Jake Ohlbaum

Jake O.

Nashville, TN

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you're tackling singer-songwriting, accompaniment, pop/rock, jazz/funk/r&b, or even classical exercises, I can help you. I've studied piano/voice/guitar long enough to know what each kind of instrumentalist/vocalist needs. As a songwriter, I've taught at all levels and studied with some incredible songwriting mentors who've whipped me into shape. I'm well versed in a overview of all genres and styles, as well as specialized areas of study. As a writer, I'm also very familiar with coaching instrumentalists geared towards composition and arranging. If you're looking to improve your skills, I can help!
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Jake delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

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Music Teacher (piano/voice/guitar/bass/drums)
Aug 2016 - Present
Arts Academy


Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Writing & Production, Songwriting, Voice)
Sep 2012 - May 2016
Berklee College of Music


Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Writing & Production, Songwriting, Voice)
May 2016
Berklee College of Music

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.

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Aaron R. Mar 10, 2017
Singing · In home

Jake is knowledgeable and a great singing teacher.

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