Jake Parsky

Jake P.

Bethesda, MD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students will analyze various patterns in successful songs in order to develop their own unique style. Lessons will be a mix of listening and workshopping, allowing the student to most thoroughly expand their creative palette.

About Jake P.

Learning should never be a chore. For me, nothing is more exciting than learning something new and sharing it with other people.

I have been teaching private music lessons for 8 years now and have developed a method that allows for students to provide direction to their learning, while still developing all the essential skills of more traditional music education. I have a Bachelors of Arts in music from Macalester College as well as substantial experience performing, recording, and producing. I even got to a open shows for artists such as T-Pain, Lion Babe, and Lil Dickie.

Concerning my non-musical offerings, I also majored in English literature at Macalester and have substantial training in historical writing. I only offer tutoring for subjects in which I scored a 5 on the AP exam and received all A grades.

I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!


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13 Reviews
Marwane boudriga

Great instructor

Posted Nov 1, 2019
Monica K.
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Super knowledgeable/knows what he’s doing! Loved my first day!!

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Caroline W.
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Jake has been a wonderful instructor: very knowledgeable, gives great tips & advice, and always encouraging. Thanks, Jake!

Posted Jun 28, 2018
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Great teacher. Very flexable. Defiantly glad I made the dession to start lessons. I have leared alot.

Posted May 29, 2018
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I can't believe how much Jake helped me go from a zero to a hero! He was able to pin point my struggles and breakdown and show me the way to be successful. I feel so much more confident and comfortable with my voice.

Posted May 13, 2018
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Jake is very patient and encouraging, that helps when one is new at taking lessons.

Posted Jan 22, 2018
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Jake is a teacher at heart. He understands the motivation and skill of his students, designs lessons that engages his students, and makes teaching/learning enjoyable. Jake is clearly a gifted musician and his commitment to teaching demonstrates his passion for music making.

Posted Sep 25, 2017
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Jake is an incredibly talent and patient instructor. He helped my daughter and was not only great at teaching guitar but also great at teaching music theory at the same time.

Posted Sep 17, 2017
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Jake was my instructor for a year and not only was he fantastic but extremely patient with me. He would even let me record his playing so I could watch where I was making mistakes. Don't think twice call Jake!!

Posted Sep 11, 2017
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I took lessons with Jake for several months before he had to attend college and I learned various songs at a level that was pretty advanced. He was very patient and it was a great way to get going on the instrument and learn a bit of music theory. Being able to play songs I liked was encouraging and while I'm still taking lessons online, I think the chops I learned with Jake have helped me tackle new songs by myself. Thanks so much!!

Posted Sep 9, 2017
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Jake is a terrific instructor. He taught my son guitar and was extremely patient and flexible with scheduling. He also picked out songs that my son liked and could learn. I highly recommend him

Posted Sep 7, 2017
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Jake is an amazingly, talented, patient young man. He was fabulous with my son, who was a beginner on Guitar. Jake gave my son Max a tremendous amount of confidence and really hooked him on enjoying and exploring, all different styles of music. Truly a pleasure to have as a music teacher!

Posted Sep 6, 2017
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Jake is not only an awesome guitarist but also a great teacher. He taught our son beginner guitar. He made the lessons fun and relevant. I would highly recommend Jake as a guitar instructor.

Posted Sep 6, 2017

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Creative Writing Teacher
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017

Cow Tipping Press

For a semester, I taught a creative writing class to adults with developmental disabilities. Although this was not music related, I gained invaluable experience teaching people with special needs from many different backgrounds and at many different places in their lives.

Lunch Musician
Sep 2016 - May 2017

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Twice a week, I would perform a 2-hour setlist of popular songs from the '60s to now. I would sing and accompany myself on acoustic guitar. Singing for two hours straight in the late morning forced me to be very careful with my vocal technique, so I wouldn't hurt my voice.


Bachelor of Arts in Music
Sep 2015 - May 2019

Macalester College


Recipient of the Jane Burkleo Music Scholarship
Sep 2018

Macalester Music Department

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