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Lessons offered by Kenny
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • All Levels

Viola, Violin, and Music Theory Teacher. Conservatory violist with experience with the best performers and teachers in the country

Methodology

My teaching method is catered to each of my students individually for their musical and technical needs. Everybody is built and thinks differently and as a teacher, it is important I adjust my teaching for every student. Your progress is the most important thing.

Background

I am a second-year violist at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The only undergraduate in his studio, I currently study under the tutelage of Lynne Ramsey. Orchestrally, I have had the opportunity to perform as principal violist with many orchestras including the CIM Orchestra, NMEA-All State Orchestra, Las Vegas Academy Philharmonic and Pit Orchestra, and the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra. I frequently perform as a soloist in my hometown of Las Vegas and was the grand prize recipient of his alma mater’s concerto competition.

I have performed for many of the world's leading performers and teachers such as Wesley Collins, Roberto Diaz, Ilya Kaler, Jeffery Irvine, and Brant Bayless to name a few. I have also worked closely with chamber musicians such as the Fry Street Quartet, the Kalichstein–Laredo–Robinson Trio, the Miami String Quartet, the Catalyst Quartet, and members of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Throughout my summers, I have attended the Kent Blossom Music Festival, the Sphinx Performance Academy, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Fry Street Quartet Chamber Music Intensive.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $125
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $270

Details

Your first lesson is free! If you don't feel like this is the right choice, no worries! Past the introductory lesson, the first lesson is $40, and all weekly consecutive lessons are $30. If a lesson must be canceled, then the following week will be $40. This is to encourage recurring lessons and the more you work consistently, the better your results will be!

Lessons offered by Kenny
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
Taught subjects
  • Music Reading
  • Violin
  • Viola
Levels
  • All Levels

Kenny's resume

Education

The Cleveland Institute of Music (2019-Present)
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (2016-2019)

Primary Teacher

Lynne Ramsey

Masterclasses

Ilya Kaler- Cleveland Institute of Music Professor of Violin and Gold Prize Winner of Paganini, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky Competitions
Roberto Díaz- Curtis Institute of Music President/Director and Formal Principal Violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra (2019)
Wesley Collins- Principal Violist of the Cleveland Orchestra (2019)
Lynne Ramsey- Cleveland Institute of Music Professor of Viola and First Assistant Principal Violist of the Cleveland Orchestra (2018)
Jeff Irvine- Cleveland Institute of Music Professor of Viola/Co-Head of Viola (2018)
Basil Vendryes- University of Denver Viola Professor and Principal Violist of the Colorado Symphony (2018-2019)
Brant Bayless- Principal Viola of the Utah Symphony (2018)
Bradley Ottesen- Professor of Viola at Utah State University and Violist of the Fry Street Quartet (2018)
Stephanie Baer- Professor of Viola at New York University Steinhardt School of Music (2018-2019)
Jason Bonham- Principal Violist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Professor of Viola at California State University, Long Beach and Biola University (2016-2017)
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio- Pianist Joseph Kalichstein, Violinist Jaime Laredo and Cellist Sharon Robinson (2019)
Miami String Quartet and Ivan Chan- Resident String Quartet at Kent State University and 2000 Cleveland Quartet Award Recipient (2019)
Catalyst Quartet- Sphinx Organization String Quartet (2019)
Fry Street Quartet- Resident String Quartet at Utah State University and 2000 Fischoff Grand Prize Recipient (2018)

Festivals

Encore Chamber Music Institute (2020/2021)
Kent Blossom Music Festival (2019)
Sphinx Performance Academy at Curtis (2019)
Interlochen Arts Academy Viola Institute (2018)
Fry Street Chamber Music Festival (2018)

Orchestral Experience

NMEA All-State Orchestra- Principal Viola (2018-2019)
Las Vegas Academy Philharmonic- Principal Viola (2016-2019)
Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra- Assistant Principal Viola (2017-2019)
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra- Section Viola (2019-Current)
Cleveland Institute of Music Pit Orchestra- Section Viola (2020-Current)
Zion’s Youth Symphony and Chorus- Principal Viola (2014-2018)
Positively Arts Foundation’s Get Launched Program- Principal Viola (2018)
Las Vegas Academy Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra- Principal Viola (2019)


Competitions/Awards/Honors/Positions

SphinxConnect Fellow (2020)
Las Vegas Academy Concerto Competition- Grand Prize Recipient (2019)
Walton Viola Concerto
Las Vegas Academy Orchestra- Senior of the Year (2019)
Las Vegas Academy Orchestra- Junior of the Year (2018)
Las Vegas Academy Orchestra- Orchestra Service Award (2017)
Las Vegas Academy Orchestra- Co-Head Librarian (2018-2019)
Las Vegas Academy Orchestra- Orchestra Director’s Aide (2018-2019)
Las Vegas Academy Orchestra- Orchestra Vice President (2016-2017)
Las Vegas Academy- Student of the Month (2016)

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