Current Top Pro
Hired 8 times
2 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Currently a Top Pro
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Jan - Jul
Interested musical styles
I was looking for a guitar instructor who would come to my apartment and was comfortable with multiple music styles. Jacob is great! He is very knowledgeable and always shows up on time. I would not hesitate to hire him for your own lessons.Jan 7, 2019Verified
On a whim, I decided to pick it up the guitar after trying once earlier in college but knew it would be difficult with my very busy work schedule. Enter Jacob who has been nothing but an absolute joy to learn from! From his flexibility to work around my schedule, to the personalized Youtube videos he sends me to reinforce our lessons, to the genuine interest he takes in my success...I honestly couldn't have been happier with my decision. I selfishly wish he didn't take on more students, but also know that it would be a crime not to share his talents with the world. Do yourself a favor and don't think twice!Sep 27, 2018Verified
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Jacob is your guy. What you look for in a teacher is someone who ENJOYS teaching you, is patient, and allows you to enjoy what you're doing. You can tell Jacob cares about what he does and he cares about teaching someone the guitar. In a short period, I've learned a ton from him and he's even gone out of his way to send videos of stuff I've needed to practice. If you're looking for an instructor, Jacob is the man for the job!Apr 4, 2018Verified
I can't recommend Jacob highly enough. Not only is he a super nice guy, but he is an excellent teacher. He is patient, dedicated, and very talented. He really listened to what I wanted to get out of lessons, and catered his lesson plans to my desires and goals. He even put together some really helpful videos for me (on his own time)! so I could continue learning at my own pace. Jacob is also very flexible with scheduling. I couldn't be happier with my choice to higher him!Apr 2, 2018Verified
Really enjoying working with Jacob! He’s very talented, patient and fun to work with. Would recommend to anyone looking for a boost in their guitar abilities.Nov 12, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I would generally charge $40 for a one hour lesson. Depending on your budgetary restrictions and other factors (transportation/travel costs etc.) this could change, so once we're in contact we can iron it out :)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Figure out what the student wants to learn... then learn it! Depending on the students preference we can learn in a more "music theory based way" or we can just learn by ear. I'll always provide personalized videos after our lessons to help you practice!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music, entering the college on a scholarship as a guitarist. I also did a degree focused on the production and composition side of music, so as a side note, if you're interested in learning a little more about recording and producing your own music or composing/arranging your own music I can help with that too. I am originally from Nairobi, Kenya, and while in Kenya I taught guitar to students ranging from 6 years old to 30 so I would say I'm ready for pretty much all levels.