Mr. Kevin M. Ayers

Guitar Teacher

Kevin Ayers

SAA Member


Palo Alto, CA
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A California native, Kevin Ayers is recognized as an accomplished performer and teacher of classical guitar. Kevin’s experience in performance, extensive education, and teaching background has led him to become the uniquely passionate educator he is today.

Over the last ten years, Kevin’s ensemble performances have broughtmasterful performances to venues throughout Southern California. As founder of The Commonwealth Guitar Trio, he was invited to perform for the KUSC Sundays Live! series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Chapman University. His solo performances include recitals, weddings, corporate events, and all types of ceremonies throughout California. Kevin has also provided entertainment for the community through USC’s Outreach Program and the San Francisco Conservatory’s Community Service Program.

Kevin’s formal music education began at Fullerton College where he earned his associates degree in music. After finishing his studies with honors Kevin became the first classical guitarist from Fullerton College to be accepted into USC’s Thornton School of Music. In addition to completing a B.A. in Classical Guitar Performance Cum Laude at USC, Kevin received the prestigious Classical Guitarist and Classical Guitar Ensemble Awards for 2012. In 2010 Kevin was a Prize winner in the American String Teachers Association Aron Green Classical Guitar Competition. As a Masters student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Kevin has been a featured accompanist at the Conservatory’s Classical Kick-off Weekend and involved in the Conservatory’s Guitar Ensemble’s world premier of Nazcan by Chilean composer Javier Farias at the prestigious the Biasini International Festival and Competition. Kevin has studied and worked with world-renowned guitarists Shingo Fujii, Scott Tennant, Pepe Romero, Sergio Assad, David Tanenbaum.

Currently, Kevin resides in San Francisco where he teaches all ages with a unique patience and kindness. With ten years of private teaching experience, teaching group classes at a Montessori, and Suzuki certifications (Book I and II), Kevin Ayers helps students discover their passion for the instrument which directly translates into motivation to learn and improve their abilities on the guitar. Students describe him as, “A silent leader – not demanding or overt – whose gentle and calm demeanor sets the tone for his lessons.”