About this pro
3 years in business
5 hires on Thumbtack
I'm a songwriter/composer and first came to Kevin to learn how to sight read and improve my technique. After only a handful of lessons, I was learning music theory, composition techniques, and reading notation. With some hard work and determination, I quickly noticed an improvement in my playing, writing, and ability to read music. Within a couple months I had built a playable repertoire. After 6 months, I was working on material that had once seemed impossible to learn. His teaching methods strengthened my confidence as a musician, while also encouraged my appetite for learning. Kevin is both patient and passionate about teaching. His clear, straight forward way of communicating made it easier to grasp complex musical concepts. He is also a passionate, hard working musician, and beyond excellent pianist. Any aspiring musician could benefit from his wisdom and teaching. This review can't fully capture my gratitude for having Kevin as a teacher and musical mentor.Oct 30, 2017
Kevin is musical and very Jazzy! A true real performing artist! AngelaSep 19, 2016Verified
Kevin King is a master teacher. He is professional, knowledgeable, patient and kind. He works with you to strengthen your weaknesses, build on your strengths, and facilitate reaching your goals. He is an expert diagnostician who assesses what is needed to move you to the next level. He is open to questions and his answers are pitch perfect in their clarity and substance.Jan 16, 2017Verified
BEST music teacher I've had hands down! he made me the musician I am today. I've studied with a handful of people but you wouldn't know what a "good" teacher is before going to Kevin!Jan 26, 2016Verified
I am what you would call a beginner+ when it comes to piano. I had taken lessons in middle school and stopped because I couldn't sit still. I bought a small electronic keyboard after college and would hit the keys here and there when I wanted to learn some pop song or something that caught my ear on the radio. I knew I lacked a good foundation and never really get to the next level without solid instruction. What I found in Kevin King outdid all of my expectations. From the start you can tell that he is passionate about what he does and when he plays the piano it's difficult not to become totally entranced. I was one of his few students that was not trying to play professionally so he had to significantly tone down his piano vocabulary but once he figured out my level he was able to keep me right in the pocket of always feeling challenged while not ever making me feel discouraged. He has a process that he has honed over the years and if you want to learn how to play the piano the right way he is the one to go to. You will learn the fundamentals of the instrument and how to create the building blocks of scales, chord progressions, tempo, and dabble in all the different musical styles. If you are looking just to learn specific songs he incorporates that as well - will provide you sheet music, instruct you how to play the piece dynamically and add a wonderful array of extra bells and whistles that you can incorporate into the song and wow those around you. Sign up and learn from Kevin...you will not be disappointed.Jan 3, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge $60 an hour, payable in 4 installments. The student is allowed one make up lesson per cycle if necessary.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I ask the student their previous experience, musical goals, and to play something for me.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a M.A. In music composition from NTSU. Also, 23 years full time teaching at a private music college which offers AA and BA degrees.
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|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
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|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|