REMEMBERING KEVIN KEATING (16/06/1957-31/01/2020)

Kevin Keating is one of the UK’s premier guitarists and an experienced teacher. Kevin trained under his father ‐ world renowned composer and arranger Johnny Keating ‐ and amongst many other styles qualified as a Classical guitarist from Trinity music college.

Kevin has immense professional and teaching experience in all contemporary styles and is comfortable teaching everything from Rock to Jazz, Soul, Spanish and acoustic styles. Kevin has performed and recorded with many well-known artists and has performed as a session guitarist in many famous studios and venues including Abbey Road, The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, The O2, Ronnie Scott’s and the 100 Club amongst many more. Currently Kevin performs in two touring sell out shows “The Magic of Motown” and “Soul Legends” and prior to this he performed in the West End hit shows “Zorro” and “The Rat Pack” amongst many others.

Kevin has over 15 years of teaching experience at the London Music School and has seen many of his ex‐students excel professionally. He has also been teaching at The BRIT School for over 15 years.

Subjects covered in Kevin’s lessons include:

  • Fingerboard harmony
  • Chord construction
  • Rhythm styles
  • Improvisation
  • Sight reading
  • Scales/modes/arpeggios Session playing
  • Live playing
  • Accompanying vocalists
  • Accompanying Guitar Styles
  • Songwriting
  • Overcoming performance anxiety

Kevin has also performed on many occasions for Heatwave, Melba Moore, Kenny Thomas, Mary Wilson (Supremes), Ray Lewis (Drifters) Martha Reeves, George Macrae, Thelma Houston, La La Brooke’s, Sheila Ferguson, Jackie Graham, Jimmy James, Musical Youth Junior, Trammps, Alan Price, Bill Tarmey, Gerard Kenny, London Symphony Orchestra, Oxford City Orchestra, British Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, Johnny Keating Orchestra and many more.