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Imagine having to learn the mechanics and physics of bike riding before being able to ride a bike.  Traditional lessons follow this approach.  On the other hand, methods that promise immediate results put you on a bike with training wheels that never come off.  And neither of these teach you how to do anything else like race with a friend, do “wheelies”, or the many other ways to enjoy bike riding.

Here’s what I do:  I start students riding immediately, so they can work on the coordination.  And then we start raising the training wheels so that students can continue the joy of riding while they’re learning how to do it without training wheels.   Then we can integrate the advanced stuff like “wheelies,” racing, etc.  This is where the lifelong enjoyment of music happens.  Students who don’t learn this usually become the adults who say they used to be able to play an instrument, but can’t anymore.   

At Connect the Dots Music, you’ll learn concepts and develop skills that will make learning other instruments easier.

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GENIUS!  Kevin’s method of presenting and reinforcing musical concepts is brilliant.  He is a master at the art and science of teaching.

-Liz U., Ph.D., Neuroscience

What’s Different?

Top recommended teacher for piano lessons, guitar lessons, and voice lessons.  I have been teaching piano lessons and guitar lessons for over 20 years.  I’m a highly referred piano teacher and guitar teacher serving the Conejo Valley areas of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura, and Newbury Park, and Camarilllo.  I also offer music lessons with a combination of piano, guitar, or voice instruction.  Please contact Connect the Dots Music at  

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Play, read, and write music. All levels & styles.

Connect the Dots Music is the most effective method of learning to play music.  Kids, teens, and adults learn visually, aurally, and kinesthetically through instruction, real-life examples, practice, and games.  So, they understand concepts better and retain more of what they learn.

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Cameron, the chameleon, has low self-esteem.

He doesn't like his big eyes or curly tail.  

He wishes he were more like other kinds of lizards.  

But he is about to realize he is amazing in his own way.

He'll then discover something else...

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My arrangement of the Christmas carol “What Child is This?” which is played to the tune of Greensleeves, a traditional English folk song dating all the way back to the 1500’s.  I think this tune is especially pretty on stringed instruments such as a harp, guitar, violin, etc.

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My version of an arrangement of “Silent Night” on piano which I think sounds unique in part because of the use of Major 7chords.

The Bike Analogy