Kurt Hollabaugh MM Guitar & Instruction

KURT HOLLABAUGH teaches all levels and styles of guitar and electric bass, as well as beginning level piano lessons, in ALLEN and PLANO, TEXAS.

He received his master's degree (Jazz Studies/Guitar Performance) from the University of North Texas, and served on the music faculty at El Centro College in downtown Dallas, Texas, from 2003-2006. At El Centro, Kurt taught guitar, guitar class, and directed guitar and chamber ensembles.

Operating as usual

audient.com 04/21/2020

Guitar Tutor Uses iD44 To Adapt To Lockdown - Audient

audient.com Since the lockdown kicked in in Texas, Kurt Hollabaugh has modified his home-teaching studio centred around an Audient iD44, to become online instructor.


LELAND SKLAR - Legendary Bassist for The Sessions Artist Series

"Music is a transitory experience...; Be true to yourself & relish the fact you were blessed enough to do this". Industry tips, benefits & challenges from a ...



Wes Montgomery - Here's That Rainy Day - Live London 1965

Stan Tracey (piano) Wes Montgomery (guitar) Rick Laird (bass) Jackie Dougan (drums)
Television broadcast, "Tempo", ABC TV, London, England, May 7, 1965


Meals on Wheels Collin County

The students of Kurt Hollabaugh MM Guitar & Instruction are giving back to the seniors of Collin County through the art of music in a #PracticeChallenge. Kurt, a frequent volunteer at #MOWCC, has challenged his students to practice each day for a month and in return he will make a donation on their behalf to support our seniors. This is simply another way that the members of our community #MakeADifference.



MUSIC THEORY – How to make interesting Chord Progressions with Modal Interchange

{FOR ADVANCED MUSICIANS} In this tutorial made by Native Construct you are going to learn how to make interesting chord progressions with modal interchanges. Modal interchanges can be seen as the borrowing of chords from parallel modes. Parallel modes are different scales with the same home pitch.


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Why you should listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons":


D'Addario and Co.

D'Addario Core Presents - How to Change Acoustic Guitar Strings.

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson, October 04, 2012 Via @GoComics

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Student Recital - Spring/Summer 2016!
Everyone did a fantastic job!



A look at the neurological wonders behind playing a musical instrument: http://ow.ly/SDkts



reposted as someone spammed the original on my business page.

A 5-minute starter course on reading music:


Martin Guitar

The late Buddy Holly performing at age 19 with Elvis Presley's guitar. #TimelessTuesday

[09/01/15]   Congratulations to my former student Timothy Cranford for making the 7 o'clock lab band at the University of North Texas. Way to go, Tim!


My long-time student Chandler Lorenzo's band Animal Island has released their first single! Way to go, Chandler. I taught Chandler how to play Mary Had A Little Lamb - he did the rest.

We here at Golden Ghost Records are proud to announce the signing of Texas indie/rock/funkcore kids, Animal Island! Check out their debut single, "The Shore". You can pick it up for just a buck right damn now! Support passion and get some.

For fans of: Minus The Bear, Ugly Colors, Chon


#goldenghostrecords #animalisland


Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson appears on the Dick Cavett Show in 1979 and gives a short "piano lesson".

[06/03/15]   Now scheduling quality private music instruction for summer 2015 and beyond!

Lessons available in guitar, beginning piano, electric bass, beginning drums, mandolin, and ukulele. 972-396-1648


[05/11/15]   I have 2 tickets to the Great American Childrens Film Festival put on by the Allen Lions Club on Saturday May 23, 2015. If any of my friends would like to have these, please let me know and they are yours.

insideabbeyroad.withgoogle.com 04/17/2015

Google presents Inside Abbey Road

insideabbeyroad.withgoogle.com Google has opened the doors to Abbey Road Studios! Explore, discover and play inside the iconic British recording studio.

theatlantic.com 08/18/2014

The Power of Two

theatlantic.com Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of creative pairs.


Free showing of Broken this Tuesday at 7:30pm at Gilley's in Dallas. I am playing electric and acoustic guitars in the orchestra - - come out and see and hear this new musical.

Richard Blake of The Column says, “Broken is a new musical with a poignant storyline and a highly talented group of performers that simply needs to be seen!” Now is your chance! On Tuesday, Aug. 5, you can experience the show for free. Seats will be first come, first serve, so make sure to get there early. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m.

Read Blake’s full review at http://bit.ly/1o99vtr and don’t miss the opportunity to see this production for free.


Broken the Musical: Premiere Highlights

Come hear me play guitar on this play, friends! The music, composed by Aaron Fryklund, is fantastic.

http://www.brokenthemusical.com/ - Check out some of the highlights from the opening night premiere of "Broken the Musical" on 7/25/2014 at Gilley's Dallas. ...


Broken, the Musical

Tonight’s the night! We are ready to go live from Gilley's Dallas with our opening night premiere. There’s still time for you to attend! Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

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“Broken The Musical” To Debut At Gilley’s Benefiting Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center On July 25

mysweetcharity.com Sure, the fundraising activities have moved from spring’s hyper jitterbug pace to summer’s languid waltz. But don’t go thinking that nothing’s happening.

dallasnews.com 07/23/2014

Techie turned writer debuts musical at Gilley’s

dallasnews.com Monica Martino’s “Broken,” about one woman’s response to sexual assault, will open with a gala at the music venue Friday.

[07/12/14]   Kurt and Ben Bocardo - live jazz guitar/bass duo
tonight (Saturday July 12) 7-9pm
This will be our time until the end of August! Come on out. :)

at Starbucks
4025 Preston Rd.
Plano, Texas 75093

last minute!


Broken, the Musical

Proud to be playing on the world premiere of this musical at Gilley's in Dallas July 25-August 17. Tickets are available http://www.ticketfly.com/event/601255-broken-musical-dallas/ 50% of opening night proceeds will go to the Dallas Rape Crisis Center.

A New Musical

[06/21/14]   Kurt and Ben Bocardo
tonight 7-9pm

at Starbucks
4025 Preston Rd.
Plano, Texas 75093

last minute! :)


Kurt and Ben Bocardo
tonight 7-9pm

at Starbucks
4025 Preston Rd.
Plano, Texas 75093


Kurt Hollabaugh and Ben Bocardo

Saturday May 17
8-10pm @

Cafe Bohemia
2320 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75074

Come on out!


Kurt Hollabaugh and Ben Bocardo
live jazz

at Starbucks
4025 Preston Rd.
Plano, Texas 75093
tonight 7-9p

fretboardjournal.com 04/23/2014

Lost & Found: Bill Frisell's ES-175

fretboardjournal.com Whether due to financial shortcomings, boredom, space constraints or restlessness, every guitarist has a tale of the “one that got away,” an instrument that we should have held onto, but,


Come see and hear me and Ben Bocardo play jazz in Plano Friday evening.

8-10pm @
Cafe Bohemia
2320 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75074


Live Jazz! Kurt Hollabaugh (guitar) and Ben Bocardo (bass).

Friday January 17 (tonight!)

@ Caffe Promenade
600 E. Bethany Dr.
Allen, Texas 75002

We want to kiss you always.




Brook Ridge Ave
Allen, TX

General information

Kurt enjoys working with students of all ages and has a friendly, flexible, PATIENT teaching style. He has over 25 years of teaching and performing experience. Personal and professional references are available upon request.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 10pm
Tuesday 10am - 10pm
Wednesday 10am - 10pm
Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday 10am - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 10pm
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