Suzuki Guitar Lessons.
A METHOD You Can Trust.
Thanks for considering me for your in-person or virtual guitar lessons. Your child's creativity, intellect, and communication skills will be enriched by our guitar music lessons. In addition, the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth they experience will benefit them for years to come. And with Suzuki Guitar Lessons, you can trust that your child is working with an excellent and experienced teacher.
Music Lessons: A Huge Advantage for Your Child
Cultivates Social & Emotional Skills
Your child will learn to overcome common emotional roadblocks such as frustration and perfectionism. They'll learn to communicate in a creative and musical context.
As your child's skills and creative expression grow, they'll develop a unique musical identity. When family and friends recognize their accomplishments, your child's pride will grow.
Nurtures Discipline and Patience
As your child achieves goals that once seemed lofty, they'll learn the value of persistence and discipline.
Improves Academic Performance
Numerous studies confirm decades of anecdotal evidence: children who take music lessons perform better in math and linguistics and score higher on the ACT and other tests.
Boosts Attention Span
From day one, we will channel your child's focus on a long-term goal.
Teaches Non-Verbal Communication
Your child will learn to utilize giving and receiving non-verbal musical communication. These skills will be further developed in group classes and ensembles.
What Your Child Gets when they start lessons:
Your child will get the individualized attention of an experienced teacher focused on helping them overcome the specific challenges they face.
Your child will learn useful skills and concepts while playing games and ensemble music with other children.
You'll get access to pre-recorded online courses designed to supplement our in-person lessons and help your child stay engaged in music all week long.
You'll be invited to stay a little late (or come a little early) to your lesson and utilize my Music Lab; a suite Apps and activities designed to help supplement our in-person lessons.
Your child can meet students from all over the Philadelphia region, the entire country, continent, and even the entire Western Hemisphere at recitals, festivals, and summer camps organized by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Suzuki Music Teachers
Dedicated to The Art of Teaching
You can be confident that your child is receiving excellent instruction when you take guitar lessons with me. Your child will be learning from a Suzuki-trained teacher who provides the same quality instruction that Suzuki-trained teachers have been giving worldwide since the 1930s. I also have expertise on the instrument, a deep knowledge of music performance and music theory, and a committed teaching career.
See What People are Saying
If you’re interested in learning guitar, we highly recommend Kale! …we loved it and made the commitment, and haven’t regretted it for a second.
I believe the most important thing is having a connection with a great teacher… Kale has an amazing ability to connect with students of any age, and it has been amazing for us to see our young son develop a respect for his teacher and an enjoyment of making progress through practice. His relationship with Kale is… a rich enhancement of his overall view of the world and himself.
My favorite thing about our lessons is to see Kale meet our son where he is at each time and then find a way to learn more about himself at the same time as learning more about music — quite a feat given that it can be hard to get a four-year-old to do much of anything if they’re not in the right mood.
Kale clearly has a deep understanding of child psychology. He was able to get a very impulsive, easily distracted toddler to follow directions and have a great time doing it. He was kind, understanding, and very tolerant.
I believe the benefits of his teaching can be infinite. Counting can become fun, patience a virtue, and for others, like my son, who struggle with speech, this can give them another method of communication and a confidence of self that is priceless...
I've know Kale for over ten years and I've always appreciated his interest in deeply exploring many different guitar methods and teaching skills. I know that he brings a depth of knowledge and experience to his students, and doesn't get complacent, but is always learning and adapting his approach to fit a given student's needs. As a fellow music teacher, this is inspiring to see.
For sure. Kale knows his stuff.
Kale is good natured and has a great sense of humor... studying with him would never feel too "heavy" or too much like another thing you "have to do". He has also worked extensively with different age groups and knows a wide range of material. I think any student should feel confident that they have a qualified teacher.
Professional Bassist (The Belleville Quartet, Sod house), Suzuki Bass Teacher
watch one student's progress
From beginner to beautiful music.
Check out this video clip to see one student's journey from their first performance to today.
More ways We'll help Your Child Grow
Twice a year, your child will get the opportunity to show off individual and ensemble skills to nearly 100 of our extended studio community members. Our bi-annual recitals are a ton of fun.
Your child can join the studio members for music-themed movie outings, orchestra performances, and play-through-in-the-park events.
They'll love the Pizza-Ice-Cream-Soda-Movie-Party (No Parents Allowed!).
The Monthly Newsletter
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter with quick tips and long-form articles to maximize the fun, connection, and results that you and your child get from home practice.
No Guitar? No problem.
Your child can rent a guitar that fits their body. They'll learn with greater ease and less struggle.
I’ve been teaching guitar to students ages 3-76 since 2006. I double-majored in Classical Guitar Performance and Music Theory at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. While at Temple, I performed in a masterclass for world-renowned guitarist David Leiser and presented my research paper on Franz Liszt at the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic’s annual conference.
After graduation, I continued my guitar studies with world-renowned lute and classical guitar teacher Patrick O’Brien and Rowan University Professor Kathleen Mayes. I’ve trained in the Suzuki Teaching Philosophy and Guitar Pedagogy under the guidance of Wan-Tsai Chen, David Madsen, Andrea Cannon, and Bill Kossler. I’ve also performed with the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Concert Ensemble.
My main hobbies are chess and gardening, although those have recently taken a backseat to raising my child.
Watch another student's Journey
Downloadable digital resources such as accompaniment tracks and lesson resources.
Online practice log with ability to leave notes and questions for the teacher.
Lending library with return reminder emails.
Itemized invoices and free online payment with optional auto-pay.
Convenience, at your fingertips.
Your lesson life will be made easier because my studio utilizes MyMusicStaff Studio Management Software.
Discover My TIPS for parents
My son began taking lessons with Kale when he was only 5 years old and has continued with him now for 3 years! ...Kale has such a way about him that, even when he is correcting my son, he does it with respect and kindness. ...Kale has passed down his love of music and instruments to my son... I have recommended him to many friends and will continue to do so--we are really lucky to have found him!
Kale has been teaching our son Suzuki guitar for a year now, he began shortly after his third birthday. He is an excellent, patient and skilled teacher who really knows how to redirect an easily-distracted young learner. Our son loves Kale and playing music has had a great impact on him, we hope that this is the beginning of his life-long love for music.
-Suzuki Guitar Clinician and Educator-
Kale relates to his students, meeting them at their level. From young toddlers thru college-age, he connects the activities and the music to fit their interests and learning style.
He assesses the needs and interests of his students, and formulates a teaching plan for them as individuals. In this way, they receive instruction that truly motivates them to learn.
I think students will feel that their teacher takes an interest in them and cares to see them progress. They will appreciate the energy he brings to his teaching and will benefit from that.
My 11-year-old daughter has been taking guitar with Kale for about a year and a half now, and I've been very happy with our experience with him. Kale's great with kids--he's engaging, patient, and thoughtful. Every lesson, I can tell he's putting himself in my daughter's shoes to understand what she's getting and what she's not. And Kale's not one of those teachers who's only interested in teaching technical skills. He helps my kid to think musically--playing interval-hearing games and such.
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.
Founder, Good Music Academy
Would you like me to teach your child guitar?
I will work with you to ensure that your child gets all the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development that learning guitar provides. Likewise, we’ll work together through the recitals’ excitement and the frustrations of bad practice weeks. Above all, we will stick with Shin’ichi Suzuki’s guiding principle; developing beautiful character comes first, making beautiful music follows.
I know that music lessons are a commitment to your family. I offer a 45-day money-back guarantee.
If you want your child learning from a highly trained teacher and experienced as both a guitarist and a teacher, contact me for more details.