Private instruction

As an associate professor at Berklee College of Music, one of the world's premiere music schools, I have taught hundreds of people guitar and performance.  I have worked with everyone from young people trying to learn a trade, to professional musicians looking to improve their skills.


After years of touring with some of the biggest artists in the industry, I have extensive experience as both a touring and studio musician and have played on hundreds of recordings.


I offer in-person and on-line instruction.

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How I can help you

Guitar

Performance

Performance

I have extensive experience teaching guitar technique.  Whether your looking to upgrade your ability to improvise or just trying to improve your basic skills, I know how to help musicians of different skills and abilities.

Performance

Performance

Performance

Performing live with a band isn't as simple as walking on stage.  There is a lot more to playing with a group in front of an audience than just being able to play an instrument.   I have taught ensemble to hundreds of students over the years and can draw up countless live performances to help you develop  your skills.

Studio Technique

Studio Technique

Studio Technique

Recording in the studio requires a completely different set of skills than playing live. It's critical that you understand the recording process, terminology and techniques that a producer will expect you to have when you walk in to the studio.


I have countless hours of studio time with world class artists and producers. 

Skills

Studio Technique

Studio Technique

  • Music Theory
  • Using Scales in Improv
  • Anatomy of Song Form
  • Complex Chord Structure / Versions
  • Understanding the Guitar Neck
  • Major & Minor Pentatonic Scales
  • Right-hand Rhythm and Picking Techniques

Who Do I work With?

Students

Enthusiast / Aficionados

Working Musicians

Student with a Les Paul

I work with students every day.  I help them learn basic foundational skills, music theory, song structure and playing technique. 


Strum patterns and finger picking technique, major scales and diatonic modes,  chromatic scales, chords and arpeggios, improv techniques. 

Working Musicians

Enthusiast / Aficionados

Working Musicians

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Whether your looking to learn a new instrument or improve your skills, I can help you take it to the next level.  


With my years of professional experience I can help students expand their skills in recording, be a multi-instrumentalist, work with gear (amplifiers, pedals, etc.) to develop your sound.

Enthusiast / Aficionados

Enthusiast / Aficionados

Enthusiast / Aficionados

Lap steel guitar

Are you a guitar freak who doesn't plan to be a professional musician or you just want the ability to play guitar with friends?


I frequently work with students who want to learn simply for their own pleasure.  I can help you develop foundational skills, understand the instrument, learn basic improv skills and learn to play with others.

HOw to Schedule Instruction

In-person Instruction

In-person Instruction

In-person Instruction

If you live in the Boston area, we can arrange a place to meet in person.

On-line Instruction

In-person Instruction

In-person Instruction

I work with students from all over the world.  I'm experienced giving instruction in an on-line forum.  I'll work with you to find a mutually agreeable time.

Rates

Contact

Contact

Standard Rate:  $100/hour

I accept PayPal & Venmo.

Contact

Contact

Contact

To learn more or to schedule a time, please contact me at:

kevin@kevinbarryguitar.com