- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students in this subject can study a variety of components related music theory and/or songwriting. Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of music theory and how it works, and if interested how to incorporate this knowledge into their own songs or musical interests.
Music theory and songwriting covers a broad range of music disciplines and students can expect to learn how to analyze their favorite songs, learn how to construct beats if they are interested in music programming, or even further their understanding into the worlds of classical and jazz studies.
Students will be expected to supply their own instruments, equipment and materials in instances where they would like to relate their music theory study to a specific instrument. They must also bring a notebook to write down songs they are interested in and/or artists and groups they would like to study. Students interested in classical or jazz study will need to purchase specific books and materials at the teachers discretion.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2005
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I have my B.A. in music, currently pursuing Master of Arts in Music Composition, and I have been teaching lessons for 15 years. I am a professional Singer, Composer and Piano/Voice Teacher. I have coached students to the Voice and taught completely tone-deaf priests to sing.
I teach students with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. If you just want to learn a couple of songs on the piano or you would like to become a studied musician, I can help you achieve your goals.
*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to learn the basics of music technique. I encourage students to work hard and I advise regular practice to accomplish goals. Along with weekly assignments, students choose songs they want to study because music is also about having fun!
*** Student Equipment needed for lesson*** for online lessons a computer with microphone and speakers, and access to the internet. Piano or voice instrument.
*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained and incorporate this training in all aspects of my teaching. I am familiar with all music styles of jazz, rock, pop etc and can teach any level and any age. I would be happy two teach 2 or more siblings at a discounted rate, just ask me about teaching your kids lessons back to back!
I have experience getting music produced and into 11 television networks in L.A. and have helped students create finalized produced tracks of their own original music. I can record vocals and create direction for where you want your music to go.
I have composed works for the stage, the field and for film. I have electronic music with 11 television networks in L.A. and I am currently working on a commissioned piece for the YPCC in Cincinnati. I am pursuing my MA in Music Composition at UCF.
15+ years of teaching Piano & Voice and various instruments to all ages and also special needs students - I have coached students to the Voice and taught completely tone-deaf priests to sing.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Our experience with Take Lessons and more importantly with Jacob the instructor have been very good so far. My 9 year old son is just starting saxophone and based on the two lessons he had with Jacob, they appear to get along well. Jacob appears to be very patient with my young inexperienced saxophone player.
My son was able to play a few notes the first lesson and played Hot Cross Buns the second lesson. Apparently, playing anything that early in training is unusual. So we are very pleased and hope to see the progress continue.
Jacob was a great instructor. He was very kind and class time was very productive! He is a very positive teacher and highly recommended!
Jacob is awesome. Super caring and understanding regardless of what level you're at.
Aaron was very pleased with the singing lessons.
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.
He is a great guy. We love him! No problems and he is very good with son. Recommend!
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.Show More
Excellent and very helpful and informative
Jacob is amazing with my daughter.... Very patient and relates well to her.
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.
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.
It was very nice. Jacob introduced me to some basic stuff and we figured out what my voice range is.
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!
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.
Jacob is a great teacher!
Jacob is very kind, respectful, patient, and professional. I highly recommend him to anyone learning to sing.
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.
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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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.
My daughter is always excited to meet with Jacob. She loves coming home and showing me what she has learned. Jacob is so positive.
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.