(all ages and levels welcome) 

Please use the Contact page to get in touch in regards to the type of're interested in. It is important to have an idea about what your goals are before beginning lessons to make sure we're a good fit for one another. I am a professional and my rates reflect my credentials and experience.  I am aware of the importance of music and the affect it can have on human beings of all ages.Being that I was self taught for a large majority of my learning music, I feel that private music lessons should be accessible to everyone regardless of economic background.  I feel that my rates are fair and under certain circumstances negotiable.

Lessons Offered: 

Here are some concepts I work won with my students


  • Finger and Hand Positioning 
  • Fingerstyle Picking Technique
  • Strumming Technique
  • Acoustic Guitar Technique
  • Electric Guitar 
  • Grooves, Rhythms, and Feel
  • Ear TrainingSeeing the Guitar in Shapes
  • Memorization
  • Improvisation
  • Playing over Changes
  • Playing in all 12 keys
  • Using Substitutions
  • Building Chords
  • Voice Leading
  • Composing Your Own Guitar Pieces
  • Scales and Arpeggios
  • Extended Techniques (Harmonics, Tapping, Bending, Sweep Picking)
  • Classical Technique
  • Flamenco Technique

Hello, I'm Kelvin McKay-Hill, a musician and founder of the Kaoz Conservatory   The mission of this school is to foster a love of music and an appreciation for performance and excellence in beginner-intermediate students of all ages.

Building on a long and fruitful career of public musical performance and over ten years of music teaching experience, I would be happy to help you or your loved ones embark on fun and rewarding music studies, whether live or online.

Guitar lessons offer a student a priceless gift that keeps on giving, and they make a wonderful gift for yourself or a loved one.   Additionally, the cognitive and academic benefits of guitar study on students of all ages are many.  Over the course of their studies with me, my students develop a lifelong and freeing relationship of joy, self-expression, and wonder with this powerful instrument, the guitar. 

On this page, you will find a description of my studio, a photo gallery, testimonials, and social media links.  For details about my studio and booking, please check out my FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS (FAQ) page and call me at (818) 472-6183 or fill out my contact form by clicking here.  

I look forward to hearing from you

Adult Guitar Lessons 

I offer instruction to adults with no experience up to professional musicians touring nationwide.

Finding time to practice can be challenging but having a regular practice and proper practice habits can dramatic decrease your learning curve. 

Learning proper technique (how to properly hold and play guitar) also frees your mind up to focus more on theory. 

I help you strengthen your concept of rhythm with a variety of exercises for the right-handing (pick or Fingerstyle). 

Learning the basics of transposition and how to use a capo so that you can identify and play in any key will allow you to play almost any song with the basic open position chords. 

Learning to sing a helps you learn songs easier, helps your improvisation, and sight reading. 

Learning how to play in a band setting or chamber ensemble setting is essential for success as a professional. 


Child Guitar Lessons 

Children are capable of becoming very proficient musicians at an early age with proper foundational training. 

I use improvisation to help students develop their creativity. 

I use many different methods to explain musical concepts . Some of the things a student will learn are how to read standard notation, tablature (TAB), chord charts, and rhythms. Video and audio can be recorded in the lessons as well. 

Basics of music theory (scales, arpeggios, chords , key signatures, analysis, etc.) are learned so that the student can be fluent in all aspects of the guitar.  

Children should have an appropriate size guitar. A nylon string acoustic (classical guitar) is best to start on. Lessons are available in 1 hour blocks (no half hour sessions) to be paid at the beginning on the month.

You're Skype lessons are so comprehensive. I never managed to tell you this, but I was honestly amazed by your patience and ability to break things down. You are a natural teacher. I appreciated how you managed to completely eliminate all of the setbacks that I had (secretly) anticipated would occur due to the internet-based nature of the lessons. You managed to make learning music, from a distance, with a webcam, feel quite comfortable and intimate. ”


Group Lessons and Classes

Voice Lessons


Songwriting/Production Lessons

Curriculum Planning, Camps, and Lesson Plans



Practice Materials

Practice Log a Template to track your weekly Practice sessions 112 KB
CAGED Complete Contains all CAGED Octave, Scales, and Arpeggios. 1.09 MB
Major Pentatonic Contains all 5 Major Penatonic Scales Positions. 788 KB
Minor Pentatonic Contains all 5 Minor Penatonic Scales Positions. 1.08 MB