Kevin Delaney has over 25 years of professional teaching experience in New York City and Los Angeles, CA.
All genres of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Shred, Blues and Classic Rock are explored. Lesson plans focus on theory, technique and application and are custom made for each students specific needs.
ALL LEVELS (Beginners to Advanced).
For rates, schedule and lesson information contact
BROOKLYN and QUEENS: 718-670-3221
LONG ISLAND: 516-394-0564
Private Studio Lessons
MANHATTAN: (Convenient studio locations in MIDTOWN (near Times Square and Penn Station) and in the LOWER EAST SIDE near the Delancey/Essex St stop on the F, J, M, Z lines)
BROOKLYN: (Convenient studio location in WILLIAMSBURG near the Montrose Ave. stop on the L train)
QUEENS: (Convenient studio location in ASTORIA near Ditmars Blvd. and Steinway St)
LONG ISLAND: (Convenient studio location in FARMINGDALE off Rt. 110 on Allen Blvd)
Home Tutoring Lessons
LONG ISLAND (Nassau and Western Suffolk)
ONLINE via Skype
“I have been playing the guitar for seventeen years. Kevin’s lessons have helped me to look at the guitar and music theory in a new way. He breaks things down in a way that is easy to understand and will zone in on what you may personally need to improve on. Some people are great players and some people are great teachers, Kevin is both. He has been a genuine person and a professional, I would recommend him to both beginners and advanced players”.
Arc Of Descent
Long Island, NY
“Delaney’s training not only added to my knowledge in guitar shredding, but inspired me to stop wasting time, pick out the Gibson & Marshall Stack that would work best, and represent AK SYNDICATE on a whole new level. Honestly, it is a dream come true to be singing & playing guitar! I highly recommend Delaney’s training regimen for anyone who is serious about kickin’ some ass on the main stage!!!”
Mark “Machine Gun” Stelley
El Paso, TX
“Kevin was great at helping me build a foundation of basic theory that i never learned… understanding the things i already knew how to play made moving forward with my playing much easier… not to mention he’s got an endless bag of tricks that i still like to steal on a regular basis!”
“I gotta say man, building upon what you taught me really helped me get to where I am now with my playing. I mean, by no means am I done tryin to get better but I’m on my way!”
“I have been a student for about six months. Kevin has helped me with guitar soloing techniques, rhythms, musical theory, scales and has opened new music up to me like Ozzy Osbourne and Van Halen. Kevin has inspired me to keep playing guitar and take it all the way”.
Long Island, NY
“I am a 40 years old hedge fund professional. In my younger days I was a bass player. I hadn’t picked up an instrument in almost ten years so I never thought I would be able to become a competent guitar player. I had tried studying with a couple of other instructors in New York but it just never seemed to click for me and I was forever stuck in the standard pentatonic minor scale. In three months, Kevin’s program has me playing at a level that I never could have imagined. Kevin is a patient teacher and utilizes an organized approach that mixes in theory, technique, exercises and practical application. I should mention that it doesn’t happen through magic. The student needs to put the practice time in; but Kevin gives you all the tools you need to take your playing to another level.”
Long Island, New York
“I’ve been taking lessons with Kevin for 1yr in person and online. In that time my playing and knowledge has improved way beyond what I thought I would be able to do. Kevin makes it easy to learn and you can quickly put what you learn to good use. No matter what your skill level is, Kevin can take you to the next level. If you’re serious about improving your playing, I highly recommend taking his lessons. Kevin is an excellent teacher and truly “Shreds like a Metal God”.
Sherman Oaks, CA
“After many years of playing I felt that I was trapped in the basic pentatonic box position, and my soloing ability was suffering as a result . I wanted to learn how to move around the neck more, gain a better understanding of the guitar, and generally break out of the musical rut I was in. After just a few weeks with Kevin I found that I could play in many more places on the neck and my technique started to improve. I also began to understand what I was doing. Kevin’s logical step-by-step approach to teaching the building blocks of rock guitar is invaluable. He is not only an extremely patient teacher, but can also play like a madman! I can recommend Kevin for anyone who wants to improve their playing and understanding of the instrument”.
New York, NY
“Kevin will teach you from how to properly stretch your fingers before playing all the way to music theory and everything in between. With Kevin its not about emotionless speed licks, but how to take your heart and pour it out on the fretboard”.
Van Nuys, CA
“Kevin Delaney has taught me so much about guitar playing as both a challenging technical endeavor and, more importantly, a fulfilling artistic practice. I’ve had many teachers who all seem to have some kind of agenda, from pushing the “best” music to the “right” way to hold the guitar. Kevin is different. He offers a tremendous amount of theory and technique but no ego. He encourages me to find my own voice, my own style, rather than mimic him or one of my heros. I began to improve after just a few really fun lessons. Last but not least, he kicks ass”.
New York, NY
About the Instructor
KEVIN DELANEY was born and raised in Long Island, NY where he taught himself how to read music and play guitar before the age of seven. He would go on to form his first rock band with neighborhood friends by the age of twelve and release his first professional record by sixteen.
Throughout his early teens, Kevin studied classical guitar with Richie Cerniglia (Aviator/The Illusion) and applied theory with Al Pitrelli (Megadeth/Trans Siberian Orchestra/Alice Cooper) before landing teaching jobs himself within the neighborhood.
After High School, Kevin attended Five Towns Music College in Long Island, NY where he mastered audio engineering. At age twenty, he relocated to New York City, continued teaching, and started his music production and management company (Manic Entertainment) and record label (Manic Records). In 1998, he moved west to Los Angeles.
Since the early nineties Kevin has written, performed, produced and released records with a wide variety of artists and labels around the world. He has toured nationally many times over culminating into an impressive body of work. Kevin recently released his new instrumental album “Unusual Clarity” on Manic Records, which is the follow-up to his instrumental debut “The Awakening” also released on Manic Records.
In addition to being a musician in high demand, Kevin has also been teaching professionally for over 25 years and continues to be a much sought after guitar instructor both locally and internationally. In 2006 his Heavy Metal Workshop series "Shred Like A Metal God" visited 55 US cities and included over 5,000 attendees. To date, he has taught over 10,000 students worldwide.
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