Konversation with Guitar Teacher Kyle Green

Konversation with Guitar Teacher Kyle Green

Konversation with Guitarist Kyle Green

Kyle-Green-169x300 Konversation with Guitar Teacher Kyle GreenFor this week’s Konversation, we interviewed guitar teacher Kyle Green. Originally from Michigan and New York, Kyle now lives in Portugal. He has decades of experience in the music industry as a teacher and a performer. Learn more about Kyle and what he can offer you below!

Konversai: What does a typical day look like for you? This could include at work and/or outside of work.
Kyle: As many of your avid Konversai users would probably say, there is no typical day! In general, I try and wake up early and do some form of exercise. I recently bought a house in Portugal, so I spend a couple of hours refurbishing, and then I have my first real meal around 12pm. After lunch, I do a bit of organizational work for my professional life, after which I spend a few hours practicing guitar. The evenings are usually spent teaching students from around the world (via Skype) or heading out for a gig with my guitar. On the occasional night that I don’t have anything on the agenda, I try and make time for friends and family.
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Kyle and his wife

Konversai: How did you end up where you are today?

Kyle: This is a challenging one! A series of incredible events, to make it short, but with a bit more detail, it goes like this. I was born in a small town in the midwest of Michigan. Think big lakes, beautiful forest, and an unbearable amount of snow in the winter. I started playing guitar when I was 14, and by 18, I was playing professionally. I started teaching guitar shortly after finishing up high school. I started my studies in music education at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. I was focused in education and classical and jazz guitar. During one summer vacation, I had the opportunity to audition to play on cruise ships, and I got the gig! I spent the next 5 years playing with incredible musicians and traveling the world. It was an incredible experience. I was able to see about 49 countries and 140 cities! In my mid-twenties, I moved to New York to finish up my degree in music. I had the chance to study with an incredible faculty at CCNY as well as many amazing guitarists from around the city. After obtaining my degree, I started working for New York City Guitar School and Midori & Friends. I truly enjoyed my time working with both NYC Guitar and Midori. We changed a lot of lives through music! In 2016, I married the most wonderful lady from Portugal. We had met on ships 7 years earlier, and the time was finally right. I then left my work and New York after about 6 wonderful years in the city. That is when I started looking for different career paths. The idea of teaching through Skype or some other platform seemed appealing but impossible. I had seen different platforms used to connect people, but they often charged large fees and led nowhere. That is when I found Konversai. The idea behind Konversai is a great way to connect people with the same passions. I am excited to share my love for the guitar and to connect with more members of Konversai in the future! Now I am in Portugal and living the life I could have only dreamed of a year ago.
Kyle-Green-2-300x200 Konversation with Guitar Teacher Kyle GreenKonversai: What is your favorite thing about what you do?
Kyle: I love connecting with people and sharing my passion for guitar and music. Now I can do it from anywhere I have my guitar and computer. Being able to work and be mobile is incredible. I don’t think I could ever go back to a “day job.”
Konversai: What do you like best about being a provider on Konversai?
Kyle: Meeting new people with unique musical interests. Getting to connect with others about what they love in music or guitar is really wonderful.
Kyle-Green-3-300x225 Konversation with Guitar Teacher Kyle GreenKonversai: Why would you encourage a user to book a session with you (something unique about what you offer)?
Kyle: Learning to play guitar is amazing, but it can be super challenging! Having the right instructor makes all the difference. I have taught thousands of lessons to a range of students, from beginners to absolute rock stars (no joke, I have taught a rock star)! Many people who have come to me have tried to learn before, but they did not have someone with patience who could break skills down into achievable exercises. Doing just that within the context of someone’s musical interest is my specialty!
Screen-Shot-2019-03-20-at-3.28.03-PM Konversation with Guitar Teacher Kyle GreenKonversai: Are there sessions that you are excited about taking with other providers on the platform? Which ones? What are you hoping to learn more about?
Kyle: I could definitely use some Portuguese lessons!
Konversai: What advice would you give to potential users who are looking to join the platform? What about specifically for other users who are offering sessions similar to yours?
Kyle: Have patience and persistence. You will need to earn the trust of seekers.
Konversai: What do you enjoy doing outside of work and Konversing?
Kyle: I love eating!  Portugal has the most amazing cuisine! I also enjoy exercising, traveling, and quality time with friends and family!
KinOrganTrio-300x300 Konversation with Guitar Teacher Kyle GreenKonversai: Anything else you want to share with our users and potential users?
Kyle: I just released an album in New York with my band KIN Organ trio. It is out on all the major platforms. I also have my site www.KyleGreenMusic.com, and I am on Facebook and Instagram at Kyle Green Music!

Interested in connecting with Kyle one on one? Book a session with him on Konversai—a global knowledge platform that allows for one-on-one live video conversations with anyone, anywhere, about anything. Knowledge providers on the platform have the opportunity to make extra money sharing the things they know and love, while knowledge seekers can enjoy personalized sessions with a live human being catered to exactly what they’re looking to learn on any topic. Sessions are scheduled at times that are mutually convenient for both parties, and neither has to leave the comfort of their home.  All users are encouraged to both knowledge providers and knowledge seekers on any and as many topics as they wish. Any and all knowledge, skills, and experiences have a place on Konversai—the only limit is your imagination. Konversai’s mission is to democratize knowledge, put the human connection back into the heart of technology, and make the world better by enabling meaningful and authentic conversations that can improve people’s lives. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of realizing this mission. Join Konversai today!

By Pavita Singh

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