are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't think our lessons are a good fit for you after your first 6 weeks (45 days) of lessons, just let me know and I'll send you a prompt refund.
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Contact Me for More Info
Find us here: 4705 Baltimore Ave