Kevin Johnson began playing guitar at age 9. He earned a Master of Music in classical guitar from the University of North Texas.
Kevin has been fortunate enough to have studied with some of the world’s foremost classical guitarists. In addition to instruction from Tom Johnson, professor of guitar at UNT, he has studied privately for a number of years with Christopher McGuire, a pupil of Andres Segovia and a very well respected member of the guitar community. With the help of these mentors, Kevin was able to perform in master classes of numerous world famous classical guitarists, including Manuel Barrueco, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Jason Vieaux and Pepe Romero.
“Kevin has demonstrated a great understanding of both the technical and artistic elements of music…. He is one of the finest students I’ve taught in my twenty seven years of teaching.” – Christopher McGuire, 2002
Kevin has performed extensively in concerts, recitals and competitions as a solo artist and as a member of various guitar ensembles. He has served as guest performer/lecturer for colleges in Oklahoma and Texas, and has served on the music faculty of various academies and community colleges. The classical training he has received has enabled Kevin to excel at many styles of guitar playing. He has performed with numerous rock bands as lead guitarist, and is also half of the acoustic guitar duo Almost Spanish.