Hey, I’m Kevin Castro and I teach Piano and Guitar at Resonate Music School & Studio! I just recently earned my Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music at Grant Macewan University as a Performance Major. I have taught groups and private lessons for a number of years and am delighted to be a part of the team at Resonate. As an enthusiastic and organized educator, I place a strong emphasis on fostering character development and a caring inclusive classroom environment. My preference is to organize personalized lesson plans for each and every one of my students, tailored to their individual needs and style of learning. I believe in teaching this way because I am passionate about seeing students grow their abilities and love of music.I have been very fortunate to have been immersed in music my entire life and have been greatly influenced by my father who is also a jazz pianist/instructor. I received great teaching from my dad and more recently have studied with Dr. Bill Richards and Chris Andrew. My biggest stylistic influence is Latin Jazz especially Bossa Nova but I have grown to greatly appreciate, play, and teach a number of different styles from Rock n Roll, Pop and Funk to Jazz, Country, Gospel and Folk.Some of my most memorable performance opportunities include: playing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, the PNE’s 100 year anniversary, performing with the group who opened for Swollen Members and the Grammy and Juno award-winning artist, Sarah McLachlan. I have also toured through a variety of venues in western Canada and, of course performed at a number of venues in the Edmonton Area.I look forward to sharing what I have learned and equally thrilled to see what I will learn from each student!