Kyleen Downes, Guitar

Guitarist/songwriter Kyleen Downes has chosen music as her way to interact with the world. Raised in a constantly moving military family, Kyleen now calls Dayton, Ohio her home. Kyleen has been teaching private lessons in the Miami Valley for over 10 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Wright State University where she studied classical guitar with Jim McCutcheon.

As an independent musician, Kyleen has written, recorded and released several collections of music (including two full length albums), performed at Levitt Pavilion Dayton and receives regular airplay on WYSO Public Radio. She co-founded Talking ‘Bout the Young Sound, a program that teaches young musicians how to perform in a band on stage. She is an active performer and the host of a local open mic. Kyleen is passionate about guiding her students to explore their musical ambitions.