Kurtis Downs

Kurtis holds a Diploma in music, with a specialty in jazz from Mount Royal University and has been with Studio Nine for over 9 years. He is a performance and recording artist who plays with his band “The Firm Handshake,” as well as a variety of other groups.

His musical repertoire spans blues, rock, jazz, easy listening and classical.

Kurtis enjoys teaching students from beginner to advanced level and hopes that sharing his knowledge will aid not only in student’s progress but also in developing a love of all styles of music. Kurtis is very popular with his students; he discovers the type of music they like, then finds songs appropriate to their level to maintain interest and encourage practice. Kurtis’s experience and love of music has made him an integral part of the Studio Nine team.

Kurtis is currently accepting private students for guitar lessons.