Jake Ruiz

Jake R.

Bronx, NY

About Jake R.

Background check: Last verified 08/17/2016
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Jake teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2009
Last sign in: 4 days ago


I have been teaching private lessons since 2009. I have helped students learn how to play guitar and piano in a variety of styles.

As an academic instructor, I helped the youth of the NYCDOE pass the regents examinations in U.S. History and Global History. I also special education certified so that he can meet the needs of all learners!

I received my training at Lehman college from 2008-2012 where I received a degree in music and later a graduate degree in Education from Hunter College. As an expert in my field, I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals.

Instruments Played:
Guitar : 12 years
Piano : 6 years

Ages Previously Taught : 5 to 73.

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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

Languages Spoken


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
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3 Reviews on Jake R.

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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