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"Steven Kennedy has been providing guitar lesson for our son for five years and has fueled his interest to continue to grow with the guitar. Teacher Kennedy keeps lessons interesting, crafts a lesson according to the student's ability and interest, and shares his own interest in guitar. I think it's great he shares his passion and how he loves playing guitar beyond teaching - that music is a part of life and provides so many benefits and opportunities. Our son seeing someone else's drive for their passion is teaching so much. Where we began in lessons to where my son is now and interested in today is a journey and still fun for him."                                                                                 - Crystal, mother of student in Urbandale

"Steven is an amazing musician and teacher who goes above and beyond for his students and their families. Our son, Casey, has been taking guitar lessons from Steven since he was 9 years old, and we couldn't be happier with the strong foundation and guidance Steven has provided over the past 6 years. We particularly love that he goes the extra mile to engage students by offering outside opportunities in addition to lessons, such as guitar ensembles that bring students of similar skill sets together to play, learn, and enjoy music. His involvement in the Heart of Iowa Classical Guitar Society also provides a connection to wonderful concerts and events! If you are looking for a talented, caring, and professional teacher who is great with kids, we would highly recommend Steven!"                                        - Jessica & Andy, parents of student in Norwalk

"Steven is an excellent guitar instructor, but more than that, he is a good person. In our hectic lives, having someone give our daughter lessons in our own home is invaluable."

 - Karla, mother of student in Norwalk


"When we were searching for a guitar instructor for our elementary-aged daughter who would teach lessons in our home, Steven’s name came highly recommended to us. We have not been disappointed!  Steven’s musical knowledge is deep, and he teaches in a way that is simple and straightforward.  Our daughter is progressing with each and every lesson!  She thinks that the best part of having Steven as a guitar instructor is the way he offers positive encouragement where she needs to make improvements.  

Now it is our turn to pay it forward … we highly recommend lessons with Steven!"

 - Angie, mother of student in Norwalk

"While I was listening to James and other students rehearse for their upcoming recital it occurred to me how lucky James is to have you as his instructor.  Your dedication to the guitar and your students is remarkable.  You put so much of your time into developing your students ability and appreciation of music.  Thank you for what you do and how you do it."

- John, father of student in Ankeny


"Steven just performed at our wedding ceremony this weekend and it was wonderful! The music was great and he provided recommendations and suggestions. He was so easy to work with and very flexible when it looked like rain might change our original plans. You won't be disappointed if you book Steven!"

 - Stephanie, Des Moines



"Steven Kennedy is an awesome musician. He provided wonderful music for our special outdoor event. He is so easy to work with and professional in his appearance and performance. Would hire again!!"

 - Iris, Des Moines

"Steven played beautifully. Very professional and played exactly what we wanted."

 - Brooke, Des Moines

"Steven played a variety of classical pieces for our mom's memorial service. He came from out of town and was set up and ready well in advance. He worked with us on song choice. The service was small, intimate, and beautiful, in large part because of Steven's music. Thank you so much."

 - Michelle, Lincoln, NE

"Steven did such a wonderful job at our Grand Opening event! The music he played was absolutely perfect for our event. It was great to have his music in the background as our guests moved around and mingled."

 - Sarah, Indianola

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