We strongly believe that good, quality musical instruction can set the stage for a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Our instructors are both skilled musicians and skilled teachers. Click the photos for instructor bios.
Mac Economy has been a professional musician for over 30 years and has performed all over the state and in several foreign countries. He brings that experience with him as a professional guitar teacher for over 25 years. He grew up in Mid-Coast Maine and is himself a product of private lessons. He believes that one-on-one private instruction with the right teacher can lead to a fun and successful musical learning experience.
He was head guitar instructor at the Guitar and Drum Workshop in Portland and taught for several years in Brunswick. The last 14 years he has been teaching at Northern Kingdom Music in Rockport where he also worked as assistant manager. Now Mac brings his skills to K2 Music.
Mac teaches students from the age of 10 and up and enjoys beginners as well as advanced. He teaches acoustic and electric guitar, as well as bass guitar. Always using a relaxed approach, he makes guitar playing fun and enjoyable. Whether the student is an adult looking for a new hobby, a child just beginning, or a serious student looking to learn more, Mac will meet them where they are at and take them where they want to go.
Instruction is also available for music theory and its application, reading music, improvisation, proper technique, scales, chords, learning songs and more! Mac teaches the styles of Rock, Blues, Metal, Country, easy listening and more.
For more info on Mac stop by K2 Music and talk with him in person.
Martin Gibson has performed over 900 concerts and workshops at colleges, public schools, festivals, museums, weddings, and private events throughout the USA. He was an opening act for Bela Fleck, Michael Hedges, Buckwheat Zydeco, Leo Kottke, the fabulous Boneheads, and Uke virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.
Martin has been a finalist in the Nashville Songwriters Association, Kerrville New Folk, John Lennon, and Great Lakes songwriting contest. He was the co-curator of the 2005 Players Art Guitar exhibit at Colby College and has written articles for Fretboard Journal. He has recorded two all original CDs: Country Music Spoken Here and Guitarville.
Martin composes and teaches in the following acoustic and electric guitar styles: Classical, Blues, traditional and modern Folk, Bluegrass, Country; intricate fingerpicking, flatpicking, bottleneck slide, traditional rock, and hybrid styles; Scruggs style, five-string banjo; beginning intermediate, and advanced arranging. Additionally his students study song writing, arranging, applied practical music theory through performable musical pieces.
His approach to teaching is quite simple: “My job from lesson one is to teach folks how to teach themselves and to remind them why they took up the instrument in the first place [for enjoyment] and always to ask ‘What if I tried this…?’”
For an expanded resume and samples of his work, you can visit his website. The best way to reach Martin is via e-mail.
David began his musical quest on the ukelele at age 3. He started clarinet in the 5th grade, and got serious with the guitar at age 12. At 13 he was performing gigs, and played in the pit band for Waterville Opera House&rsquos;s production of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris”. He did a four year stint with the Air Force Band, playing in rock and jazz ensembles in Mississippi, touring the southern coast; The Philippines, touring Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Guam and Hawaii; and at Travis Air Force Base in California. He moved back to Maine in 1986, opening up David’s Music, a local retail store where he taught music lessons and performed in local bands. He started a band called DC-3, which won the Belfast Bay Festival Battle of the Bands three years running. Over the next 25 years he has played with such bands as Faceplant, Tonto Lavec, The Willy Kelly Band, The Hemmens, The Bel-Isle Trio/Quintet, and The Elevator Pilots. He completed his Bachelors in Music Education from UMA and UMO in 1995. He is currently still performing with Roundabout, Sistalicious, Three Button Deluxe, The Ann Delaney Trio, Bel-Isle, The Novel Jazz Septet, Jump City Jazz with Brian Catell, Jump City Social Club with Anna Roman, and acoustic duo Indigo.
Jessica Day grew up in a large musical family in Montreal, Canada and has enjoyed music from a very young age. She picked up a guitar at age 11 and has never looked back.. Jess owns and operates a couple of Music based businesses Midcoast Music Together and JAMMM (Jess' Arts, Music, Movement and Mindfulness) starting with programs for newborns to adults. Jess has been a teacher for more than 18 years and is now teaching private and semi-private lessons in beginner guitar and ukulele at K2 music. Jess believes that a fun and positive music learning experience is the key to a life long joy of musical exploration and expression.
Jess can be reached directly at 1-207-593-6645 or firstname.lastname@example.org and found on-line at MidcoastMusicTogether.com