Guitar

Guitar lessons are available in all genres including: rock, jazz, classical, acoustic, folk, worship, country, pop, funk, blues and more. Lessons are available children through adults. Some teachers specialize in working with beginners and children while other teachers specialize in working with advanced students and adults. Lessons are customized to fit the interests of the students.

Types of skills that can be learned include:

  • Playing songs that the student wants to learn
  • Reading chords
  • Fundamentals of proper technique
  • Music reading
  • Tablature reading
  • Learn strategies to play by ear
  • Music theory
  • Rhythmic concepts
  • Jazz chords and harmony
  • Jazz improvisation
  • Jazz chord melodies
  • Classical guitar technique
  • Fingerstyle
  • Rock improvisation
  • Blues improvisation
  • Scales and modes
  • Arpeggios
  • Fretboard knowledge
  • Alternate tunings
  • Sweep picking
  • Songwriting and many more

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You can also email info@airhousemusic.com or call 316-613-3378 for Guitar lesson information.

Lessons

Lessons

Private lessons available for all ages and skill levels.

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Classes

Classes

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Ensemble

Early Learners

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Studio

Studio

Hybrid analog/digital recording studio.

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Air House West

109 S. Ridge Rd.
Wichita, KS 67209
316-613-3378

info@airhousemusic.com

Air House East

2434 N. Woodlawn Blvd.
Wichita, KS 67220
316-613-3378

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Alex Nordine Guitar

Alex Nordine graduated from Friends University in 2007 with Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Spanish. He has spent many years performing in the Wichita area as a guitarist and bassist in a variety of genres, including: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Christian, Bluegrass, R&B, and Reggae. From 2003-2009 he taught approximately 40 weekly guitar & bass lessons, before moving to Puerto Rico in 2009 to pursue a Master’s degree in Translation. As a group leader, his Maple Street Trio performed all over the Wichita area. He has also performed with The Calyptones, The Project H, Matt Maholland, Lisa Hittle, David Lord, and Lisa Blake, among others. Teaching has long been an inspiration for Alex. He prides himself on being able to relate to students and adapt to all styles of music.

Billy Bloomquist Guitar, Piano, Voice

Picking up a guitar for the first at the age of 16, Billy had no idea that learning the theories and expressions of music would soon become much more than a hobby.  It only took a couple years of exploring the possibilities of songwriting to decide to study music at the university level.  Now he’s a Friends graduate with a myriad of instrumental, vocal, and compositional skills.

Billy’s always believed that if you understand the theories and “rules” of music, you are most equipped to break those rules when desired, and to further your learning on an individual basis. He has taken that to heart and always been committed to expanding his understanding of genre and application of technique. At any given time, you might be able to find him performing in local coffee shops, recording his own music at his home studio, composing piano pieces, teaching private lessons, playing bass for The Radio Soul, and generally collecting life experiences in order to ultimately express them in song.

David Lord Guitar

David is the owner and manager of Air House Music Academy and Air House Studios. He has been teaching guitar for the last 15 years. David has his B.A. in Music Performance from Friends University. From 2008-2011, David was the guitar professor at Friends University, teaching guitar lessons, directing guitar ensembles, directing jazz combos and teaching guitar class. David has performed extensively in the Wichita area as a jazz and classical guitarist, performing at countless restaurants, events, shows, concerts and weddings. He is also a prolific composer and creative guitar player.

In 2005, he released his first album with his original band, Solagget. He performed extensively with Solagget from 2003 through 2011, playing venues and festivals throughout the midwest and west coast. David has been heavily involved with the creative music scene in Wichita, performing at events such as Knob New Music Festival, Fisch Haus Jazz Series, ICT Fest, LIV Fest and the Wichita Creative Music Society Concert Series.

David is also currently pursuing recording engineering and is one of the assistant engineers at Air House Studios. David is a founding partner of Air House Records, an independent record label that releases music from the Wichita area. David is constantly writing, recording and producing his own music. He is currently releasing solo guitar music under the name Francis Moss, playing in an experimental jazz trio called Elemental Trio and is one of the main creative forces of the music and art collective, The Wonder Revolution. All of Davids albums are released on Air House Records.

Glenn Swindler Guitar

Glenn recently graduated from Friends University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in Business Administration.  In addition to a thriving teaching studio, Glenn performs as a singer/songwriter and provides music for New Covenant UMC & Woodland UMC in Wichita, KS.  Glenn enjoys teaching many styles of guitar, including pop, rock, worship, country, acoustic fingerstyle and blues.  In addition to playing guitar, Glenn also sings and plays bass, piano, saxophone and percussion.

 

Joel Cachero Guitar, Piano

Joel studied Jazz Guitar at Wichita State University and received both his Bachelors in Music and Masters in Music from there. He plays a variety of styles including classical, jazz, rock and pop music. Joel has been teaching since 2006 and has experience working with students of all ages. He is also a composer and has written music for jazz combo’s, string quartets and small chamber music ensembles. He was recently involved in the Wichita Jazz Festival and edited the monthly newsletter. His passion for music and teaching inspire his students to develop into sensitive, inspired musicians.

Michael Engdahl Guitar

Michael Engdahl is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and teacher based out of Wichita, KS. He recently graduated from Wichita State University with a B.M. in Jazz Studies where he had the opportunity to play with Jazz Arts I Big Band, Guitar Ensemble, and lead multiple jazz combos.
Outside of school he has performed in multiple different musical settings. He has been a part of the pit orchestra for Music Theater for Young People and Wichita State University for multiple productions as well as high school variety shows. Michael has performed with a number of local acts and original bands around town, ranging from country to metal.  He has been a part of multiple recording sessions as a band member and studio musician in Wichita and Kansas City.
He has been teaching privately for over 5 years and enjoys working with aspiring guitarists and musicians.
Today, Michael can be found performing around town with the alternative rock band, Coriander, his own jazz trio, ME3, and other musical projects.
Michael will be returning to Wichita State this fall in pursuit of a Master’s in Music Performance degree.
www.michaeljengdahl.com

Randy Fields Bass, Guitar

A life-long resident of Wichita, KS, Randy Fields has been playing guitar since age 6 and bass since age 9. While at Derby High school he played in the Wichita Youth Symphony and then attended Wichita State University, where he graduated with honors in Music, minors in psychology and German.

During College, Randy studied at the University of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. Another highlight was spending 3 months in Canada serving as sound Technician for a Kansas based group at the Worlds Fair in Vancouver, BC in 1986.

Randy has taught private lessons for over 26 years on the west side of Wichita, also teaching for Friends University as an Adjunct Music Instructor in 1999-2001.

As a Performer, Randy has had the opportunity to share the stage with a wonderful variety of musicians. In recent years, he has played Jazz with Bill Caldwell, Jerry Hahn, Bill Harshbarger, Steve Hatfield, Tim Henry, Lisa Hittle, Beau Jarvis, Clarence King, Roger Lewis, David Lord, Jim Pisano, Clark Terry, Donna Tucker and Randy Zellers. He has performed blues with Rachelle Coba, Jeff Corbett, Cliff Major, Pat McJimsey, John Salem, Craig Steward and Matt Walsh. Randy has also played Rock and Pop gigs with Blue Eyed Soul and The Source, along with Music Theater productions for the Crown Uptown, Gridiron, MTFYP, Stage One and Wichita East High school with Tim Raymond, Doug Riney, Steve Rue and Jesse Warkentin.

Randy served with the Central Community Church Orchestra for over 20 years and is currently with the Wichita Jazz Orchestra, Elvis tribute artist – Marshall Matthews and the Valley Center FUMC Contemporary Praise and Worship band. He has also been involved at events with Pathway and Eastside Community Church.

Randy brings a wealth of knowledge to his teaching, incorporating multiple playing techniques, foundational music theory, and a combination repertoire of Rock, Pop Jazz, blues and contemporary genres. He has a great desire for each student to reach their potential as a Musician, no matter their age!

Seth Carrithers Bass, Guitar, Piano

Seth Carrithers has been an active musician and music educator in Wichita Kansas for nearly 20 years. As a double bassist working in various jazz ensembles, Seth has had the pleasure of playing with many notable musicians ranging from well know locals such as Craig Owens and Sterling Grey, to internationally recognized recording artists such as Benny Golson and Jerry Hahn. Outside of the jazz world, Seth has worked in the studio with Grammy Award winning country music star Lynn Anderson. While the double bass remains Seth’s primary instrument, he excels at the electric bass as well, and has utilized this skill as a staff musician at the Book of Acts Tabernacle of Praise Church for the past 15 years, and East Heights United Methodist church for the past 4 years. In addition to Seth’s various experiences both playing and teaching music, he holds a Master of Music Degree from Wichita State University. Seth offers lessons in electric bass, double bass, guitar, ukulele, piano and music theory.
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