Jan Pauck

Jan P.

Los Angeles, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Jan has been playing the guitar for over 24 years and studied formally at the world renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood back in 2001.

By applying a mix of the teaching techniques used at his former school and his own approach to teaching Jan is able to tailor lessons to his students needs and goals, presenting exercises to develop techniques in the most efficient way possible.

A healthy combination of learning songs and techniques fuels his students inspiration to want to practice and progress on the guitar, both with their knowledge of chords and voicings, soloing and scales, and their application.

A favorite thing to do of Jan's students in their lessons is jamming along to him on drums to develop their timing and strumming skills, and off course because it is so fun.

A part of lessons is also the development of musicianship and theory, always in the context of either a cover song or an original song ( that Jan helps their students write and record ), to prepare for playing with other musicians in a band setting.

About Jan P.

Learning an instrument in a music recording studio environment has many advantages and is a lot more fun, creative and rewarding. From your teacher jumping on different instruments
for you to develop your independence and timing as a player and
recording prepared projects you've been working on,
to playing at a higher volume to get to know your gear's real sound, the rocking' memories you'll walk away with will fuel your inspiration to practice and improve fast.

My focus is to help you achieve your goals on your instrument.

With each individual student, I offer exercises, songs and techniques to practice that will help you to immediately begin seeing positive results. I believe that anyone can play an instrument and take their next step in music. It makes a big difference if you have the right teacher to help you learn the music you love. Most people that have attained musical proficiency had someone that took the time to guide them along their way. Much of what is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only mysterious until it is explained and practiced.


Jan has been teaching professionally since 2001. He graduated with honors from Musicians Institute in Hollywood after earning a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and IT in Germany. He has been playing music for over 24 years, in bands ever since age 16 as a lead guitarist, bass player and singer. In his newest band he is on drums and vocals. He built a music recording studio in the city in 2004 at which he teaches and has engineered and mixed many bands since. He has also taught a guitar and band afterschool program at Brightstar Middle School Charter Academy in Los Angeles, fronts the band Audiocination, plays lead guitar in Clark 8, bass with Radius and drums with OG Booker T.

*** Lesson Details ***
With each individual student, I offer
exercises, songs and techniques to practice that will help you to
immediately begin seeing positive results. I believe that anyone can
play an instrument and sing and take their next step in music. It makes a big
difference if you have the right teacher to help you learn the music
you love. Most people that have attained musical proficiency had
someone that took the time to guide them along their way. Much of what
is thought of as difficult to play or understand in music is only
mysterious until it is explained and practiced.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum kits, amplifiers, lots of electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, synthesizer, an old piano, a fully equipped professional music studio.

*** Specialties ***
I am mainly a funky rock and blues guitar player, and have been in bands on bass, drums and with my own project, Audiocination, on guitar and vocals. There are so many different styles that get mixed into rock that I find it important to introduce my students to a lot of them, so they can find the one that suits them best.

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Becky Roberts
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I'm taking drum lessons from Jan and since I don't have my own kit yet, his awesome music studio is the ticket! I get to play on one of two kits and I'm digging every second!

Posted Dec 2, 2015
HeatherD

Super Happy

I am currently a drum student of Jan's and I couldn't be happier. He is a really great teacher. He obviously cares a lot about what he does and he is very good at understanding what each student needs individually to keep moving forward at a pace that is right for the student. He strikes an excellent balance between keeping the fun part of music alive (playing music!) and making sure that you receive solid technique instruction as well. He is super excellent at helping you understand how the things you are learning will build together over time (this helps a lot when some things are frustrating to make your body and mind do at first). You do have to do some exercises, but his focus is all related to working towards having fun and playing music. If you're a drum student, even as you're getting your first beats down he plays guitar with you right away (the first lesson in my case). It's really terrific to get a feeling for what it's like to play with other people from the very beginning. I can be self conscious about doing things around other people before I feel like I know what I'm doing. Playing with him right from the beginning helped me toss that aside without it taking hold of me this time, because, well, it's pretty darn fun to be completely honest.If you take lessons from Jan I am pretty sure you will feel very fortunate, as I do, to have found such talented and supportive instructor.

Posted Sep 30, 2011
SusannaC

fantastic!

my six year old grandson started his music lessons with Jan two month ago.Jan is an amazing teacher and extremely patient with kids- more of a friend/ teacher to my grandson who enjoys his lessons while learning fast and without pressure.I highly recommend Jan to anybody, young, medium, "old"...Jan enriches the takelessons community

Posted Jul 18, 2011
HalbertR

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Speaking for Malcolm: Malcolm is enjoying the lesson sessions with Jan. Speaking for myself: I appreciate him always being timely and teaching my son by using the type of music that he is interested in. This helps him to stay interested and motivates him to practice.

Posted Feb 7, 2011
DonaldG

BEST GUITAR TEACHER EVER!

I have to say that learning the guitar isn't the easiest thing to do. BUT, with the help of Jan, it is definitely doable. I'm not the type of person who can learn new things fast, having said that, Jan made a impossible thing for me to learn... possible. THANKS JAN!!!

Posted Jan 26, 2011
JerryM

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I am so pleased to have found Jan. He makes learning fun! The concepts he teaches bring the music to life. He also challenges me to reach out and stretch myself to acheive new levels.

Posted Oct 9, 2010
wendyc

Jan has been a great instructor. I have taken lessons in the past and learned very little if anything at all. However, now I am actually learning... I am so amazed! He has a natural ability for teaching, and he is very encouraging. I can see that he loves teaching and loves people and that's why he is so effective as a teacher.

Posted Apr 9, 2010
SuzanneL1

Jan is very patient, kind, and professional. My son loved his music lesson. Unfortunately he lives too far from us to continue. He's an out-standing instructor. We wish him the best!

Posted Feb 2, 2010
IselaE

Andrews mom

My son really enjoys his classes, his only complain is that half an hour is too short so we are increasing it to an hour.He said he is really learning from Jan and that he is patient and makes it fun.

Posted Sep 27, 2009
JoeyH

Jan has been great from day one. takes things slow, and has met me on my level of music knowledge

Posted Aug 17, 2009

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Education

Professional Guitar Program
Mar 1999 - Sep 2001

Musicians Institute, G.I.T.

Master's of Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Sep 1992 - Sep 1998

Munich University of Technology

Computer Science and Technlogy
Aug 1995 - Aug 1996

California State University Long Beach

Languages

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Appreciation
Jun 2004

Youth Policy Insitute

Enrichment Specialist in recognition to his valuable contributions to YPI and Youth Services After-School Program
Certificate of Achievement
Mar 2000

Musicians Institute

Most Improved Student in the GIT class of 2000

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