John “Kingvegas” Kiehne has been teaching guitar and bass for many years. He is available for instruction in the areas of Western St. Louis County and Franklin County in Missouri. John typically drives to student’s homes and likes to schedule lessons on a regular basis though accommodations can be made to address scheduling issues. He can also teach tapping instruments such as the Warr Guitar and Chapman Stick as well as music theory, audio production and beginning drums.
John offers instruction for all ages and most styles including rock, pop, country, jazz, metal, blues, funk and R&B. Rates are $40 for a one hour lesson. 30 minute lessons are available for younger children at $30 a half hour. Payment can be made via cash, check or credit/debit card. Purchases of 8+ lessons qualify for 10% discount. Cancellation/ rescheduling requires 24 hour notice to not be charged.
Additional teaching materials are provided on this website at Kingvegas.org/learn.
References available upon request.
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Here are some testimonials:
John is a ridiculously amazing teacher. His attention to detail and care for his students is refreshing. I had such an awesome time working with him! Definitely recommend!
John taught me how to play the bass. He was great! John was patient with me and broke down each step and explained the instructions to me very thoroughly. I already know that he will be the teacher for my kids!
John is dedicated and knows his craft well! He was always timely, predictable, passionate, and the guy has loads of experience. This is a great guitar teacher for either the advanced or beginning player, as he is time flexible and truly knows what he’s talking about. Not to mention great at adapting to the personality of his students.
Very talented and extremely patient. Finds a way to encourage and advance any level. A passionate musician with fantastic teaching ability. Highly recommend this professional. You will not be disappointed.
John was my first Guitar teacher and I only wish I had known how valuable my lessons were looking back. I started playing late in High School and was unable to continue once I graduated. In the short time that I took lessons I learned so many fundamentals that have allowed me to go forward with my playing sans-teacher. For my senior project in High School John let me and a friend record a few songs in his home and mentored us along the way. He didn’t ask for anything in return and truly wanted to see us grow as musicians. I can’t recommend him enough!
Awesome teacher!!! I took bass lessons for a short time and he helped me learn some of my favorite songs. Patient and very funny!
John taught me everything I know today about the guitar. He taught me from literally 0% experience and knowing nothing about the guitar to playing and directing bands of my own. He taught me to advance beyond just a guitar player into becoming a musician, as well as taught me the extremely important skills of ear training and how to work efficiently with others in bands. I studied seriously with John for about 2 years, but have remained in contact with him since 2007 when I started playing guitar. To this day, I value his advice and opinions as a musician and a mentor. In the past, I have recommended John as the “go to” teacher numerous times to friends who have shown even a faint interest in learning a musical instrument.
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