Lee Gattenby Music

Lee Gattenby Music

Kenai, AK

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About Lee Gattenby Music

Learn music from a skilled professional!

I provide individualized lessons designed to meet the goal of my students. Vocal techniques are taught at a competitive level. Guitar, percussion, and bass is taught from beginner to high advanced levels.

I am conveniently located between Kenai and Soldotna in a fully equipped professional studio. Guitars, amplifiers, and drum kits are available for student use.

I am offering single and/or group lessons lasting from 30 minutes to an hour or longer, usually incorporating elements of general musicianship, such as ear training and theory, as well as instrumental technique and interpretation.

I extensively prepare students for performances and arrange opportunities for my students to play at concerts, church worship, festivals and paying venues.

I work with groups of musicians (bands, choirs, and ensembles) to help them hone their collective skills. I also teach them how to leverage social networks and their own websites to grow a fan base.

I support students in their use of music technology, keeping up to date with major software tools, such as Guitar Pro and Logic Pro, and make use of recording and other technology to facilitate artist growth.


36454 Ravenwood St, Ciechanski Rd
Kenai, AK 99611

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  • 5/5 stars September 29, 2012

    Two of our boys take music lessons with Lee and are thrilled with his ability to both stretch their abilitys and encourage as well! We have been very pleased with Lees skills, confidence, and friendliness towards our entire family. He is an excellent teacher and challenges our boys to reach beyond their imagination to higher lengths of achievement! Would not have chose a different teacher again this year and we have had others, but he succeeds them all!

  • 5/5 stars September 29, 2012

    Lee Gattenby taught my daughter the basic guitar chords, finger placement, and voice lessons. What stood out the most was his knowledge of the instrument, his patience with my daughter, his teaching techniques, and the enthusiasm he brought to the learning process.

  • 5/5 stars September 28, 2012

    Took guitar lessons from Lee for over a year. He always had positive and helpful comments and made the lessons fun. He had an enormous repartoire of songs to work from and used what I was interested in learning. I enjoyed the lessons and feel Lee is a fine teacher.

  • 4/5 stars September 27, 2012

  • 4/5 stars September 27, 2012

    Excellent teacher.

  • 5/5 stars September 27, 2012

    If you're serious about learning how to play and don't want a lot of fluff, then Lee is your teacher.

  • 5/5 stars September 27, 2012

    Incredibly talented. I could listen to him play all day....He is on my "must book for next year" list. Real crowd pleaser.

  • 5/5 stars September 27, 2012

    Lee is an amazing guitarist and a great teacher. He is always investing his time and money to help improve his skills and improve his teaching skills. Lee is one of those rare teachers that sincerely cares about his students progress. He always goes above and beyond what other teachers would do to ensure that his students are receiving the best instruction.

    Lee is a top notch guy. I would highly recommend working with Lee.

  • 5/5 stars September 27, 2012

    I've met Lee Gattenby way before he started his biz and he has been musician since beggining of times. He is a very particular in a way he does things and due to his approach has always been able to lead. This comes from long term experience and collaboration with others and sincere involvements with all sorts of music, and everything that makes music. Great knowledge of many, many instruments, techniques of playing, composing, recording, mixing, producing music and of course performing. Always professional and fair to everyone, with attention to know you better so that he can adapt his style of teaching to you. I have never met a music teacher and mentor that has so easily explained ideas of momentum, feelings, volume of it all to me thru theory and practice in actual sample preforming right in front of me. He is capable and unstoppable. If you ever run into him you will be happy you have for the rest of you life. Let me tell you one other thing. My testimony of his excellence is in my personal musical need to travel over 350 miles just to have a lesson with him. Did I mention he has a great network of other musicians not only in US but around the World he has collaborated with and I have a contact with so his recommendation comes with lots of weight and everyone will take you seriously. It is a great asset to know Lee Gattenby and create together with Lee Gattenby Music.

  • 5/5 stars September 27, 2012

    I am one of Lee's guitar playing students. Since I began taking lessons with him nearly 3 years ago, I have improved in ways that I never thought possible. His teaching methods are very effective, and lessons are always fun and interesting.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. As a certified homeschool instructor, I provide a level of music education that meets the high standard of parents looking for quality instruction. Homeschool registration paperwork (Connections for instance) is completed on-site and submitted by email to the homeschool advisors. In many cases this means that there is no out-of-pocket expenses to the client.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. I have been teaching professionally in Alaska since 2007. I have had students who have stayed with me this entire time. Many have gone on to music college and pursued careers in the music field.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. I ask my potential clients to look over my website (http://leegattenbymusic.com/zen/) and look over some of the articles I have there. One of the articles is "How to Choose a Music Teacher". This article is a good guide on how to choose the best teacher for their needs.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Most people think that to be a full time musician is to live a life in poverty with barely anything to show for your work. I am proof that this is not the case. To make a living as a musician takes specialized knowledge that I impart to my students. I put them to the test and help them develop their skills and business sense so they can succeed where so many others fail. This is the favorite part of my job!

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