Jared Cortese

Jared C.

Seattle, WA
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Jared passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jared delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
June 2004

I have been playing instruments and performing live since I was 11 years old. Initially trained in classical piano I added guitar to my musical palette at the age of 14. In college I spent time continuing my studies in both piano and guitar and received a bachelors of fine arts with a concentration in jazz guitar from Columbia College Chicago in 2004.

I have since moved to Seattle, WA and have become a regular fixture in the music community as a guitar and theory teacher, songwriter/guitarist of the pop rock bands Electric NoNo and Warren Dunes, and co founder and producer of the The Big Ass Boom Box Festival Seattle and the Seattle X Southwest showcase at SXSW Festival in Austin. I have released five studio albums that have received regional and national attention, toured regionally and nationally, and perform regularly at Seattle mainstays including The Crocodile, The Sunset, Columbia City Theater, and many more. My band recently performed at The Upstream Music Festival in downtown Seattle in March 2017.

I consider myself a life long student of music and I pride myself on my dedication to a complete understanding of my instrument. I offer beginner - advanced lessons for guitar and songwriting, and beginner - intermediate lessons for ukulele. I also administer a variety of workshops throughout the year for guitar, songwriting, and music theory, as well as bi annual student recitals.

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Experience

Professional Musician
May 2017 - Present
Warren Dunes

Calypso Pop band from Seattle, WA. I co write and play guitar. We perform regularly in Seattle including Folk Life Music Festival.

Music Teacher
Sep 2010 - Present
Music Teacher

I teach electric and acoustic guitar, ukulele, and songwriting. I welcome most genres including rock, jazz, blues, country, hip hop, EDM, and classical. I welcome students of all ages and levels.

Professional Musician
Jan 2007 - Present
Electric NoNo

Muscle Pop duo from Seattle, WA. I compose, sing, and play guitar. We play regularly in the NW and have toured the country multiple times including performances at SXSW and Upstream Musical Festival.

Education

BFA Music Performance - Jazz Guitar
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
Columbia College Chicago

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

BFA - Music (Jazz Guitar)
Jun 2004
Columbia College Chicago

Photos & Videos

This exercise can be used by anyone to improve strength, dexterity, timing, and ability to use a metronome. It's a great way to warm up!
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Duffy Jun 27, 2017
Guitar · In studio

I have taken acoustic and electric guitar lessons with Jared for several years. Through my own experience and my observation of Jared with other students, I would describe Jared as patient, encouraging, courteous, and respectful. His knowledge and facility with guitar-playing styles and techniques is vast. His understanding of music theory is infectious. He will proceed at your pace, not his. He makes a genuine effort to help his students identify and achieve their goals--and he's genuinely happy when they do. In short, Jared is an exemplary teacher. Highly recommended!

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Aaron Jun 26, 2017
Guitar · In studio

I've had the pleasure of learning from a couple of good teachers in my time. These were instructors with a clear fervor for music and a deft hand at instruction. Then there's Jared. With a calm and joyful persistence, one that not only holds onto an organic passion for music but one that also understands the unique challenges of the pupil, he guides the student through inevitable missteps and atonal chaos with a firm grace. His warmth and humor, coupled with a serious depth of music knowledge, are a must for the aspiring musician or the hobbyist. Whether your aims include songwriting, composition, or just plucking away in the garage, Jared's bespoke formula works. And, it's a joy while one partakes.

Best medicine I ever had!

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