My name is Kirby Hammel. I'm new to town as of March and excited to start giving piano lessons in Bloomington!
I've taught piano for 8+ years in the SF Bay Area to students ranging from 8yrs old to 70 yrs old.
I've been playing piano/keyboards for 12+ years in bands and in recording studios in SF and LA. I've toured Europe, Canada, and the US and have been featured on NPR (‘A Honky Tonk Duo Takes a Piano Outdoors’) and in SF Chronicle’s City Exposed (‘Piano Movers’), played for the SF Giants, and much more.
-You can hear some of my Blues playing here: https://youtu.be/Hy3r84H3Mtw
We can learn the walking bass lines, Chicago shuffle, and even some New Orleans themes if you're interested.
**In addition to Blues we can learn any specific songs you've always wanted to play, work on composition, improvisation, scales, or whatever else you'd like to improve upon.
My lessons are somewhat informal in that we won’t do much reading of music. We will definitely get into some theory and scales as needed. I prefer to teach by example and walk students through the process, scales, licks and ideas. Some of the best players ever learned this way, and I’ve yet to find anyone who can’t pick this music up rather easily. Plus, its FUN! The blues is for anyone and everyone!
-I give lessons at Jefferson St Music Studio in Bloomington, or in your home if you prefer, depending on distance.
-$25/30 min $40/1hr
Please reach out with any questions! THANKS
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers