Kevin is patient and very nice. My lessons are always fun and I have learned a lot of songs that I would never have heard before. He doesn't get upset if you mess up, he just lets you try again. He's the best guitar teacher in the whole world. - Mallory, age 10
I am available for a variety of instruction, including private lessons in guitar playing, composing, and improvising. I can travel to your home for lessons if you live in the Mohawk Trail region of Franklin County, MA. I charge $50 per hour. Alternative forms of exchange are possible for those who can't afford this rate.
I have about 8 years of experience teaching acoustic, electric, classical, jazz, rock, folk guitar. I work (play) Individually with ages 5 and higher, and can offer guidance to parents who want to play music with their younger children. Any level of experience is welcome, I can even help you purchase your first guitar!
I offer coaching in improvisation on any instrument. I am especially happy to be helpful to those who have learned an instrument open up the avenues of fluid creativity. We can work in a particular style (i.e. jazz, blues, rock etc.), or we can just follow the creative impulses, and make music that is "pan-idiomatic." Contact me with any questions about what I offer.
I offer coaching for those who write music, or are looking to learn "how" to write music. We can go deep into the process, or we can just brush up the scores. I can also be helpful to those who have songs or music "in their head" but don't know how to write it down or communicate it. Please inquire further with any questions.
I have been studying with Kevin Dee for 2 or 3 years and it has been a great delight. As an adult, with no formal musical aptitude and yet a desire to learn classical guitar, Kevin has helped me learn to read music, play pieces that are really beautiful, and have fun. Recently, Kevin has introduced improvisation to our lessons, which has wedged open a whole new channel in my brain and opened up yet another way of playing. Kevin is a kind, gentle, and accommodating soul, I feel fortunate to have found him. –Peter Seterdahl
Kevin has been teaching guitar to our son for over three years. He is a highly talented, skilled, and sensitive musician who has steadily nurtured our son’s musical abilities. Among his wonderful qualities, he cares deeply about and is attuned to our son’s own musical interests and motivations, making sure that he truly enjoys and connects with the pieces he is learning. In several instances he sought out our son’s favorite compositions and encouraged him to learn them. On logistical matters, Kevin has always been accommodating of our hectic schedules. And he helped us host a lovely recital at our home, making sure that it all went smoothly. We are lucky to have found him! -Bradley Brummett, Parent
As a parent, I have had the pleasure of watching the positive impact Kevin has had on my daughter. She is confident and proud of herself and has become comfortable with performing her guitar. Kevin has a knack for engaging his students by finding music that interests them and truly wanting them to enjoy all that music has to offer. He even sent me Christmas gift ideas for my daughter related to music! Kevin's teaching method and kind approach are directly related to my daughter's success! -Anne-Marie, Parent