Some of my past students have passed on these kind words about guitar lessons with me:
"Each class with Dylan opened my eyes on so many aspects of music we tend to forget these days. He doesn't seem to worry about the technical side of guitar (despite his incredible level), putting forward the intellectual and emotional side of music.
Dylan told me what music was all about, expressing ourselves. To quote him "Don't just speak, tell a story". In addition to being an amazing teacher, Dylan is an incredible musician. Each one of his gigs I attended was a slap in the face.
Thanks for everything Dylan!"
Douglas Cuadrado, ICMP, Sept 2012
"I would recommend studying guitar with Dylan Kay to anyone who wants to take their musicality and guitar playing to the next level. I've met and studied with many professional guitarists and Dylan's mindset and approach towards playing the guitar is superior. He uses his ears and the brain in-between them in an astounding fashion. If you want to set on the path of becoming a great musician, mastering the instrument and the art of improvisation, call Dylan Kay. He is a kind and great teacher but most of all a good guy."
Alex Losardo, ICMP, Jul 2012
"Dylan's extensive knowledge of musical concepts, be it simple or advanced is exceptional. If a question can be asked of Dylan, it is likely he'll be able to answer it!
His philosophical approach to guitar improvisation, which encourages one to think outside the box and push boundaries, is both unique and impressive!
After a year of tuition with Dylan, I can safely say that it was a privilege to be taught by him. He remains one of the most luminary figures in my musical journey thus far.
An exceptional guitar player and teacher, and beyond that a gentleman!"
Ben Witherstone, ICMP, Apr 2012
"If you want to be a truly accomplished teacher you must certainly be a very good guitarist. You need teaching skills such as patience and methodical thinking. But that's not enough. You must also have a philosophic mind. Dylan has got all of these things.
His approach to music is not only about scales, arpeggios, licks, theory, technique (I said "not only", obviously). It's conceptual.
If you want to bring your guitar level a step further and acquire a unique sound, no book will help you. Hurry up and book a lesson with him!
Dylan encouraged me to explore the boundaries of guitar playing (especially the relationship between fretboard skills and ear training, which is essential) and, most importantly, he encouraged me to believe in my own skills. If I become an accomplished pro guitarist one day, he's one of the people who have to be credited for that."
Andrea Caso, ICMP, May 2012
"Imagine..... a bunch of near geriatric rockers with musical expectations way above our talent level. Some of us had never played our chosen instruments before. Yet, with Dylan we achieved our ambitions, performing to audiences, sometimes a hundred or more people, who gave us the rock star treatment. Magic!
Dylan Kay made this happen by being an amazing, insightful and patient teacher, who saw what we could and could not do, and coaxed more and more out of us. After a year of regular rehearsal, we were really flying at times. There is nothing quite like playing in a rock band.
Thanks, Dylan. Precious times".
Russell "Stealth" Lane, MLC
"Dylan is an awesome guitar teacher and I can’t imagine you will find a better one. I have no musical talent whatsoever but as a result of Dylan’s skill, enthusiasm and patience I can play to a level that brings me pleasure. I can work out tunes I hear, I can solo over tracks and I can jam along with others.
Whether you want to really understand theory and musical structure, or whether you just want to be able to play really well; whether you are a beginner or looking to move from competent to expert - Dylan is your man. He will adapt his teaching to your learning. I stopped taking lesson with Dylan because I moved away from the area, but what he taught me while we worked together has laid a foundation that means I will keep playing and keep improving for the rest of my life. And if he can do that with me, believe me he can do that for anyone.
If you want to call me to ask questions about how I found working with him don’t hesitate (07999 833 222). Get your guitar and get playing – you might be the next Peter Green!"
Nick Tyrrell Feb 2011
"I was a total beginner with no previous music experience and Dylan managed to teach me the basics within a couple of months. He is very meticulous making sure that the right techniques are used from the beginning. I'm a fairly slow learner but thanks to his patience I have been able to progress well in the last couple of months. Playing guitar has become a hobby which will stay with me for the rest of my life."
EB King (56 years old Blues fan)
"Dylan is a great guitar teacher. He immediately commands respect because his obvious talent for the guitar oozes through everything he does. But Dylan also has great empathy with his students and takes real pride in seeing them progress. I'm so happy I got to know Dylan 12 years ago, and that (despite having to put up with me as a student) he still wanted to be my friend!"
"I was taking lessons from Dylan for a number of years and learnt sooo much not only about the guitar but about musicianship. He is truly a technician of the instrument and an admirable man."