- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
I want to teach the material that excites students. After a handful of really crummy experiences with teachers who wanted me to learn a specific way, I stumbled across a music school in Philadelphia and a college in Boston that really got the principle of teaching what students are drawn to. Bruce Springsteen wrote, "we learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school." Although I don't agree with that on all occasions, there is something so special about hearing something that makes you tick and going, "ok let me listen to that again, and now let me figure out HOW I can do that myself." As a teacher, I'm flexible, focused, and also love to have fun with music. It's something that makes us excited and alive; there's no use in pursuing something you love if you don't equally enjoy the process of getting great at it. So let's find what makes YOU excited about music, and let's figure out out to make you great at it.Show More
Private lessons and ensembles in piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, in styles varying from classical to rock and hip hop, and anything in between.
Summer songwriting workshop instructor, 2 classes per day for one week.
In addition to playing piano/guitar/bass in ensembles, I studied voice at Berklee College of Music with a double major in Contemporary Writing & Production, and Songwriting.
Jake is knowledgeable and a great singing teacher.