- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
My name is Jade Adam Martin and I am a skilled guitarist/bassist.
I am a 2017 graduate of Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Music Jazz Studies and Commercial Music, Technological & Performance emphasis, a professional Jazz performer, music teacher, inventor and businessman.
I offer guitar, bass (electric and upright) and music software lessons.
I spent my college years focusing on how to become the best guitar musician and most versatile overall performer. I spent my first two music formative years in the music program at the University of Central Florida (UCF). I transferred to Jacksonville University to take advantage and expand my music skills gaining access and capitalizing on more advanced music technology and sound engineering classes unavailable at UCF while maintaining almost a 4.0 GPA during my college career.
I believe that in order to be the best teacher to teach a student, you must be able to perform and lead by example. In addition you must have a good formal academic foundation in music with a 4 year degree from reputable college to have solid working teaching credentials.
I know from experience having a good foundation in the basics of music is extremely important to advance musically. Once a student has a solid footing, then progressing to more advanced concepts goes smoother at an individual pace. In most cases this and a good work ethic of rigorous structured practice leads to successfully performing at a high level in any music style.
Guitar is my main instrument and I teach most guitar music styles. (Rock/Jazz/Country, etc.).
I love playing Gypsy Jazz. It’s a style of jazz single handily pioneered by the French Guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 1930s which requires extreme precision and skill when playing an acoustic guitar.
I am the lead guitarist and leader of the Bleu Cats Jazz band playing this swinging variety in Jacksonville. I am also the inventor and manufacturer of the Bleu Cats Neck Balance accessory for the Telecaster guitar and General Manager of my own company the Bleu Cats LLC and CEO of DM COST ONE, LLC a consulting company.
Private guitar lesson instructor for several years and I have confidence and experience to make you progress to reach your individual music goals.
My personal company.
Good teacher. Before studying with him I felt I wasn’t getting any better on my own. He showed me how important practicing with a metronome is and it has made my sense of rhythm and timing so much better.
Excellent teacher and coach!
Jade is a really great teacher, has a lot of passion for music and translates in his teaching! Thanks so much!
Jade gave me a good foundation and sense of direction of how to progress after learning the guitar basics and how to keep progressing on my own.
He is able to teach you pretty much anything you'd like to know!
Jade is an excellent instructor. His method is simple : to teach you all the necessary tools to get you playing like the pros. Ive been taking lessons for over a year with him and I have no regrets.