- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- February 2014
As a professional licensed private school teacher and musician with over 17 years experience performing guitar and singing, 7 years experience teaching and an award winning album, Jacob has mastered the art of transforming beginning and intermediate students into advanced musicians.
“Together we will light the flames of your passion by mastering your favorite song, while, at the same time mastering proper technique and music theory. I work with some of the most advanced musical technology, which I demo for my students.
Together we write original pieces… But it’s really up to you. YOU chose the style. YOU choose the technique and I’ll lead the way. Let me inspire you to greatness.”
So if you’re interested in mastering Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and pretty much everything in between… if you’re interested in writing original pieces or studying music theory, then try a few lessons out!
*** Lesson Details ***
Whether it’s you, your daughter, or your grandpa, I teach all ages, all types of guitar (acoustic, electric, classical). I live in Albuquerque. I do not charge for lessons cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, but I have a flexible schedule and I am always willing to work with student's individual needs.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have everything we will need to record music and vocals, play through bass or guitar amplifiers, a variety of different instruments, recording and video technology, effects pedals, loop systems and more!
*** Specialties ***
Rock (classic, alternative, indie) Blues, Jazz,
Singing and playing at the same time
Writing original pieces and lyrics
Performances (solo or group)
Singing and finger picking, tapping, electric soloing, complex chord progressions
Technology: Pedal systems, loopers, professional recording, mixing, and mastering, Equalizing
17 years of experience playing guitar & singing, 7 years of experience teaching.
Currently state-licensed teacher completing the teacher training program at CNM.
Great teacher. Patient with questions and puts time in after the lesson to make sure concepts were explained clearly. Highly recommend.
Jacob was amazing! My son is very apprehensive about people and most of the time refuses to go back after meeting them. He absolutely adored Jacob!! He said he never wants to have a different guitar teacher. Jacob was very patient, explained things in different ways, and kept it simple as my son is only 7 years old. I was impressed and so relieved to have found Jacob.+ Read More
My lessons are going great. I have learned a lot already in the last 5 lessons I have had. My teacher is very positive and works with my own style of playing and learning. I like the location for my classes too. I am very thankful for my teacher.
Jacob is awesome. He was able to make my daughter excited about guitar again. She really liked him from the beginning. He really is great with kids
Loved Meeting with Jacob! He went out of his way to make my daughter feel relaxed and comfortable, as this was her first voice lesson. He is a very pleasant young man and she can't wait until her next lesson.
My great- grandson liked Jacob. He was kind & patient. Gave him some easy homework to practice.. I had to change the schedule a few times, Jacob was easy to work with. I would recommend him, and if my great grandson wants to continue, it would be with Jacob.+ Read More
My sons first lesson was great! Jacob helped him to feel comfortable and confident. We are looking forward to the next lesson:)
I am a 21 year old female who was looking for someone to help learn worship songs for my church. Jacob was open to the idea of singing Christian music. He did a great job of making me feel confident and comfortable. He's great for anyone looking to sing but lacks confidence to the person who wants to sing on stage. He has the equipment for both.+ Read More
My son had played a little guitar before he started coming to Jacob. He was quite bored with the music he was playing and was not at all motivated to practice.
This is no longer the case. Since starting lessons with Jacob, there are days when it's hard to get him to put the guitar down!
Jacob focuses on what my son wants to play. This has kept him interested in his music and progressing quickly. He enjoys his time with his instructor, who is kind and patient and an excellent musician.
Jacob has been flexible when we have needed to reschedule on occasion and as a parent, has been a pleasure to work with.
All around, I couldn't be happier with a guitar instructor for a teen boy. I'm sure he would be just as great with any age/gender. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
My son is a beginner, and Jacob was so patient and nice! Jacob is extremely talented, and I am so happy we found him. I can definitely say that I will be purchasing my son additional lessons with Jacob when this session is over!!!
Good guitarist. Good teacher. Good encouragement. I feel like im going to go far with this instructor.
Very talented and fun teacher who knows how to make lessons interesting.
Dynamic, and immersive lessons
When working with Jake all the lessons are tailored exactly towards your skill level and wants/needs as a musician. His knowledge extends beyond simple guitar playing and into performance, technology, and music theory. Meaning if you want to one day perform live he has all the tools and expertise at hand. Or if you simply want to strum out some pop songs that's fine too.
I had a blast taking guitar lessons from Jake, and feel that I not only advanced farther along in skill as a guitar player, but also gained a deeper appreciation for music and performance.
Also, he's a nice guy and a cool dude. So that's a plus.
Our son has been interested in playing the guitar for awhile now and got a guitar this past Christmas. After lots of searching we finally found an instructor that is a great fit for our son. As soon as we saw Jacob's online profile and his taste in music we were hopeful he would be the instructor for Aid. Jacob is an enthusiastic teacher who is great with kids and has patience with young musicians. Our son is excited to attend his guitar lessons and the homework Jacob sends him home with gives Aid plenty to work towards until his next lesson. Aid wants to practice everyday and can't wait until his next lesson. We are very impressed with how quickly our son is picking up guitar and how much he enjoys his lessons. Thanks Jacob for helping our son truly develop a love for music. We appreciate you!