Jim Steed Music
Jim Steed Music

Jim Steed Music

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Introduction: A message from Jim Steed Music regarding the Coronavirus: March, 2020 Our utmost concern is for the health, safety, and well-being of our students, their families, our team, and our families. We are following the CDC and local guidelines carefully, and have switched to all virtual lessons for the time being. We actually currently have more availability for lessons than ever, as there is no travel time required between lessons.We have decades of experience with virtual lessons, and we can give the lessons via FaceTime, Skype, and other digital platforms. Now is the best time to learn, Guitar, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, or Songwriting and Production. Contact us now to find out available times. We want to do our part to “flatten the curve” and help prevent the spread of this terrible disease in our communities. We want everyone to be safe, and maybe we can take this time to reset and further appreciate our loved ones. We look forward to providing you the best in home lessons experience in the DC Metro area, just digitally for now. Thank you very much for your support. Jim Steed President Jim Steed Music LLC Music is my passion. I teach students of all ages, but I specialize in lessons for children. I have been teaching for over 36 years, with the last 14 offering in home music lessons. This is a huge convenience for my clients, given the traffic in our region. With over 42 years of live performance experience, and decades of experience as a session vocalist and guitarist, I can mentor my students in a way that few other instructors can offer. Many of my students study with me for years. What makes my lessons so special? 1. All my students feel like rock stars! Because I make sure each lesson is both fun and enriching. 2. I don’t overbook myself so my current clients get the full benefit of my energy. 3. I use a song based teaching system so my students are learning songs they love while they get the academic benefits of music. 4. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. 5. Music lessons have other great benefits like: Better grades, higher self esteem, more confidence, good social skills...and more! 6. I’ve seen the benefits of music proven over and over, and I know that I’m teaching so much more than music. I’m Exclusive. I have an incredibly high success rate because I only work with students that are truly excited about music. Limited lesson times available. Contact me now to reserve your lesson time! Jim
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Kanishk S.
Mar 2, 2022
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Jim transformed my relationship with music. I always believed that I could be a great guitarist but stayed stuck at a barely intermediate level.. but after taking Jim's classes he pointed to the missing links in the chain and right away, my level of integrity as a musician was on a different level. Jim not only has a great ear for music and skill to play and sing at an excellent level, he has so much experience in the music industry that whoever you want to be, he can show you the next steps that you should be taking.. and he enjoys doing it, leaves it all up on the mat. If you are serious, he is your guy. Also, there are great musicians, and being a great teacher is a different skill. He is both. And he helped me prepare a guitar/singing performance for my bride on the day of our wedding which will always be special for us. Thank you Jim!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • What the teacher recommends • Country • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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William H.
Jul 5, 2021
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Jim has been a fantastic instructor. Within 3 months he has guided me from knowing nothing about playing guitar to understanding and playing major scale, four fundamental chords, and my first song.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Jim Steed Music's reply
Thank you so much! I enjoy our weekly lessons.
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Diego G.
Apr 1, 2021
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Although I’ve only worked with Jim for a few months, I feel like I’ve progressed greatly. He does a great job on honing in on the fundamentals. It’s difficult to figure out what’s really necessary considering how much material is online but Jim made that process very straight forward. He helped me grow as a musician rather than just as a guitarist. Jim is very knowledgeable and explains key concepts in small, digestible bites. Would recommend him to anyone looking to develop their guitar playing.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Jim Steed Music's reply
Thank you Diego! You’re a great student. I enjoy our weekly lessons.
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Delorean D.
Mar 30, 2021
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Jim is an excellent music teacher and coach. He keeps me motivated during my lessons, is very professional, and is very passionate about playing and teaching music. He works well with people of all ages too.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Rock • Classical • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Jim Steed Music's reply
Thank you so much DeLorean! I enjoy our lessons.
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Osama B.
Nov 16, 2021
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I saw significant improvements in my three months of lessons. Thanks to the exercises and insight from Mr. Jim Steed.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Folk • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Jim Steed Music's reply
Thank you so much for your kind words! I enjoy our lessons.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The potential student should understand the value of my varied experience both on stage and in the studio, as well as my over 37 years of private teaching experience. It gives me an ability to mentor my students in a way that few other instructors can offer. Lessons are paid the month in advance.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Every student is different. Each has their own dreams and aspirations. It's my job to make the process of learning a new instrument, voice, or just improving their existing skills, as enjoyable as possible. I love what I do, and it shows in my results for my students.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have over 37 years of private teaching experience. I have taught in private studios as well as offering in home lessons for the last 14 years. I have nearly 43 years of live performing experience, having opened for dozens of national acts, and have played to tens of thousands. I am also a session guitarist and vocalist. I have been featured on radio and television programs in the Washington, DC area. I have appeared on hundred's of TV, Radio, film, and other recording projects. I have two recordings that have been released and are available on CDBaby, Amazon, ITunes, as well as other music services across the world.

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