A native of California, Kevin Ayers has become recognized as an accomplished performer and teacher of classical guitar. 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 second year Masters student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Kevin was a featured accompanist at the Conservatory’s Classical Kick-off Weekend and involved in the conservatory’s guitar ensemble premier of Nazcan. Kevin has studied and worked with world-renowned guitarists Shingo Fujii, Scott Tennant, Pepe Romero, and David Tanenbaum.
Kevin’s work with the Commonwealth Guitar Trio brought masterful performances to venues throughout Southern California, including its performance 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.
Currently, Kevin resides in San Francisco where he teaches all ages with a unique patience and kindness. With almost 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.”