Jake Ruiz

Jake R.

Bronx, NY

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Jake delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2009

Thank you for stopping in! I hope your ready to learn, and fast! Clicking this page is your first step in your journey to increase your skills and enrich your life. My name is Jake Ruiz and I am a licensed and practicing pedagogue/teacher for the New York City Department of Education, Music Instructor, and academic tutor.

Over the years I have helped students learn how to play guitar and piano in a variety of styles. From rock, pop to classical, you name it, I've taught it! I work well with all ages, whether your 5 or you're 75, I am here to help!

I received a B.S. in Music from Lehman College followed by a M.S. in Education from Hunter College. As an expert practitioner in my field, I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Look no further and set up a lesson today!

Instruments Played:
Guitar : 13 years
Piano : 7 years

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Sep 2013 - Present
NYC Department of Education

High School American History, Global History, Global Issues, College Prepatory English Teacher

Music Instructor
Mar 2008 - Present
Take Lessons, Lehman college, Freelance

Graduated from Lehman College B.S. in Music Magna cum Laude with Honors

Instructed music lessons for all ages


M.S. Education Special Education
Jun 2013 - Jan 2016
Hunter College
B.S. Music
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Lehman College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


NYCDOE Initial Teaching License
Sep 2015
Hunter College

License to teach in the New York City Department of Education


Magna cum Laude
May 2012
Lehman College
Departmental Honors in Music
May 2012
Lehman College
Lehman Scholars Honors Program Graduate
May 2012
Lehman college

Photos & Videos

Suit and Tie

The Streets of Boston, Home to the famous Berklee college of Music

A photo drawn for me by a pupil of mine!

Jake and his Guitar!

I ran into Arnold Schwarzenegger at Golds in Venice Beach California

10 easy three chord songs
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3 Reviews

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Serge Oct 5, 2016
Test Prep · In home

Jake has been a great figure and mentor throughout the years. Would highly recommend to any parents looking to bring quality education to their kids.

Jessica Oct 5, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I highly recommend! I got my first guitar 2 years ago and reached out to Jake for lessons. He is very knowledgeable and a patient teacher. I learned how to play my favorite song by The Beatles in a little over 2 months!

Shaila Oct 1, 2016
Piano · In home

Mr. Ruiz started teaching my son the piano in 2009 when my child was only 5yrs old. He came highly recommended by his Music Professor at Lehman College. He managed to get my son enthused about music at such a young age. He made lessons fun. Thanks greatly to Mr. Ruiz's genuine encouragement and patient coaching, my son continues to study and enjoy the instrument today. Thanks Jake!

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