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.
Jeff Weinberger was born in Boston and has played guitar since age twelve. He played in several popular South Shore bands as well as his high school’s jazz band. He started teaching guitar in earnest at eighteen. After deciding in high school to be a professional musician, he attended Berklee College of Music. Schoolmates included Delfeayo Marsalis and Donnie McCaslin. From there, Jeff went on to teach at some of Massachusetts’ and Maine’s finest music stores as well as direct a teen rock band and a summer group guitar class. He has also worked as a recording engineer and producer in Atlanta, GA, and Portland, ME. His live recording work for Bay Chamber Concerts has been broadcast on WBACH and MPBN in Maine.
Jeff has played in several successful bands doing both cover songs and original works. Some of his fondest memories are playing in Archie Bell and the Drells at a juke joint in Columbus, GA, playing in front of thousands at both the Maine Festival and the Deering Oaks Family Festival, opening for Queen Latifah at Bowdoin College as well as major label acts at Zootz, the Tree Cafe and other Portland clubs, and playing surf guitar at his own wedding. His private teachers include Mordy Ferber, Bob Thompson, Gary Hoey and other greats.
He currently teaches twenty six guitar and ukelele students a week and is about to get his Music Education Bachelor’s degree and Maine state teaching certification from UMaine at Augusta, which will take his career trajectory to the next level. Jeff is looking forward to continuing to be a music educator who makes a big difference in the lives of people young and old alike.
Richard Hollis grew up in Camden, Maine, and started drumming when he was four years old. Professionally, Richard plays with the Boneheads and many other fine bands. He has taught in the Midcoast area over 25 years. His teaching background includes bass guitar, piano and voice instruction. Richard teaches all styles of drums and hand percussion for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level.
For more information, contact Richard at (207) 377-3895