Jered (Guitar & Bass Lessons)
Jered (Guitar & Bass Lessons)

Jered (Guitar & Bass Lessons)

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Introduction: Whether you are just starting out or a complete master, cultivating your love of music by playing an instrument is a gift. It is my mission to pass along that gift, and develop in my students, a lifelong passion for playing and creating music. I have over 25 years of guitar playing under my belt, 10 years of teaching experience and a B.A. in Music to boot! I played guitar in a bunch of bands and currently play bass in Light Creates Shadow, a rock band here in Portland, OR. I love music of all styles and am passionate about passing along my music knowledge to my students. Your custom lesson plans will include the following: Technique - You will learn proper playing techniques to ensure accurate playing as well as an injury-free career. The Fretboard - Learn notes, scales, arpeggios and know your way around your instrument. Harmony - Learn how to play chords, how to write music using chords, chord inversions and more. Musicianship - Music theory, improvisation, songwriting, sight-reading, and everything an aspiring guitarist needs. Progress Reports (Checkpoints) - Don't worry, this isn't a report card! This is just a check-in every so often to remind us how far we have come and where we want to go from here. PACKAGE DEALS AVAILABLE! My teaching style is based on the following core values: Encouragement Motivation Achievable Goals Patience Passion Engagement FUN!!! Your success as a musician is my main priority and I will do my absolute best to guide you along your path. Shoot me a message and we can get started immediately :) Reviews from students: By Josh S. on 3/9/2019 Bass Guitar Student Jered continues to be a fantastic teacher. He took the time to get to know what my goals are, he gives me good feedback, and he assigns me "homework" that is relevant and helpful to my progress. We focus on both the technique of playing bass as well as the purpose and "feel" of the bass in different songs. I have fun at my lessons and look forward to them every week, and my bass playing continues to improve. By David B. on 11/19/2018 Bass Guitar Student Jered is a thoughtful and knowledgeable teacher. I look forward to continuing my work with him. By Ken H. on 11/1/2018 Guitar, In-home Jered was on time. Very cordial. Was very open to my Expectations. After 2 lessons I’m invigorated and already finding new strategies for this project.

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Exceptional 5.0

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Christopher H.

Bass Guitar Lessons

Great teacher! Listened to my wants and needs and was able to craft a lesson plan tailored to my ability and needs. If you need to learn Guitar or Bass Guitar, Jered is your guy.
Nov 13, 2020
Ken P.

Guitar Lessons

Awesome right out of the gate. I’ve been learning and playing for 8 months. My first lesson with Jered I had an ah ha moment the first 15 minutes. Jered is a real professional, patient, and a great teacher.
Jun 14, 2021
Mia V.

Guitar Lessons

Jered inquired about my goals for the guitar, assessed my starting point, and launched into a fun and supportive lesson. He provided a structured approach to practicing. It was a great experience and I look forward to the next lesson.
Jan 27, 2020
Michael R.

Guitar Lessons

Jared is a very nice, extremely patient teacher. I had never played the guitar before, and after 3 lessons, I'm playing basic Blues riffs.
Nov 12, 2019
Caryn B.

Guitar Lessons

Awesome first session. Jered is easy to talk to and very personable, making it very comfortable to be open and try things. He helped me break down some techniques after working out where to get started. Only one lesson so far, and I’m happy.
Jul 21, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    $45/ 30 min: 30 min. lessons are perfect for beginning guitarists and bassists of all ages. $60/ 45 min: Plenty of time to introduce new material, review what we've been working on and answer any questions. $75/1 hr: Ideal for progressing players who want to elevate their playing.

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

    Whether you want to learn a few songs, improve your chops or all-out shred, your lessons are designed to get your playing where you want it to be. Your lesson plan will be custom-tailored to your ability and geared toward your goals as a guitarist an/or bassist.

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

    BA in Music and Recording Technology: Studied Classical Guitar, music theory, composition and modern recording techniques. Current Guitar Instructor @ Oregon Music Academy: Guitar instructor at formal music academy which focuses on all-around music development and strong emphasis on reading notes, music theory and proper technique. Bassist in Light Creates Shadow: I play bass in a power-trio in Portland, OR. We are a heavy rock group with a touch of prog. Our songs feature shifts in time signatures, changes in dynamics while creating memorable songs.

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