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About Clayton Delong

Clayton Delong
Clayton Delong
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Shawnee, KS
Speaks: English
Instructs: Guitar
Education: Received my Bachelors Degree for Jazz Guitar Performance from the UMKC Conservatory of Music in 2009
Performance Experience: I have been performing live shows for 17 years on guitar, both electric and acoustic. From Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Classical, Fusion, Jam, and many other styles
Teaching Experience: I have been teaching guitar for 16 years.
Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is one that is there for the student. I will work & encourage any student who is willing to learn and progress on the guitar and will make sure the student grasps the guitar style they wish to study.

Get to know Clayton Delong

Clayton DeLong was born in Poway, California in 1986. Raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Clayton began playing the violin at age 12. After receiving a guitar for Christmas at age 16, Clayton immediately fell in love. Avidly pursuing a career as a guitarist, Clayton enrolled himself at The University of Missouri Kansas City, Conservatory of Music. Working toward a degree in jazz guitar, Clayton studied under Kansas City greats such as Rod Fleeman, Danny Embrey, Doug Niedt, Michael Pagan and Bobby Watson. He graduated on the Dean’s list with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2009.


Using the knowledge he gained in college, Clayton has been a professional guitar instructor for six years and performs live music regularly. Clayton has performed and toured in many different bands from the Kansas City area. To name a few, El Robozo De Maria, Latin rock, the Junkadelic Funk Stars, an improvisational funk band, and numerous other jazz bands around Kansas City. Currently, Clayton is the lead guitarist for the country rock bands 6 Degrees West and River Town. Clayton also co-leads a jazz band of his own, A La Mode


Clayton Delong teaches at:
15810A Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Shawnee, KS 66217
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