Jam Class
Jam Class

Jam Class

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Introduction: I love teaching music and guitar. Unlike many teachers in this field, teaching is my passion. I want to help you bring music into your life. I love bringing music into people's lives every day, making a top quality musical education available to my community, and engendering greater musical creativity in my students. Because teaching is my passion, I have made a point of seeking the best education for myself, so that I will have have all the necessary tools to help you. I am highly accomplished and educated: My education is broad and deep. I am the only rock/jazz/folk guitar instructor you will find who has studied with both Mick Goodrick and W.A. Mathieu. I can offer you solid fundamentals, and take you as far as you would like to go. I am not just a player who tutors. I am an educator. Electric guitarists: I can offer you not only lessons, but a student ensemble to play music with. Acoustic guitarists: I offer solid fundamentals, and a composer's ingenuity for making 6 strings sound like 72. If 'having patience' were an extreme sport, I'd be Shaun White.
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Hired 39 times

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28 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Claire W.
Oct 17, 2017
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Daniel understands how to teach by breaking skills down in ways that make them easy to learn, practice, and master. He pays attention to the seemingly "small" details of playing guitar, such as posture or the transition between chords. But he's really teaching students how to hear and explore music without the fear of getting it wrong. I have gained a lot of traction with Daniel. And I was worried because I was stalling out prior to taking lessons with him. I was even contemplating giving up playing altogether. How I feel like I have a road ahead of me with guitar and the unique form of expression that is music, which is something I really care a lot about.
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Zaarn N.
Mar 18, 2017
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I found Dan via Thumbtack and couldn't be more pleased. It's clear that he wants to help me become the guitar player I want to be - making the effort to understand the styles of music I wish to play and areas where I want to improve. Dan tailors lesson plans to the individual, which makes the journey of musicianship that much more personal. I'm excited to meet the guitarist I become through Jam Class.
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Alex A.
Nov 12, 2016
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You think you know guitar... but you have know idea. I have played guitar on and off for over 15 years, including practicing with introductory lessons as a kid, self-learning, open mics, and playing covers and originals with several bands. I would consider myself an "intermediate" player... Nearly one year into lessons with Dan Cohn and my world has changed. For those of you who don't want to read to much further, let me just say - he will transform your playing and take you to the next level. More details: I have had the awesome experience of advancing my rhythm guitar playing, learning how to "truly play" in a band and ensemble setting, and enhance my lead guitar playing, in addition to significantly improving music theory. Without a doubt, Dan is a virtuoso - a master of music practically without any arrogance of airs. If you can dedicate the time and determination to improve your guitar playing, Dan will create a customized path to help you meet your goals. Most importantly, he is an awesome person creating a very cool, inclusive community of musicians through his JamClass program, which aligns your individual lessons and study with real-life application during JamClasses, playing songs with an ensemble of other students. Improving your skills in anything is hard and takes work, Dan expects you to put in the time and effort - and if you do, you will be seriously rewarded and excited about how much you can accomplish!
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Adey S.
Jul 21, 2016
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I went to Dan to learn music theory on guitar, and Dan was enthusiastic, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. After just 6 months I was able to start transposing songs on the fly. Would definitely recommend Dan to anyone looking to build their skills on guitar and music theory.
Music Theory Lessons
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Anthony A.
Dec 30, 2016
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I came to Daniel Cohn because I felt that my technique was defective: 40 years of staying mostly in the "blues box" constrained what I could play, and even what I could imagine playing. I didn't care so much about genre, or about speed per se, as about having a better toolbox. Daniel started me out with the classic blower of minds, Mick Goodrick's The Advancing Guitarist, which had been sitting unread on a shelf at my house for 10 years. He also shared with me some additional exercises of his devising, intended to develop my understanding of any small area of the fretboard. When it became obvious that the biggest weakness in my technique was in my right hand, Daniel spent a lot of time helping me to analyze my pick strokes, and understand the importance of practicing slowly to reform that part of my playing. So one the one hand he's helped me, in 4 months, improve my understanding of the notes on the guitar, on the other he's helped me develop economy of hand movement, in terms of pick strokes and in terms of stretches and position shifts. The test of and the reward for this improvement has been learning to play Bach's inventions on the guitar: which is not at all the genre I was initially interested in, but who doesn't like Bach? The benefit of Daniel's wide range of musical knowledge, and his deep understanding of technique, is that he can meet you where you are, and accompany you as you progress. Not only have I been able to discuss any of the guitarists whom I like--Buddy Guy, Marc Ribot, Tom Verlaine, John Scofield, Debashish Bhattacharya--but Daniel has hipped me to several others--Ben Monder, Wayne Krantz, Mick Goodrick, and even Steve Vai. Again, I'm pleased to see an improvement in my basic technique, irrespective of genre. I honestly think that he can help me continue to improve as our sense of what I need to learn next evolves.
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I do. My teaching pedigree is one of my best, and most important selling points. I have invested deeply in many musical traditions and teachers to be able to offer a quality education. I currently study composition and music education with W.A. Mathieu, author of several influential music books including 'Harmonic Experience'. I also maintain relationships with my past mentors including Mick Goodrick (teacher of Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, John Scofield...), Ran Blake (founder of Third Stream Department at New England Conservatory) and Larry Snitzler (George Mason University Guitar Dept. head and student of Andrés Segovia).

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I can honestly say that teaching music is my calling. As a musician raised by college professors, I always had a keen interest in music and education.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I teach technique, music theory, transcribe songs and guitar solos, teach transcriptions, and lead a band of my students through classic and modern rock songs.

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