Kevin Swets has earned his M.M. in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University Northridge, which was ranked as one of the top 25 music schools by the Hollywood reporter in 2014.
He currently serves as adjunct professor at California State University, Bakersfield where he leads the Guitar Ensemble and teaches private lessons for the guitar majors. He also teaches at Bakersfield Community College. Other projects include a direct influence of the music of Southern America, with music hailing from Venezuela and Argentina primarily.
Overall, Kevin is experienced teaching private lessons, early to advanced students; his lessons emphasize fretboard literacy, proper technique and posture, critical thinking skills, and ear training for advanced students. He is interested in most effective learning strategies, assimilation of materials, and group dynamics. Has worked in various teaching settings, including classroom and ensemble environments.
Kevin has performed in numerous school-organized recitals and accompanied choreographed dancers on guitar for student’s capstone projects. In addition, he received a cherished spot on the dean’s list during his first year of study. His rigorous studies in the classical guitar have led him to perform in master classes with guitar legends Scott Tennant, Adam Holzman, Sharon Isben, Marcin Dylla and more. Most recently he has been a recipient of the prestigious Randy Rhoades Scholarship for two consecutive years.