- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- How to use your ukulele to fight crime!
- How to successfully breed endangered ukuleles!
- Which ukuleles bite!
(Ok...let's be real. They ALL bite.)
You'll ACTUALLY learn:
- How to hear songs and play them on your ukulele without music or preparation!
- How to pair different chords together to create unique styles all your own!
- The skills to compose your -own- music!
- And more!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- October 2004
I've been teaching all sorts of subjects all over the world for the last decade (and some change), and I'm looking forward to connecting with -you- (or your mom/dad/dogs/cats/washcloth--whomever wants to study! ^^)!
I'm very flexible in terms of what's taught and like to adjust my lessons to meet the goals, needs, and preferences of students.
- Ukulele Lessons
- Guitar Lessons
- Voice Lessons
- ESL Lessons (Yonsei University and Gangneung Wonju University as well as Berlitz in Korea)
- 5th through 8th grade science
- English/Grammar/Creative Writing
- Zoology for kids at a zoo!
I have a BA in Music (Vocal Performance) and am currently studying biology and en route to an MS in Evolutionary Biology!
(I also work at a zoo! ^^)
And...I used to street perform ukulele regularly abroad!
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, pies-you-want-to-throw; I'm game for all of it!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
During my time at Yonsei University, I taught a variety of subjects centered around the ultimate goal of developing English language skills for students from around the world (though chiefly Korea).
- Academic Writing
- Thesis Coaching
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Creative Writing
- And others!
Jake's fantastic! Personable, funny, witty and knowledgeable. He brings it.
Great personality, and a great teacher.
One word... Amazing! Jake has been teaching my daughter the Ukulele for a few weeks now and she loves it. She can't wait for Jake to arrive and he has a bag tricks he always brings. His enthusiasm is off the hook and he is as equally as good with children as he is with adults! Choose no other.+ Read More
Our experience with Jake was extremely positive. He is a very creative and knowledgeable teacher. His teaching approach is geared towards the interest of the student. We highly recommend him.
Jake was a really involved instructor. He offered a few people a course which didn't just cover how to pay the ukulele but also the philosophy behind how to listen to music and try to play tunes accurately. He also introduced non-traditional ways to approach learning the ukulele that boosted confidence and decreased the learning time involved.+ Read More
Jake is an amazing teacher! I have zero experience, and he is patient with all of my questions and limited background knowledge. He's fun and engaging, and I would recommend him for anyone looking to learn a new skill or practice an existing skill with an energetic and enthusiastic teacher.+ Read More
My lesson was awesome. I've been trying to teach myself ukulele for a while but had a lot of problems. I started telling Jake about it and he knew just what to do. Very knowledgeable, very clear instructions.