Keith Lewis: Guitar, Bass Guitar and Upright Bass
Keith is a native of Southborough, MA where he started his music education. He first started guitar lessons at the age of five with bass guitar and upright bass. He is the recipient of the MVP award from the International Association of Jazz Educators. He graduated from Dean College with a degree in Music Performance. By the age of 17 he was opening up for bands such as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Spin Doctors. As a member of the Boston-based band Central Basement they earned the title of Kiss108’s house band. Central Basement made it on to Billy Costa’s Top 30 Count Down with their original song, “Turn.” Keith has also performed with several well-known artists such as Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker and Avril Lavigne.
Keith particularly has a passion for writing and recording. He has recorded with members of The Foo Fighters and Wallflowers. Keith has also recorded numerous songs and albums with multi-platinum record producers, such as John Ryan (Styx and Vince Gill.) Keith has teamed up with Mia Boostrom (America’s Got Talent) and Josh Logan (NBC’s The Voice and Rockstar Super Nova) to write, produce, record and perform. Keith worked with multi-platinum record producer Anthony Resta (Elton John, Duran Duran, Collective Soul, Twilight Soundtracks) to write and record Josh Logan’s latest EP, titled “Good Times.” Keith still performs locally with such bands as Jimmy’s Down, Three Way and Craving Lucy. In 2013 joined The Josh Logan Band, which currently gives him the opportunity to perform all over the World.
Alright, enough about me in the third person! I’ve been teaching guitar, bass, upright bass and music theory for over 20 years. My teaching experience has taught me the importance of treating each student as an individual and modifying my teaching style based on the student’s needs and capabilities. I believe that, “If a student can’t learn the way a teacher teaches, then the teacher must teach the way the student can learn.” I’ve worked extremely hard practicing to achieve a high level of playing and performing, however the number one reason that keeps me focused on music is that it’s so much FUN. That’s the whole reason I started playing, performing and teaching music. I have been beyond fortunate to be able to make my passion into a career. I hope to take my knowledge and experience to help and teach others.