Hired 66 times
13 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
Mon - Thu
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Top Pro status
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Jul - Dec
Interested musical styles
Jake was great to work with, very flexible, and a pretty damn good performer.Jun 20, 2018Verified
Jake is an excellent teacher and just a cool dude. After several years of "playing" guitar with no training, I started getting frustrated with the lack of progress and decided to take lessons and I'm glad I went with Jake. He's very keen in gearing the lessons to meet the student's particular goals which is exactly what I needed. I've made more progress with these lessons in couple of months than I did in years on my own and more importantly it's been a lot of fun.Mar 25, 2018Verified
Jake's approachable vibe puts a nervous beginner like me instantly at ease! My lessons are always fun and productive, and I walk away excited to practice. He makes learning exciting by breaking down your favorite songs and offering unique tricks to simplify concepts. Can't recommend him highly enough!Aug 18, 2017Verified
Jakes a great teacher. Very patient and encouraging. I had a little knowledge of the guitar before I started taking lessons, and Jake has, in just four lessons, increased my ability significantly. I really look forward to my lessons each week. Has helped me with finger picking, flat picking, practice techniques, and reading tabs.May 19, 2015Verified
Very prepared, excellent communicator, super-knowledgable. Authentic desire to understand your goals and help you reach them. Fantastic for all levels of experience and personalities...Apr 7, 2015Verified
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was mentored by the world renowned guitarist, teacher, and composer, David Brandon. Not only is he a great musician but he is also a great person. David's influence in my life was so strong and positive that I now am now following in his footsteps and running my own private guitar studio.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Make sure you get a qualified instructor. Although there are many great guitarists, there are not as many great guitar teachers. Some guitarists only play one style and will limit your educational process based on what they already know how to do. Others really only value performance and only teach to pay the bills. A great teacher will take the time to invest in the musical style you want to play and then teach it to you in a way that is engaging and comprehensive.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?I want my customers to know that there is nothing I would rather be doing that sitting in a guitar studio with them and teaching them how to succeed at playing guitar. I love playing the guitar and showing others how to reach their goals in the easiest way.