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 Instructors

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 – The Beatles
The Sun Sessions – Elvis Presley
Wildflowers – Tom Petty
The Mountain – Steve Earle and The Del McCoury Band
The Ellington Era 1927-1940 – 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.

PHOTOS


BIOGRAPHY

Kenny Taylor brings over 30 years of experience performing and teaching guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and lap steel. He has a special affinity for ‘50s rockabilly, surf instrumental, ‘60s soul, blues, bluegrass, honky-tonk, fingerpicking style, and ‘70s funk. While touring 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, and Brian Setzer. He’s also opened for bands like Cheap Trick, Gov’t Mule, and the Ohio Players, to name a few. Whether you want to strum just for fun or take your playing to a new level, Kenny’s approach to teaching allows you to learn in a no-pressure, low-stress environment. He teaches every student according to their needs and ability, so whether you’re advanced or just starting with the basics, you can begin working on your music goals immediately.


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