Jacob Richter

Jacob R.

Dayton, OH

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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:
January 2005

If you want to learn piano, voice or guitar basics, this is a great place to start! I am available to teach at a student home and I can teach at any age or level. I like to have fun while encouraging a student to work and study hard to gain a strong foundation in music. I have my B.A. in music and I have studied at the graduate level. I am a professional singer and stage performer, I play piano and sing at churches and weddings, and I also have a rock band! Whatever your interest in music, whether you just want to learn a couple of songs on the guitar or you would like to become a studied and versatile musician, I can help you achieve your goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to learn the basics of music technique on their instrument. I encourage students to work hard and I advise regular practice with the help of parents to accomplish goals. Along with weekly assignments, I like students to choose a song they want to play or sing because music is also about having fun while you're learning!

*** Studio Equipment ***
LivingRoom: grand piano, chairs, music stand (can supply guitar and bass guitar amp if necessary)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide some music, tuners and cords. I expect students to provide their own instruments and additional materials and music.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained and incorporate this training in all aspects of my teaching. I am also familiar with different styles of jazz, rock, pop and world music.

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Education

BA Music
Aug 2001 - Apr 2003
Concordia College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

21 Reviews

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Nikisha S. Jun 29, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Jacob was a great instructor. He was very kind and class time was very productive! He is a very positive teacher and highly recommended!

Afnan Feb 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

Jacob is awesome. Super caring and understanding regardless of what level you're at.

Renita Q. Oct 12, 2015
Singing · In studio

Aaron was very pleased with the singing lessons.

Sarah Sep 19, 2015
Singing · In studio

My daughter is taking lessons from Jacob. This was her first lesson and he really took the time to make her feel comfortable. I can tell that she is going to have fun and learn a lot. He has a calming and gentle personality.

Connie K. Jul 30, 2015
Piano · In studio

He is a great guy. We love him! No problems and he is very good with son. Recommend!

Nusieba I. Jun 3, 2015
Guitar · In home

Great teacher!

Meghan G. Apr 21, 2015
Guitar · In studio

My teenager has had lessons with Jacob for 3 years, first guitar, then piano. He has a great personality and is a very encouraging teacher. She never once wanted to quit and never complained about going to the lessons, even with an otherwise very busy schedule, which is a testament to him and his teaching. He is a very dedicated and talented musician, and was always willing to work with whatever songs she wanted to learn. I would highly recommend him for any age kid or adult.

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Harold M. Mar 25, 2015
Singing · In studio

Excellent and very helpful and informative

megan S. Oct 22, 2014
Singing · In studio

Jacob is amazing with my daughter.... Very patient and relates well to her.

Max R. Apr 22, 2014
Singing ·

On Pitch

I am a Deacon in the Catholic church and I am over 70 years old. At my church, my pastor expects me to sing at the Easter services. I am known for not being able to sing anywhere near on any key. I would sing in the key of "R". Last year I took all three choirs off key for their responses. In addition, my past efforts, included taking a person playing a guitar off key. Jacob evaluated me and said that I had the capability to sing on pitch. So I began the lessions 2 months ago. I was very pleased with my resluts this Easter. Many people noticed a great improvement in my singing and the choirs were able to respond on key!! I have a great deal more confidence in my singing capabilities. I can testify that Jacob did get me to sing on pitch with excelent results. Thank you Jacob and I will continue with the lessons improving on my capability for next Easter.

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Ahmed Mar 6, 2014
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That was amazing! I will definantly come back for more lessons. He was really helpful. Lots of amazing tips. He explaned well and made everything clear.

Liliana Mar 6, 2014
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It was very nice. Jacob introduced me to some basic stuff and we figured out what my voice range is.

Beverley Mar 6, 2014
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WOW! Let me say that again! WOW! In fact, let me sing that joyfully! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! (with a falsetto) :) Jacob is not only one of the greatest teachers, but was very professional and pleasing to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone and it's a shame that there's only five stars to rate him, for he deserves thousands. I'm just a beginner and was truly pleased with the lesson and look forward to more classes with him. Thanks again so very much Jacob. You are definitely the best!

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Anne T. Feb 14, 2013
Piano ·

Jacob R. is an excellent teacher.

I've been taking piano and voice lessons from Jacob R. I found Jacob to be very knowledgeable, professional, patient, and encouraging.
We like his studio too. My five-year-old especially fond of the big tankful of colorful fish and the three hairless cats.

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Jasmine A. Jan 18, 2013
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Jacob is a great teacher!

Jacob is very kind, respectful, patient, and professional. I highly recommend him to anyone learning to sing.

Dean L. Nov 3, 2012
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jacob is good at what he does

Jaccob is a paitient talented instructor. his knowledge and subject familiarity makes him easy to learn from. I would recommend him to anyone interested in learning lessions.

Uohna F. Sep 18, 2012
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Excellent Teacher

My girls enjoy their time with Jacob. He makes learning music (piano and voice) fun and interesting. They are progressing nicely and I feel that I am getting my monies worth. His home studio is very is in a wonderful location and is very conducive to learning music.He is an extremely well trained musician and an exceptionally good teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a music teacher.

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Tom D. Sep 3, 2012
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As an older person , I have been able to use this product with ease

I saw the advertisment on Youtube, made the call, and with great information I signed up immediately. I like that all of my lesson information is documented.

MelissaT1 May 15, 2012
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Jacob is fantastic with young children, very patient and energetic making the whole experience so fun for my daughter. Would highly recommend him to anyone.

maryt Feb 22, 2012
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Fun

My daughter is always excited to meet with Jacob. She loves coming home and showing me what she has learned. Jacob is so positive.

WilliamK1 Jan 19, 2012
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A Caring Father

I found Jacob to be welcoming and friendly. He is very gifted in the manner in which he communicated his thoughts and goals for the first lesson and all those to follow. While you pay for his time, clearly he gives you his love for music.

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