Jakob Smith
Chicago, IL
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Jakob Smith

Jakob S.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Electric guitar is my specialty. I have experience playing many styles. Whether you're just picking up the guitar or you want to improve your abilities.

About Jakob S.

I have been a professional musician for the last 10 years. I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016 with a Bachelors of Performance in Music with and emphasis on jazz guitar. Since then I have traveled North America playing all kinds of music. I've toured the country with the Broadway musicals Annie and Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville and sailed the Caribbean playing in cruise ship show bands. I've played jazz, punk rock, country, blues, you name it. Whatever music you are interested in playing I can help you play it.

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Megan
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Jake is such a good instructor! He's not just teaching me how to play individual songs, he's getting into the fundamentals of music theory and how music *works*. I learned more in one lesson than I learned in six months trying to figure it out on my own. He's good at finding fun songs at my skill level that push me through to the next level. I look forward to these lessons every week!

Posted Feb 24, 2021
Aman Hemnani
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Jakob it's a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. It was very easy to talk to him and let him know what I was wanting to learn. He was able to incorporate music theory and technique in a very easy and simple way to understand and work on. Of the different instructors that I've had lessons from, Jakob was my favorite and the one that I gained the most knowledge from. I would definitely recommend him to others. You won't be disappointed!

Posted Feb 22, 2021

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Experience

Guitarist
Sep 2019 - Mar 2020

Troika

Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele for the first national tour of Escape to Margaritaville.

Guitarist
Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

Theo Ubique

Guitarist for Theo Ubique's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Guitarist
Mar 2019 - May 2019

Theater Latte Da

Guitarist for Theater Latte Da's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Guitarist
Sep 2017 - Jul 2018

Holland America Cruise Lines

Guitarist for Holland America Cruise Lines. I played in the show band, the ballroom dance band, and the party band.

Education

Bachelor of Music
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago

High School Diploma with Music Focus
Aug 2007 - Jun 2010

Main Street School of Performing Arts

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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