Soothing relaxing sounds that combine virtuosic technique with cool easy listening.
Price Range: $300+
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Expect a warm and friendly atmosphere of easy listening.
Kelvin McKay-Hill has been playing music for over 20 years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kelvin fuses his love of 60s and 70s rock, Soul, Blues, and R&B with his formalized training in classical music to produce unique textures that have been part of many projects during his career.
Kelvin began playing violin at age 10 in his elementary school orchestra; That's where he developed his love for music. In high school, he'd pursue graphic design and visual arts only to return to his love of music in college. Kelvin teaches a variety of subjects including (but not limited to) Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano (Beginning), Voice (Beginning), Music Theory, Musicianship, Songwriting, Composition, and Conducting.
Kelvin has especially excelled in the classical guitar world. He's studied with the President of the Guitar Foundation of America, Dr, Martha Masters, at Loyola Marymount University where he also received a BA in Music with a concentration in Classical Guitar Performance. He's also participated in masterclasses with world classes musicians such as Scott Tenant, Bill Kanengiser, Roland Dyens, Andrew York, Nigel North, and Paul Galbraith.
Passionate about education, Kelvin will be going back to school to get his Master's in Music. In addition to that, he is currently working on various new projects that will be announced on this website. Kelvin is available for lessons in person or via Skype as well as events, weddings, and conferences.
Additional Booking Notes
I need access to an electrical outlet and a chair with no arms to offer the best performance experience I can
Bach - BWV 997
Malborough Variations and Mozart Variations - Fernando Sor
Capricho Arabe - Francisco Tarrega
Cinq Preludes - Heitor Villalobos
Valseana - Sergio Assad
Serenata Espanola - Joaquin Malats
Cavatina & Scriabin Variations - Alexander Tansman
Decameron Negro - Leo Brouwer
Sonatina - Federico Moreno Torroba
Sunburst, Andecy, Sunday Morning Overcast - Andrew York
Valse en Skai & Valse de Loges - Roland Dyens
Vals 3 & 4, La Catedral - Augustine Barrios
El Choclo - Angel Villodo( arr. by Dyens)
a Felicidade - Antonio Carlos Jobim(arr. by Dyens)
Op. 69 Waltz no.2 - Chopin(arr. by Dyens)
Leyenda, Mallorca - Albeniz
Fandaguillo - Joaquin Turina
Influences & Inspiration
Access to an electrical outlet