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Jack U.

Scottsdale, Arizona

Learn piano fast from a multi-instrumentalist with 15+ years of experience

I have 15+ years experience playing, performing, and recording guitar, bass, and piano. Although I've been playing guitar longer, I'm extremely passionate about piano and synthesizers. I use piano and synth for almost every one of my recordings. I use a very similar mentality whether I'm teaching piano or guitar, even if the lesson plans end up being very different. I like to find out what the student is interested in specifically, and create a lesson plan from that. With children, I usually start with simple sight reading, finger exercises, and chords, and make decisions based on the student's progress. After every lesson I prefer the student to walk away with something fun as well as something technical to work on until the next lesson. I love making lists with students and sending homework over email between every session. I believe that lessons should be fun and easy going. I'm very passionate about music theory but I don't like to push it on anyone unless it's something they're interested in. I'm also very excited when it comes to working with students on songwriting. That is my greatest passion and love helping those who want to write their own music but are having trouble getting started.
About Jack U.

I play guitar, upright & electric bass, ukelele and piano. I've played in multiple bands throughout my life. I moved to Seattle with my band from Ann Arbor in 2016. We played Indie Psych Rock and were influenced by bands like Talking Heads, The Strokes, and David Bowie. We had the privilege of recording a single with Steve Albini(Nirvana) and an EP with Gordon Raphael(The Strokes). We toured the east coast multiple times before deciding to make a change and move out to Seattle. My first Instrument was upright bass in middle school, then I started to explore electric bass, and took up guitar shortly after. Songwriting is the most important part of music to me, and would love to help people learn how to start writing their own songs in addition to playing guitar. Although I’ve played in mostly rock bands, I’ve explored learning guitar and writing songs in all different genres, and would feel comfortable helping you learn whatever genre/style that you’re passionate about. I graduated from film school in Michigan before moving to the west coast. I wrote and directed several short films and entered them into film festivals all over the country. My love of film and music influence each other constantly. I love telling stories through my songs. I'm excited to help people figure out how to play what it is they're passionate about. I've run into so many roadblocks throughout my time creating music, and I feel that I can relate and help with most of the problems you may be facing with guitar or songwriting.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2006

Film Major

Age: 5+

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Piano
Acoustic Guitar
Blues Guitar
Classical Guitar
Electric Guitar
Teaches 7 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
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Teacher's Studio
N 115th St.
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Teacher's studio

Jack is a great teacher! He’s friendly, patient and very knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend!

Posted May 15, 2023
Teacher's studio

Jack comes to our home for an hour each week to teach my son (7yrs) piano and guitar. My son loves his lessons so much he keeps asking when his next lesson is. Jack is super patient (my son loves to talk) and manages to teach him some really cool modern songs vs the classic stuff kids don’t even know. I highly recommend him!

Posted May 9, 2023
Teacher's studio

Jack is the best! I have been trying to learn acoustic guitar on and off for years. He excels at adapting his teaching methods to my specific comfort level and goals — one of which is learning to read music before moving on to playing chords. I actually look forward to lessons and am finally making progress on playing some songs. Can’t recommend him highly enough

Posted May 9, 2023
Music Instructor
Jan 2022 - Aug 2022
The Rockory (Kirkland, WA)
Taught children from ages 5 and up guitar, ukulele, piano and bass guitar. Always did my best to create a calm and comfortable environment for the kids to have fun and learn without pressure.
Film Major
Sep 2009 - Sep 2010
The Motion Picture Institute of Michigan
Video Production
Sep 2007 - Jul 2009
Baker College
Limited Proficiency

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