George Jacobs

George J.

Miami, FL
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About

George passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
George delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
1985

Guitarist, Songwriter, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Performer

The virtuoso session guitarist has recorded with such names as The Brecker Brothers and the Saturday Night Live band, and he has toured with Journey, Styx, Tina Turner, Robin Trower, Chick Corea, Bob Seger, Fania All Stars, and many other music legends. And now with his group Second Chance, he's more dazzling than ever, rejuvenated with a real second chance after recovering from a life-threatening illness.
George's first album to bring attention to his guitar mastery was Chango, as part of the group of the same name, which signed to ABC Records in the 70’s. The album went gold, selling more than 500 thousand copies. George’s second record was on Mercury records. He also produced, co-wrote and played guitar with a group called Apache, signed to Atlantic records. All the records reached the Billboard charts.
More recently, George's Under the Influence CD has had major exposure and has been played on over 550 radio stations worldwide. The CD, which has sold more than five thousand copies without a major release, feat

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Experience

Owner
Mar 2012 - Jan 2015
Guitar shop

I owned a guitar shop, where I sold guitars, gave lessons, and had a recording studio in the back. I have recorded 3 major label releases, with a gold album. Chango. ABC Records. I still record and play over 4-5 hours a day.

Guitarist
Feb 1972 - Apr 1974
ABC Dunhill Records

I was The Lead Guitarist for a group called Chango and was signed and toured for this record label.

Education

Music
Feb 1983 - Jul 1985
Ventura collage
Music Theory
May 1979 - Dec 1981
Pat Matheny School of Music

Languages

Greek
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Music Supervisor
Jan 2017
Music Mind Tracks

I got signed to a music supervisor. They Place my music with Film, TV. I currently have a song on TV. Sky;s the limit, on Telemundo. 9PM EST 6 days a week, currently playing. I will be receiving Royalties from this.

Awards

Chango
Apr 1973
ABC Dunhill Records

Affiliations

American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers
Jan 1972

A.S.M.A.C. is an organization whose mission is to promote the arts of Music Arranging, Composition, and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public. A.S.M.A.C.’s purpose is to provide its membership a place to make contact with each other to exchange ideas and information about the art of music and the music industry. A.S.M.A.C. seeks to educate and inform both the general public and the commercial arts community about the roles its members play in the creation of music past and present. A.S.M.A.C. also encourages emerging arrangers and composers in their development.

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Photos & Videos

"George Jacobs" Personal Introduction to his Music lesson classes.
George Jacobs in the studio, check out his new release. A.I.
Visit:  https://www.miaguitars.com/vid/watch.php?vid=3b633837d
Music Video.

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A.I.  Instrumental.  Currently with music supervisor's Shopping it to TV, Film, and Video game companies.
Sky's The Limit.  This song is currently on TV. Telemundo at 9PM EST
This was on POP radio for six months at #35
Photo by George J.

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George Jacobs on Tour with Chango.
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8 Reviews

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Lawrence Aug 30, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Witnessing George instruct is watching a professional at work! He doesn't play the guitar, but he makes the guitar sing. You can tell his experience by his knowledge of his instrument, and what he teaches is substantial to what I need or anybody else to become a better musician. Just like his productions he teaches at a high-level, but breaks it down for even a child to understand. If you want a transformation in your musicianship, I'm confident Mr. Jacobs is your guy!

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Tony Aug 25, 2018
Guitar · In studio

I met George at his Miami guitar shop, we tried some amps and pedals, immediately i knew he could play the guitar like few can. From hendrix to santana, progressive to classic, George is your guy if you want to know in deep the art of guitar playing. Plus he can help you with finding Your sound.

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Walter Aug 25, 2018
Guitar · In home

George is an excellent instructor. My son had been playing for awhile but just couldn’t get past the brick wall that he kept hitting. George worked with him and was able to get past the rut he was in and help him expand his skills. My son is now 17 and plays in a popular local band that has several paying gigs a month. Thank you George.

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Tristan Aug 24, 2018
Guitar · In home

George is an incredible teacher and a class act. He is thorough and in depth with his teaching and he always comes in with a lesson plan. I would recommend George to any and everybody looking to learn how to play guitar.

William Aug 24, 2018
Guitar · In studio

I learned new licks every lesson, I was taught to incorporate them into my playing. After taking lessons with George my playing improved dramatically.

Nicole Aug 23, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

George has really taken his time in teaching me the basic fundamentals of how to play guitar. I am a beginner and have already seen a change in my playing style. I would definitely recommend him if you are interested in gaining superior musical knowledge and building up the confidence to take your playing to the next level.

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Eric Aug 22, 2018
Guitar · In home

With over 45 years of experience to share, George has all the tools and knowledge I need to advance my abilities in Guitar. Great teacher that allows me to learn and grow at a good and comfortable pace. His lessons are concise and effective for me to study even with my busy schedule. A+++

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Aqui Aug 21, 2018
Guitar · In home

George is a gifted guitarist and instructor. His experience and insight have proven pivotal in my pursuit of improved knowledge and skills on the guitar. I can highly recommend him to anyone striving to be a better guitar player.

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