Jacob Phaneuf

Jacob P.

Farmington, AR

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
The mandolin is a super fun expressive instrument. I've taught many students the mandolin and helped them really enjoy and appreciate the instrument, and feel empowered when playing with others outside of lessons.
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Jacob delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

My name is Jacob and I've been playing music ever since I was about 12. I fell in love with it and have played music everyday for hours ever since. It's a huge privilege to teach others the same passion. Over 6 years ago I quit my full time job working with troubled youth to teach music full time at my studio, Inside Out Studio. We now have over 200 happy students and 13 teachers. I have a few available times during the day that I'd like to pick up a few more students. We are an award winning studio for our teaching and our students are often the same. I personally teach acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keys/piano, and mandolin. I love teaching all ages, including adults. Thanks for your interest and let me know if you have any questions.

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Owner, Producer
Jan 2010 - Present
Inside Out Studio

Inside Out Studio is my full time passion. I teach music and produce music as well as manage our other 12 teachers and over 200 students. We do everything from recording projects to performance opportunities with our students here at the studio. The goal is to provide a safe, fun, and encouraging environment to nurture the talents and skills of our students. We also encourage them to use their talents in the community. Find out more at www.insideoutNWA.com

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Jul 2003 - Aug 2007
University of Arkansas
Psychology B.A.
Jul 2003 - Aug 2007
University of Arkansas


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jul 2015
The Arkansas House of Representatives
"Best Music Lessons in Northwest Arkansas"
Jun 2013
KIDS Directory, NWA Motherlode

Photos & Videos

Myself and a student before lessons.

Myself, one of our drum instructors, and our students on their way to a state competition.

Myself, and my son Gibson enjoying time on the great Buffalo River- one of my favorite destinations.


14 Reviews

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Isabella K. Sep 26, 2016
Guitar · In home

Jacob did a wonderful job with my granddaughter on her first lesson!

Max A. Aug 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Jacob is really great! We would definitely recommend him to anyone. His studio is awesome and he is passionate about music.

Christian Apr 13, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Jacob is the real deal! He knows music and he is great with students of all ages. The proof is in the pudding. Anyone that spends any amount of time with Jacob can see immediately that music is more than a job for this guy. It's a passion! Take lessons with him; you will not be disappointed!

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George Apr 13, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Jacob is a very intuitive and insightful instructor. He sees the potential and pitfalls for each student and guides then accordingly.

Braeden Hess Apr 12, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

Great instructor. Helped me get on the right track to learning and playing bass guitar and growing my musical knowledge. Very patient and a pleasure to work with.

Tom Apr 12, 2016
Music Recording · In studio

Jacob's a cut above & second to none. His work ethic & mastery of music make him the ideal tutor. He is kind & understanding, patient & knowledgeable.

Joshua Apr 12, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Jacob helped me transcend those inhibitions and barriers which formerly had kept my love for music, and thus my musical gifts, from flourishing. He accomplished that by blending together those necessary elements of teaching: positive encouragement and insightful criticism. After putting you at he understands the most important truth of learning: that the person who does not come to love music will not experience the beauty and enjoyment which do not come for any external result (intelligence, money, fame etc.). When this happens, it is only a matter of time before you are a great musician. Jacob taught me that. Hopefully he can bring you to that point, also.

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Patrick Apr 12, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

My 8 year old son started guitar lessons about 6 months ago and can already play multiple songs! He always has fun at lessons and his instructor is a great guy.

Susan Apr 12, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Jacob is an amazing instructor! He takes the time to get to know his students personal goals and brings out the best in them.

Jamie Apr 12, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Jacob was patient with me as I learned guitar as an adult. Guitar lessons were a way for me to unwind after a long day at work and also continue my personal development. Two of my children have gone on to learn drums & piano at Inside Out Music Studios because of Jacob's vision to see children learn to appreciate and love music. I would highly recommend Jacob & other instructors at Inside Out Studios to my friends & family!

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Tara Abshier Apr 12, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Jacob has been a huge blessing for our son, Alex. He began playing in October with Jacob and after only a few months he was playing at church! It has not only taught him so much, but it has given him so much confidence and it has been such a great outlet for him emotionally and creatively. Jacob has a very "laid back" approach where Alex doesn't think it's "work" he just thinks it's fun! He looks forward to it every week and says every week that the lesson flies by! He says he always wants it to last longer. I cannot say enough good things about Jacob. I feel that teaching music is his passion and his calling and it shows.

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David Apr 12, 2016
Music Recording · In studio

Very patient, but also passionate about getting good results.

Teresa Apr 12, 2016
Piano · In studio

Perfect for kids and adults. We all love him.

John Apr 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Jake is so helpful.

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