Guitarist and Composer Kenn Fox has been teaching, performing, and recording in Southern Wisconsin for over 30 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from UW-Whitewater with K-12 teaching certification. He has taught in a variety of both public and private schools, conservatories, seminars, and workshops, assisting students at all levels.
Kenn is a master technician and historian in a variety of both acoustic and electric guitar styles. Particular areas of expertise include Fingerstyle, Celtic, Piedmont Blues, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Bluegrass flatpicking, Gypsy Jazz, and Bottleneck/Slide techniques. He is also well versed in the use of open and alternate tunings.
Kenn also enjoys working with students on their development of performance and songwriting technique.
Kenn has recorded eleven critically acclaimed albums of original fingerstyle guitar music for the Wisconsin based Spiritone Records label. Kenn's recordings have been favorably reviewed by Fingerstyle Guitar magazine and 20th Century Guitar magazine in the US, and by Acoustic UK magazine in England. He has also performed as a guitarist on many other recordings including nine albums withBlues vocalist Mare Edstrom and two recordings with the Midwest Guitar Trio.. He also performs live frequently with the Midwest Guitar Trio.
Kenn is also an accomplished freelance producer and session player and is always hard at work on any number of studio projects. He has produced dozens of independent artists, bands, and compilations. Kenn's students are always invited into the recording studio for a hands-on experience. He offers Instruction and tutoring in his state-of-the-art studio (Anam) in Watertown. Kenn's teaching style utilizes a unique blend of fundamental music theory, ear training methods and technique.
A custom designed program will be constructed for each student, on a purely individual basis, according to their interests and goals. Students are encouraged to choose their own music from recordings. Rates are $30 per 1/2 hour, $55 per hour. Skype lessons are available.
If you have any questions regarding lessons, e-mail Kenn at Kenn@Pguitars.net.
Kenn also teaches at the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music in Hartland.
Kenn's Discography can be found here.
Areas of Specialization
To hear samples of Kenn's playing,
See the RECORDINGS page!
Ragtime, Piedmont-Style Blues, Travis picking, Celtic, Open Tunings, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Davey Graham, Chet Atkins
Blues - Electric/Acoustic
Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Blind Blake
Duane Allman, Blind Willie McTell, Johnny Winter
DADGAD, Open Tunings, Fingerstyle and Flatpicking, Irish Bouzouki
Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Garcia/Grissman
Composing, Arranging, Recording