Adam Jones

Adam J.

Tucson, AZ

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Come study Ukulele with me! You will learn solid technique and fundamentals, rhythm skills, soloing, chords, melodies, and gain a deeper understanding of the hows and whys of playing this amazing instrument.

I've taught 1000's of ukulele lessons, and my students always say that studying with me opened up new possibilities for them and helped them get 'over the hump' in their playing. Whether it's advanced fingering strategies, or just starting out, I can help you achieve your dreams.

I have software and hardware tools that will help your home practice, as well as unique methods that will make your practice way more fun!
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Adam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I've been teaching, performing, and writing music for more than 20 years. My students have fun and develop awesome new musical skills and vocabulary.

My number one goal is to help you become an independent, creative music maker. I can help you develop the skills and confidence to make music at any level, and in virtually any genre.

If you take lessons with me, you'll have fun, and you'll make connections to both the hows and whys of music on deep and practical levels.

Don't wait, it's always a good time to start music lessons!


Jun 2015 - Present
Between The Lines Music

I am one of the owners and operators of Between The Lines Music School. We offer the best music lessons you can get in a relaxed, friendly setting. At Between The Lines and other music schools, I've taught more than 12,000 lessons. Come find out why my students rave about music lessons with me!

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Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
New Westminster District Jazz Band

I lead big bands too!

Music Teacher
Jan 2002 - Jul 2015
Mackenzie Jones Music

I taught music lessons across British Columbia for 13 years. My students have gone on to be passionate amateur musicians, professional performers, and band/orchestra teachers.


Bachelor of Applied Music
Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
Vancouver Community College
Sep 2000 - Jun 2002
Portland State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Apr 2015
Vancouver Community College


Jan 2011

SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 130,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry. Through licenses, SOCAN gives businesses that use music the freedom to use any music they want, legally and ethically. SOCAN licenses more than 125,000 businesses coast to coast and distributes royalties to its members and peer organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of Canadian music around the world in collaboration with its peer societies. In addition, SOCAN plays a leadership role in mentoring emerging creators on various aspects of the craft and business of music. We also advocate on behalf of our members to ensure that copyright is respected and that creators are appropriately remunerated for the use of their work.

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Photos & Videos

In the recording studio!

On the bandstand at the jazz gig!

Collaboration...Makes it Happen!


14 Reviews

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Taylor D. Jan 30, 2018
Piano · In studio

Adam is great, he knows how to help his students and he understands that everyone learns at their own pace.

Dominick D. Jan 10, 2018
Cello · Online

excellent lesson, and teacher, looking forward to my next lessons

Joe B. Oct 18, 2017
Cello · In home

Adam teaches at a pace I'm comfortable with and in a relaxed atmosphere.

Timothy Jun 21, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Adam Jone is an excellent music instructor! He works to create an instructional path based on student interests and goals. Always easy going and flexible, he creates an environment for students to enjoy music and succeed in reaching their goals.

John Oswald Apr 11, 2017
Classical Piano ·

Excellent teacher who can easily relate. As an adult learner and a beginning piano student, he has excellent patience and has a knack for motivating you!

Brad Wolverton Feb 2, 2017
Bass Guitar ·

Adam is THE best teacher! He has a passion for the bass and the teaching skills in spades.

Lorraine Wood Jan 26, 2017
Guitar ·

Adam is doing such a great job with showing me the basics. I know absolutely nothing about guitar and he seems to know exactly how to get me going. I love that he is teaching me the fundamentals like timing and theory. He's super encouraging and friendly plus you can tell he REALLY knows this stuff. Can't wait for my next lesson!

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Diane Rulien Sep 20, 2016
Guitar ·

My grandson has just started guitar lessons with Adam. I am so impressed with how engaged and patient Adam is with an 8 year old! My grandson loves going there and likes to practice what he has learned. We're hooked!

Carly Newberg Aug 22, 2016
Piano ·

Adam is unlike any other teacher I've ever had. Instead of having you learn things a certain way, Adam acknowledges that everyone's learning style is different, and he accommodates to whatever his students learning style may be. If you're looking for an easy going piano teacher who is passionate about his work, but dedicated to making the experience fun for you at the same time, I recommend hiring Adam.

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Michael Gough Aug 7, 2016
Piano ·

Great teacher. My daughter is learning rapidly and enjoying it.

Brandon Carter Apr 21, 2016
Music Theory ·

Preamble: I've been playing the acoustic, dabbling in the piano, and even picked some on the uke for about a decade now, but never become proficient with the electric guitar and advanced music theory.
Enter Adam: his knowledge and passion for music is immediately apparent and inspires a renewed enthusiasm for what had become a hobby with which I had long since plateaued. After two sessions I've found a new excitement and eagerness to pick up the guitar and attempt the latest drills and methodologies he'd bestowed. The atmosphere he creates in his cozy, relaxed studio is seemingly laid-back and unassuming. I felt an absence of pretension or judgment, like I was just talking with an old friend. But while the hour flies by, I walk away feeling exceedingly accomplished and already anticipating the next lesson.

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Lexi Extine Mar 24, 2016
Piano ·

Adam is a fantastic teacher. I come from a musical background but it has been years since I've played an instrument. He's been very enthusiastic, and super positive during the learning process. I've been having a ton of fun! I would highly recommend Adam whether or not you've ever taken music lessons.

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Kimberly Culling Nov 29, 2015
Upright Bass ·

I can honestly and confidently say that Adam is the very best music teacher I have ever met. (And I have met a lot of music teachers). Adam taught my son for one year before he moved away and Adam is incredibly knowledgeable, encouraging, kind and can teach to an individual's level and personality effortlessly. Having just discovered that Adam teaches on line is very exciting - in the New Year we will be enrolling in on-line lessons!

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Risa McDonell Nov 29, 2015
Music Theory ·

I am a Band Director in North Vancouver with 12 years of teaching experience. I first met Adam when he offered to do a rhythm section clinic for my jazz bands around 2010. I was immediately struck by his friendly and encouraging rapport with the students, his generosity with his time, and his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm. Later, Adam would be the private bass teacher for many of my students and a superb jazz combo coach - he took the initiative to organize students and their lessons without any direction from me. I was learning so much from Adam's clinics that I started taking private lessons with him as well, to work on my improvising skills. As a classical flutist, I'd never really worked on my improvising in-depth and was growing frustrated by my limitations as a teacher. Adam was able to give me tons of very clear and succinct instructions and ideas that I could apply immediately in my own improvising and also easily pass on to my students. He has extensive knowledge of jazz history and performance practice, too, and was able to give lots of tips on what's appropriate to do when playing in various genres. I grew so much as a musician from his instruction and he always treated me as a respected colleague and peer. I've also worked on some of his original works for jazz band, which are fantastic, and hired him to do arrangements for the bands - he's a fast and clever arranger who understands student ensembles well. Adam is amazing!

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