“Kevin is a terrific teacher. Patient, calm, smart, looking for a connection for what I have wanted to learn. He's a great player who knows how to convey how he got where he is. I always leave feeling encouraged and challenged, my head full of music. The best possible experience.” - Bryan S., Chicago (Guitar Student since 2016)
“Kevin has an outstanding music knowledge base when it comes to theory, harmony, and composition. I studied with him for three years and rate him very highly. He is very patient, and simpatico! He break things down so they can be easily grasped, and applied. I am primarily interested in using the guitar as compositional instrument. Kevin has helped me find the most suitable arrangements and chord voicings for my work. ” - Milton M., Los Angeles, (Student 2017-2000)
From beginner to advanced, Kevin teaches all levels of music theory, technique, and performance. Private guitar lessons start at $75/per hour. Lessons via Zoom include a copy of the recorded lesson for ongoing practice.
Kevin is also available for specialized lessons and coaching:
Kevin is recognized through the US and Europe as an outstanding performer and recording artist, as well as a composer, arranger, and educator.
Kevin McNeal's teaching credits include faculty/staff member/adjunct lecturer, CUNY/ La Guardia Community College, City College of New York, The National Guitar Workshop, The New School, SUNY New Paltz, and the Hilton Music Centre, and Music for The People/Bronx Community Center. Kevin resides in Harlem, where he has been playing the jazz scene for several decades and leads his own group BluesWing. His book “Chord Shapes & Movement for Guitar” for beginner and intermediate students will be available in Spring 2021.
He attended the Berklee College of Music, William Paterson University, and CUNY / City College, where he received his Master’s Degree in Music.
Kevin is currently recording a tribute album in homage to the late Avant-Garde Jazz Vocalist Leon Thomas. Kevin was formerly the band's Artistic Director and toured throughout the US and Europe.