Instructor profile

Kenny Taylor

About

What do you love about music?

Everything

Who is your favorite artist?

Paul McCartney

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Rubber Soul by The Beatles, The Sun Sessions by Elvis Presley, Wildflowers by Tom Petty, The Mountain by Steve Earle and The Del McCoury Band, The Ellington Era 1927-1940 by Duke Ellington

Do you play in a band or currently perform?

Kenny plays guitar and sings with 50's and 60's band The Bulldogs, plays banjolin and guitarjo in The Farmland Jazz Band, an old-style Jazz combo, and is performing with The KT3, a roots rockabilly band. He also has a jump blues swing band called The Swingset Quartet and elementary school /scholastic presentations with The Atomic Sharks.

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Biography

Whether you want to strum just for fun, or you want to take your playing to a new level, Kenny's approach to teaching allows you to learn in a no-pressure, low-stress environment. Every student is taught according to their personal needs and ability, so once you learn the basics you can start working on more advanced goals right away. With more than 30 years of experience performing and teaching guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and lap steel, Kenny has an affinity for '50s rockabilly, surf instrumental, '60s soul, blues, bluegrass, honky-tonk, finger-picking style, and '70s funk. While touring both nationally and internationally with his rockabilly band, The Blue Moon Boys, Kenny has opened for such guitar legends as Bo Diddley, James Burton, Dick Dale, Link Wray, Brian Setzer, and for bands like Cheap Trick, Gov't Mule, and The Ohio Players, to name a few. The Blue Moon Boys also performed two nights in Liverpool, England at the Cavern Club.