Quick Facts about Kelvin
- Teaches Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Voice and Beginning Piano
- Works well with all ages and experience levels
- Specializes in contemporary music – everything from singer-songwriter to jazz, r&b, hip-hop, blues, and alternative rock.
- Graphics Design background helps make fun handouts and worksheets for students
- 7 Years Teaching Experience
- Master’s in Music from Berklee College of Music
[Video Lesson] How to play Perfect by Ed Sheeran
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“We will go over proper technique, and the very basics of reading music. For younger students and vocalists the Do-Re-Mi system of solfége is a great place to start. Along with exercises, I love to incorporate examples from real-world songs – and hopefully by the time you leave you’ll be able to play a short piece of music that’s fun and impressive!”
“Kelvin has a lot of tools to help meet his student’s goals. To get his students singing & playing music faster and focus on coordination, he will add the letters into the note heads.”
“He has used a variety of method books for multiple instruments. He also has extensive experience with music & graphics software to make high quality looking handouts. For uke & guitar, tablature is another great tool.”
“One of my biggest goals is to help each of my students feel a deep connection to the music they’re playing. For a younger student that might mean getting out a big floor mat piano so that we can “hop” the distances between the notes of their song. For an older student, it might be about using rhyming words to help them master a groove. Every student is different, and it’s important to find an approach that fits their unique personality.”
“I love working with students of all ages! Young students have so much energy and passion for learning their instrument. Older students ask great questions, and the diversity of their taste in music help make each lesson unique and fun.”
“I especially like contemporary music – everything from singer-songwriter to jazz, r&b, hip-hop, blues, and alternative rock. I appreciate a catchy, well-written song, no matter what the genre is.”
“I also really like playing the music from video games, cartoons and movies! Some of my favorite theme songs that I have recently taught are Plants vs. Zombies, Hello Neighbor, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Beyblade”
I started out on Cello and Voice, but quickly found out that I really enjoyed playing chords on guitar and piano to accompany my singing. Since then, I have branched out to explore other string instruments and percussion.
I teach Voice, Guitar, Piano, Bass, and Ukulele students of all levels. I also teach beginner Drums.
Haha, really I only get three?! Okay:
- Grace – Jeff Buckley
- Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
- Danger Days – MCR
I got to open for Dweezil Zappa at a guitar festival, that was pretty cool. On a more personal note, I feel very proud and inspired when I get to see my students perform – all that practice really pays off!
A Seattle based alt-rock singer/songwriter with a masters in Performance and Music Production from the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain.
Professional and Positive
Kelvin starts his lessons on time, is organized and brings a warm excitement to every lesson. He gently pushes his students forward to excel by performing pieces that they are personally interested in.
He is attentive and listens carefully to his students. He is very thoughtful about what his students need to grow and reach their full potential.
What Do Kelvin's Student's Think?
Warm, Patient and Encouraging! – Wayne
“An absolute pleasure to learn from! I am a 44 year-old newbie, and I have learn so much in just 3 lessons! His approach is so understanding and kind. I hope to learn from Kelvin for years to come.”
Makes Learning Fun For My Daughters! – Ruth
“My daughters received their first vocal lesson with Kelvin today. He was prompt and friendly which was extremely important since my youngest tends to be a little shy.
His instructions were educational, clear and FUN! They can’t wait until their next lesson.”
A Very Accomplished and Skilled Instructor! – Scott
“Kelvin is an instructor that can take you to the next level. He has just the right amount of magic artist dust in his back pocket to sprinkle over your work to make it grow.
Seriously he is a very good listener, teacher and his knowledge of a variety of music styles and professional artists are impressive!”