Sound Check Music Center has a long history of offering a place for local musicians to teach. We have five teachers available to teach a wide variety of instruments. Each one has a long history of music education and all enjoy bringing their talent and knowledge to Nevada County. Teachers may be contacted individually for availability and rates.
Kenny Steel - Guitar, Piano, Voice, Bass, Music Theory/Harmony/Composition
John E. Basa, Jr. - Drums
Kenny Steel is Sound Check Music Center's most educated instructor with a degree in music and 40 years of playing and teaching, Kenny has a breadth and depth of music knowledge that spans decades. Check out his YouTube channel for the latest on his musical journey: KennySteel317
John Basa started playing the drums at the age of 13. He served in the United States Army for over 10 years, played in the Army band, taught at the prestigious Naval School of Music, and transitioned into civilian life with a mass of musical knowledge. After his military service, John played in many bands and bounced around the music scene. In 2004 he began to teach. He has made his home at Sound Check Music Center for much of this time. His current musical efforts are with the band Dave and the Cool Beans and Lyman Gilmore School in Grass Valley. He continues to teach children and adults with a heavy focus on foundation.